Brazil’s government continues to seek funding to protect the Amazon rainforest. That said Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo de Aquino Salles in an interview with the „Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung“ (Tuesday edition). Corresponding statements by President Jair Bolsonaro were „a reaction to a statement from Europe“.
Salles told the newspaper that Brazil wanted to increase the fund’s efficiency and, above all, restructure the supervisory board. „The aim is for the fund to be able to repatriate money.“ Representatives of non-governmental organizations should have as many seats as before, and lenders should be given a seat that they did not previously have. Among other things, he wanted to talk to German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) and German Development Minister Gerd Müller (CSU).