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Overseas Trade: Brazil

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her Brazilian counterpart on ensuring that UK-Brazil trade does not adversely affect the preservation of the Amazon rainforest.

Photo of Conor Burns Conor Burns The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

This Government shares concerns about deforestation in the Amazon and during my recent visit to Brazil, I raised the UK’s commitment to environmental protection and offered support to Brazil in the transition to renewable energy and a lower carbon economy. We are working in partnership with Brazilian businesses, farmers and State governments to support sustainable development for the benefit of Brazilian communities and ecosystems, investing over £150million of climate finance in forest programmes across the country. This includes the extra £10 million recently announced by the Prime Minister.

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