Overseas Trade: Brazil

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

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Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

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 Emma Dent Coad Emma Dent Coad Labour, Kensington

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

With your permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to take question 8 and 12 together.

This Government is committed to protecting the world’s rainforests. 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 Brazil and through UK Government-led programmes, investing over £150 million of climate finance in forest programmes across the country.

I was delighted that on my return from Brazil in August, the PM announced an extra £10 million in the aftermath of recent fires.

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