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Brasil altera base de cálculo para poder emitir mais gases estufa

Crédito: Sérgio Vale/Amazônia Real

25 Oct 21

Senate approves the government’s “creative accounting” for environment goals

On the eve of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-26), the Climate Observatory analysed the bill that alters the National Policy on Climate Change (PNMC), approved last week by the Federal Senate. 

As a conclusion, the organization points out that the proposed goals for carbon emissions reductions in Brazil are as insufficient as the ones presented by the government in the update of the Brazilian Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) at the end of 2020.  According to the OC, both reduce the Brazilian climate ambition for the next decades. The observatory explains that this “creative accounting” consists in maintaining the percentage of emissions cuts promised, while changing the basis of calculation.

The “creative accounting” strategy hinders Brazil’s capacity to comply with the Paris Agreement objectives, one of the COP-26 agendas. 

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