Words by Tess Becker
As climate change becomes more apparent with catastrophic weather events battering countries around the world, some countries are planning to ramp up their climate action. One such country is Brazil, home to the Amazon rainforest, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva plans to commit the country to a more ambitious climate change goal this year. This comes after his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro, cut back many of the climate goals and policies that Brazil had in place.
Lula’s government pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.
“Brazil is ready to resume its leading role in the fight against the climate crisis,” Lula said.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Beacon Food Forest. This is one of the largest food forests in the country. Find out more and support them here.
Cultural Survival. They are an indigenous-led nonprofit focused on empowering indigenous Americans and helping the planet. Find out more.