December 4, 2011 11:30am
Fossil of the Day Logo
Apparently, Brazil's environment minister had to delay her travel to Durban to work on (improve? reduce the damage from? scuttle?) the forest code legislation. So, she was not here to receive the award; someone else—not from Brazil's official delegation—helpfully stood in. Not part of the presentation (but a point I raised at our COP side event) were these facts: that half of Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions come from the cattle sector alone; 75% are from agriculture. If the forest code changes go through, these emissions will almost surely rise. Fossilized indeed.
Image by CAN (Climate Action Network)