Germany Plans to Donate 200 million EUR for the First 100 Days of Lula's Government

Minister Svenja Schulze says that, in addition to the Amazon Fund, money can be allocated to indigenous peoples, Amazonian states, and social issues

São Paulo

"We want an immediate program for the first hundred days of government, in agreement with the government about what can be done and, for that, [we will have] another € 200 million (R$ 1.1 billion)", the german minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulze, told Folha.

The donation must come from Schulze's ministry, which is also responsible for the Amazon Fund, but it must go beyond the mechanism aimed at conserving forests and mitigating climate change.

SÃO PAULO, SP, BRASIL, 28-01-2023: Minister Svenja Schulze. (Foto: Bruno Santos/ Folhapress) - Folhapress

"We are also going to cooperate in other areas, to help resolve the social gap, because we are sure that climate protection does not work without solving social problems", points out Schulze, citing that she has been keeping herself informed regarding the situation of the Yanomami people and that she seeks to have a conversation with the ministers Sônia Guajajara (Indigenous Peoples) and Marina Silva (Environment) about ways to cooperate in the case.

Translated by Cassy Dias

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