Fighting Climate Crisis in Brazil Ranges from Reducing Diesel to Deforestation, Says IPCC Author

The IPCC author Mercedes Bustamante claims that it ranges from reducing diesel to deforestation and that disaster news reflects what the UN report describes

São Paulo

Combating climate change in Brazil involves reducing deforestation and conserving forests. As well as expanding the use of renewable energies and rethinking the transport sector.

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Mercedes Bustamante - Arquivo pessoal

This is what Mercedes Bustamante, president of Capes (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) and one of the reviewers of the synthesis report of the AR6 (Sixth Assessment Report) of the UN climate scientific panel (IPCC), released this Monday (20), points out.

According to her, the country needs to think about climate adaptation solutions that alleviate disasters like the one in São Sebastião (SP). "Maybe we don't even need IPCC charts anymore, just newspaper headlines to see what's going on." The report describes such extreme events.

As a response to them, says Bustamante, she cites the use of fossil fuels. "We have more financial incentives for the fossil fuel industry than for actions to adapt to climate change. Not only do we not put resources into solutions, but we invest in the problem."

Translated by Cassy Dias

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