Brazil strengthens climate goals, targets 48% lower emissions by 2025

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Environment Minister Marina Silva looks on during the Amazon Summit at the Hangar Convention Centre in Belem, Para State, Brazil, August 9, 2023. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File photo

(Reuters) – Brazil aims to cut its emissions by 48% by 2025, the country’s environment minister Marina Silva told the United Nations’ Climate Ambition Summit in New York on Wednesday, as she issued a revised set of stronger climate goals.

By 2030, Brazil aims to cut its emissions by 53% compared with 2005 levels, Silva added on behalf of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

(Reporting by Peter Frontini; Editing by Sarah Morland)