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Sustainable development and the environment

Brazil and the Environment

Brazil attaches great importance to environmental issues and has been actively participating in international discussions related to climate change; conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; sustainable management of forests and water resources; fight against desertification; seas and oceans; conservation and management of Antarctic resources, among others. Since 1992, when Brazil hosted the United Nations Conference on...

Sustainable development

Brazil and the Sustainable Development

The discussions on sustainable development held in multilateral

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Negotiations that led to the adoption, in September 2015

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, formerly known



The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – opened

Endangered species

A high number of animal and plant species are at risk of extinction


Issues involving biosafety and, in particular, living modified


The debate on forests has achieved increasing importance

Climate change

Brazil is committed to the protection of the global climate


Droughts, land degradation and desertification represent serious

Water Resources

Water resources have gained increasing importance in

Sea, Antarctica and space


Signed in 1959, the Antarctic Treaty entered into force 

Brazilian Continental Shelf

According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Brazilian Space Program

Space technologies contribute to development, generating benefits


Brazil has an active presence in the major multilateral fora that

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