Australian news, and some related international items

Labor urges Morrison govt to pressure Brazil to protect Amazon forests

Labor urges more action to protect the Amazon, SBS,  Labor is urging the Morrison government to do all it can to encourage Brazil to protect the Amazon as international leaders discuss the issue at the G7 summit. In a joint statement, Labor’s foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong and climate change spokesman Mark Butler said the rainforest fires are increasingly occurring at an alarming rate.

“The Amazon has often been described as the world’s lungs. Its protection matters to the whole international community,” they said.

“We call on the Morrison government to do everything they can to encourage Brazil to respond to this rapidly worsening global disaster.”

They said failure to defend against or prevent these fires stands to derail any international efforts against climate change…….

August 26, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, politics

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