How the U.S. Can Use Trade to Fight Deforestation in Brazil

By Raoni Rajão, Anders Beal

Without waiting for international partners to follow suit, the U.S. can deploy influential policy tools to tackle deforestation-linked trade.

As the United Nations Climate Summit takes place in Egypt, climate issues are again in the global spotlight. And in Brazil, the incoming administration of President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva looks set to restore a focus on environmental concerns like global climate change, food security and deforestation. But Lula can’t fight Brazil’s deforestation all by himself: He will need the support of the international community. Now it’s time for U.S. policymakers to consider how they can best support Brazil moving forward. That means seeking international support for policy that...

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