According to a Thursday report, Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by 9.5 percent last year, mostly due to deforestation, making it one of the only large economies that did not reduce pollution as the pandemic began. Despite the fact that global emissions declined seven percent in 2020 as a result of Covid-19 stay-at-home policies that crippled the global economy, Brazil emitted 2.16 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide.

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