Bolsonaro pledges to create Amazon Council to protect rainforest
Topics: BOLSONARO AMAZON RAINFOREST
Bolsonaro, who has faced a firestorm of criticism for his environmental policies since taking power in January 2019, presided over a surge in deforestation in the Amazon last year.
The council will be led by Vice President Hamilton Mourao, Bolsonaro said on Twitter.
It will be tasked with coordinating the “various actions in each ministry concerned with the protection, defense and sustainable development of the Amazon,” he added.
A National Environmental Force charged with protecting the rainforest will also be established, Bolsonaro said. ■