Brazil is a leader in socio-environmental conflicts in the Amazon

Owner of the largest extension of the Amazon Forest, Brazil is also a leader in social and environmental conflicts in the region. A survey comparing the situation of four countries showed that, of the 1,308 confrontations recorded in 2017 and 2018, 995 occurred on Brazilian soil. The main cause of the conflicts is agribusiness, which involves both livestock and soybeans and other monocultures.

Source: Ambiente Brasil

BTG Pactual compensates 13,000 tonnes of carbon

The BTG Pactual zeroed out last year’s carbon emissions. The financial institution offset 13,000 tons of CO2 through carbon credits purchased from a forestry project in Uruguay. The bank has also taken steps to reduce the carbon footprint of its activities, using digital media to hold meetings and installing solar panels in its office in Medellin, Colombia.

Source: Exame