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Brazil proposes cuts to 2021 budget for environmental protection as deforestation spikes

Brazil's government under President Jair Bolsonaro is proposing the smallest budget for environmental protection in at least 13 years despite soaring destruction of the country's Amazon rainforest, according to data from non-profit Contas Abertas.
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World Bank to invest $5 billion in 11 African countries

The World Bank says it will invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agriculture productivity, and promote livelihoods in 11 African countries as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Funding for climate disasters 'failing' those most vulnerable, says IFRC

The number of disasters caused by extreme weather and climate-related events is surging, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says, but funding is not getting to where it is most needed.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro slams Biden for 'coward threats' over Amazon

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reacted angrily on Wednesday to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's call for a world effort to offer Brazil $20 billion to end Amazon deforestation or face unspecified "economic consequences."