The 2022 Brazilian NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution, which presents the goals of a country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement), in addition to allowing more emissions in relation to the 2016 commitment (increases by 314 million tons of CO2eq for 2025; and by 81 million tons of CO2eq for 2030), does not incorporate the commitments assumed by the actual Brazilian government during COP 26: to zero deforestation in 2030 and reduce methane emissions by 30% in 2030. This is part of the analysis by the Institute TANALOA and Política por Inteiro, which makes recommendations for the adjustment of the NDC, such as the reopening of dialogue with civil society, through public consultations in future updates. Read more here.

“The numbers do not lie: Brazil is promising a cut in emissions that is lower than that promised when it signed the Paris Agreement. This clearly infringes article 4.3, of the Agreement, which requires progressive goals over time. In this Agreement, there is no exception to the duty to progress in the goals. This is the actual logic of the leveraging mechanism of the ambition of the Agreement,” says Caio Borges, coordinator of the iCS Law and Climate portfolio.

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