Biodiversity: Brazil’s wasted economic potential

Biodiversity: Brazil's wasted economic potential
Brazil is home to 20% of the earth’s biodiversity

At the United Nations Biodiversity Summit (COP14), which will take place from November 13 to 27 in the Egyptian city of Sharm El Sheikh, the 196 countries which have signed the Convention on Biodiversity will work with scientists to develop a strategic plan for biodiversity. Brazil is a key player in that discussion, as it is home to 20 percent of earth’s biodiversity and 40 percent of its remaining forest coverage. As a matter of fact, 70 percent of natural areas in the world are found in only four countries besides Brazil: Australia, Canada, the U.S., and Russia.

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