Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced Brazil´s climate plan for 2030 as a contribution to the new climate agreement to be signed in Paris later this year. Following the President´s speech, Brazil has committed to an unconditional economy-wide emissions reduction target of 37% and 42% by 2025 and 2030 respectively, adopting 2005 as the baseline year. The Brazilian contribution is more ambitious and detailed than many expected and builds upon prior successful experiences in the country in curbing deforestation and developing a clean energy matrix.

Brazil’s climate plan for 2030 includes an unconditional mitigation target as well as sectorial targets. Brazil seems to be the first country that has targets for both 2025 and 2030, reinforcing its commitment to the ratcheting up approach.

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