"Please can we have a real, true protection law for the rainforests?"
"Please can we have a real, true protection law for the rainforests? No dangerous Article 84 rainforest economy!"
Lena Becker from Germany
Editor: Helen Whittle
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The Fridays for Future youth movement has piled on the pressure; in Germany, politicians are debating a carbon tax. DW spoke with Environment Minister Svenja Schulze about whether climate protection efforts are enough.
Hunger for beef, palm oil, soy and timber fuels rainforest clearance at enormous scales, especially in Brazil and Indonesia. That matters for climate change.
Germany and Brazil have a long history of partnering on environmental protection. But President Jair Bolsonaro's stances on Brazil's indigenous people and their lands threaten the progress that has been made.
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