Brazil’s first national policy aimed at the remote Amazonian region includes partnerships with the Dutch company SpaceX and increased imports of solar power, particularly for use in the country’s expanding forests, Foreign Policy reported.
The government says Brazil “cannot confront climate change on its own,” according to the Foreign Policy report. It’s co-sponsoring the Global Forest Partnership, a worldwide effort to save the Amazon’s rainforest through initiatives that reduce deforestation and provide indigenous people with sustainable livelihoods. The program has been managed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action, or DG CONNECT.
The plan also allocates billions to improve electricity access in rural areas, boosting solar power. Current plans are to install 350 megawatts of solar electricity in remote Amazonian areas and the government hopes to increase that to 1,500 megawatts, Foreign Policy reported.
The country plans to offer incentives to companies that invest in solar power plants, the report said.