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Climate Change Country Profile

Brazil is home to 60 percent of the Amazon Basin and contains biodiverse ecosystems that provide essential services both regionally and globally. Brazil plays a critical role in the global fight against climate change, as the Amazon rainforest is one of the world’s largest land “carbon sinks,” removing more greenhouse gases (GHG) from the atmosphere than it emits. However, Brazil is also the largest greenhouse gas emitter in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The impacts of these greenhouse gases and climate change in the Amazon Basin have significant and widespread effects. Temperature-sensitive species may alter movement patterns. Increased drought severity can greatly affect freshwater ecosystems and increase the threat of rainforest fires.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 6:45am

Last updated: April 22, 2021