Lula and the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, during a meeting in London this Friday (5). Photo: Ricardo Stuckert

In a meeting with President Lula this Friday (5), the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, spoke about donating approximately R$ 500 million to the Amazon Fund. The meeting between the heads of state took place around 12 pm (Brasília time) at the office of the English politician, in London. The information is from GloboNews.

The conversation between Lula and Sunak lasted about 40 minutes and there is still no official information released by the United Kingdom about the donation. The fund was created 15 years ago to raise funding for actions to reduce emissions from forest declaration and deforestation.

Lula and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, in London. Photo: Ricardo Stuckert

The Amazon Fund was paralyzed during the administration of former President Jair Bolsonaro, along with the dismantling of hundreds of federal councils, such as the extinction of the COFA (Guiding Committee) and CTFA (Technical Committee) of the initiative. Lula reactivated the fund earlier this year and some countries have already announced the resumption of investments.

In April, US President Joe Biden announced a donation of US$ 500 million (about R$ 2.5 million) for the initiative, an amount that must be used over five years. Norway and Germany, countries that canceled their participation in 2019, during the Bolsonaro government, resumed funding after the PT’s victory.

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