Arc of deforestation

The region where the agricultural border advances towards the forest and also where the highest rates of deforestation of the Amazon are found. It corresponds to 500 thousand km² of land, going from the east and south of the Brazilian state of Pará towards the west, passing through the states of Mato Grosso, Rondônia, and Acre.

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Greenhouse effect

Greenhouse effect

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Anthropogenic emissions

Anthropogenic emissions

Emissions produced as a result of human action. For example, large amounts of carbon dioxide are being released into the atmosphere by activities such as the burning of fossil fuels, agriculture, cement making, and so on.

Carbon credits

Carbon credits

Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions tradable in the international carbon market, measured in avoided tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). Currently, there are two types of assets being traded on the market: (i) emission allowances allocated to an existing...