G7 Offers Only $20m for Amazon Aid

"Chump Change"

Amazon forest on fire…..

The G7’s pledge of $20m (£16m) to douse the fires in the Amazon has been dismissed as “chump change” by environmental campaigners, as concerns grow about political cooperation on deforestation and other climate issues.

The summit host, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, told reporters he would try to deal with the long-term causes by creating an international alliance to save the rainforest, with details of a reforestation program to be unveiled at next month’s UN climate meeting in New York.

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