RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Brazil is very optimistic about achieving the greenhouse gas emission reduction goal laid down in the Paris Agreement ahead of time, Brazilian Environment Minister Edson Duarte told state news agency Agencia Brasil on Wednesday.
Duarte, who participated in an international seminar in Montevideo, said Brazil's public policies have already helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2.6 million tons. Latin America and the Caribbean have important goals to achieve and Brazil's contribution is an important part of that achievement, he said.
"The creation of new conservation units and the balance between what stopped being emitted and what is being captured by our forests lead to very optimistic results for fulfilling the commitments ahead of time," he said.
Brazil has committed it will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent by 2025, and possibly by 43 percent by 2030.