'Our teams are making contact with all the Amazon countries so we can finalize some very concrete commitments involving technical resources and funding,' French President Emmanuel Macron says.
'Our teams are making contact with all the Amazon countries so we can finalize some very concrete commitments involving technical resources and funding,' French President Emmanuel Macron says
BIARRITZ, France – World leaders at the G7 summit have agreed to help the countries affected by the
"We are all agreed on helping those countries which have been hit by the fires as fast as possible," he told journalists at the summit in the southwestern French resort of Biarritz.
is in Brazil, the vast forest also takes in parts of 8 other countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.
Macron's bid to put the Amazon crisis high on the agenda at the G7 angered Brazil's far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro, who lashed out over what he sees as outside interference, denouncing the French leader's"colonialist mentality."Read more: Rappler
Protests to greet G7 leaders, as they talk Amazon fires, trade
Protests to greet G7 leaders as they discuss Amazon fires, tradeUnited States President Donald Trump and his fellow G7 leaders will meet in France as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest and trade tensions heat up.
France’s Macron, soccer stars unite against Amazon firesBy the Associated Press PARIS — Rarely have French President Emmanuel Macron and superstar soccer players including Cristiano Ronaldo been on the same page, but when it comes to the fires that are devastating the Amazon, they're uniting in sounding the alarm.
Pope Francis worries about Amazon fires‘We pray that, with everyone’s commitment, they may be tamed as soon as possible,’ Pope Francis says.
Brazilian states ask for military help as Amazon fires rageBRASILIA - Six states in Brazil ’s Amazon region requested military help on Saturday to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest, provoking an international outcry because of the Amazon’s central role in combating global warming.
Brazilian troops deploy to fight Amazon firesRIO DE JANEIRO - Backed by military aircraft, Brazil ian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an