Brazil’s government announced plans to eliminate deforestation in the Amazon by 2030, Reuters reported.
"I'm committed to resuming Brazil's global leadership in mitigating climate change and controlling deforestation," said Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, usually referred to as simply “Lula," in a speech on Monday announcing the plan.
Brazil struggled with surges of illegal logging in its portion of the Amazon rainforest under the administration of former president Jair Bolsonaro. Lula has pledged to eliminate illegal forest clearing by increasing law enforcement, intelligence and satellite imagery to track illegal activity.
The country will also regulate land titles and use rural registry to monitor management of forests, Reuters reported.