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Korea, Brazil cooperate in tropical reforestation

Korea and Brazil are working together on restoring tropical forests in Brazil.

International Affairs Director-General Ryu Kwang-su of the Korea Forest Service (KFS) and Fernando Coimbra, head of the Office for International Affairs at the Ministry of Environment of Brazil (MMA), recently met in Brasilia to discuss how to cooperate on forestry issues.

International Affairs Director-General Ryu Kwang-su (middle) of the KFS and Fernando Coimbra (second from right), head of the Office for International Affairs at MMA, pose for a picture after the first meeting on forestry cooperation in Brasilia (photo courtesy of KFS).

International Affairs Director-General Ryu Kwang-su (middle) of the KFS and Fernando Coimbra (second from right), head of the Office for International Affairs at MMA, pose for a picture after the first meeting on forestry cooperation in Brasilia (photo courtesy of KFS).


The meeting is the first since the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in forestry issues in June 2012.

The KFS suggested a joint research project into plants growing in savannas or tropical forests.

Brazil has 520 million hectares of forests making up ten percent of the world’s total forests and ranking the country second in the world in terms of size of forests.

International Affairs Director-General Ryu Kwang-su (fourth from left) of the KFS and Antonio Carlos Hummel (fifth from left), general director of Brazilian Forest Service, pose for a photo (photo courtesy of KFS).

International Affairs Director-General Ryu Kwang-su (fourth from left) of the KFS and Antonio Carlos Hummel (fifth from left), general director of Brazilian Forest Service, pose for a photo (photo courtesy of KFS).


“To carry out policy objectives such as reducing greenhouse gases in response to climate change, we intend to achieve practical results in studying restoration of tropical forests in Brazil and preserving many types of species,” Ryu said.

By Limb Jae-un
Korea.net Staff Writer
jun2@korea.kr

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