Brazil will remain a partner in the Paris Climate Accord despite misgivings expressed by President Jair Bolsonaro during the 2018 election campaign, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said Monday. During the campaign Bolsonaro was severely critical of the accord, which sets standards for global pollution reduction. The U.S. walked out of the accord in 2017 on orders from President Donald Trump. Monday, Salles said, “A consensus has been reached within the government on remaining within the accord.” However, he said Brazil’s government will carefully examine specific actions under the accord with a view toward preserving Brazilian sovereignty.
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