Report by Climate Observatory (Observatório do Clima) in São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Twitter: @obsclima. Network of Brazilian NGOs working on climate change issues.
NOTE: This question was updated 5/5/21 and RESOLVED
- Seeking translation of this document or help locating it: Portuguese (original) https://www.oc.eco.br/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Passando-a-boiada-1.pdf
- English (new release!) https://www.oc.eco.br/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Passando-a-boiada-EN-1-1.pdf
Behind the name of the document: "Using a phrase during the meeting that has since become famous across Brazil, [Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo] Salles urged the state governors to take advantage of the mainstream media’s hyper-focus on the COVID-19 pandemic in order to get to work “passando a boiada” (pushing through the cattle). That’s a ranching term originally referring to the rounding up of cattle to quickly get them across a river — a phrase which Observatório do Clima used as the title to its report. Salles was explicit in his meaning: “There’s an enormous list of things we can simplify in all the ministries that have a regulatory role. We don’t need Congress,” he said.
Overview given by Mongabay:
A new report documents draconian budget cuts to Brazilian environmental monitoring and firefighting of 9.8% in 2020, and 27.4% in 2021 — reductions, analysts say that were inflicted by the Bolsonaro administration in “a clear policy for dismantling national environmental policies.”
Brazil’s environmental agencies under Bolsonaro have also been subjected to nearly 600 administrative and rules changes, invoked by presidential executive order and resulting in massive environmental deregulation.
Faced with Bolsonaro’s gutting of environmental agencies and protections, two Indigenous leaders — Kayapo Chief Raoni Metuktire, and Paiter Surui Chief Almir Narayamoga Surui — have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague to investigate President Bolsonaro for “crimes against humanity.”
Original media source on Mongabay, already requested on their commenting platform if this report is available in other languages including English. Pending response.
Brazil guts agencies sabotaging environmental protection in Amazon https://news.mongabay.com/2021/02/brazil-guts-agencies-sabotaging-environmental-protection-in-amazon-report/