Brazilian Amazon: environmental and economic tragedy


  • Heslley Silva Centro Universitário de Formiga (UNIFOR/MG) e Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (UEMG)


Preservation, Brazil, politics, economy, science


It is discussed that the issue of preservation of the Brazilian Amazon goes beyond the environment, becoming a broader and more serious issue in Brazil. The losses are enormous with the loss of commercial agreements and investments, in this context, the vision and actions of the Brazilian government increase the risks of long-term effects on the economy, health and of course on the Brazilian environmental resources. It is addressed the short-, medium- and long-term risks, in addition to the possible environmental opportunities generated by the current crisis. Brazil can become a model of global environmental preservation, with technology and science it can consolidate itself as a large agricultural producer without advancing in deforestation, especially in the Amazon.