An important country and partner in climate protection
Brazil is an important emerging country, which faces major challenges to use its huge potential. Despite of a current deep economic and social crises, it has been made social and economic progress over the last 20 years. Brazil is a strategic partner of Germany in the management of global challenges: the country has an important role to play in protecting the climate as well as species. It is home to vast tropical forests and tremendous biodiversity: almost 1.5 million types of animal and plant are found in Brazil. At the same time the country has high energy requirements. It is of global importance that this energy is generated in an environmentally friendly way and is used efficiently.