Auction of oil exploration blocks poses numerous environmental and climate risks to Brazil

Written by 350.org

Contrary to calls by scientists, civil society, religious leaders, and millions of citizens around the world for concrete measures in favour of life and sustainable development, Brazil’s National Agency for Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) will hold the 16th Block Bidding Auction for Exploration and Production of Oil and Natural Gas. The Brazilian government’s initiative places further faith in a model of  unsustainable and dirty economic growth, which harms not only the environment, but the entire population that depends on activities such as tourism and traditional subsistence fishing (see more in Box 2).

In an area of almost 30,000 square kilometres,

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By 350.org

350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. 350's network extends to 188 countries.

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