Understand the Brazilian Forest Code problem

The 4-page text that you find here takes a user friendly approach to explain the basics of the environmental legislation in Brazil and why it is generating an acid public debate these days.

You may know that a proposal for a new forest code has been approved by more than 86% of the lower Chamber in Brazil. You may also know that, in spite of efforts for it to become a genuine stimulus for conservation, particularly in Amazonia, the new law will actually harm the environment if approved. What will surprise you, however, is that the reasons for this are not those that the usual mantra advocates."