A new study published in Science magazine shows that Brazil decreased the Amazon deforestation in 70% since 2004. It means that 3.2 billion tons of CO2 were kept out of the atmosphere. The reduction in deforestation in 2013 alone accounted for 1.5% of the global CO2 emission reduction. This scenario was probably motivated by three factors: public policies, market rejection of deforesting farmers, and an increase in protected areas. For more details click here.