Germany and Brazil join forces on climate change action

ANTHONY BOADLE, REUTERS, 8/21/2015

Germany and Brazil committed themselves on Thursday to a joint stance on climate change, putting the largest economies in Europe and Latin America on the same page ahead of global climate talks in Paris in December.

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) listens to Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff during a lunch at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) listens to Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff during a lunch at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff focused mainly on environmental cooperation during a 24-hour visit by the German leader that was also aimed at boosting trade and investment in Brazil’s stagnant economy.

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