August 26, 2019 / 11:10 AM / 3 months ago

G7 leaders near deal to provide $20 million to tackle Amazon fires

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) - The leaders of the group of seven nations are close to agreeing a deal to provide $20 million in emergency help to stop the Amazon forest fires, a French presidential source said.

“The reality is that for the emergency aid they especially need financing ... because they don’t have the funds to enable planes, fire-fighting planes to take-off,” the source said, confirming the $20 million figure.

Reporting by Michel Rose; editing by John Irsh

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