The United Nations and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development conference addresses carbon dioxide emission, and what individual nations can do to reduce those emissions. The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 50 percent by the year 2100. Last year, CO2 emissions dropped 0.6 percent and that is good news, but according to Ricardo Guimarães countries like China and India need to do more to cut the CO2 their industries release into the atmosphere. Guimarães also said the UK and the United States are on the right track as far as cutting harmful emissions, but those countries and other developed nations need to do more to reach the goal in 2100.
Mr. Guimarães told the attendees that Brazil has several programs in place to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. There is a reforestation program in place in several cities, and there is a replanting of natural species program going on to replace plants that were destroyed by Brazilian companies. Brazil is very aware that carbon dioxide could ruin their natural beach formations, and the government is studying other ways to help those formations safe.
The people of Brazil say Ricardo Guimarães is the kind of guy that gets things done. His family bank was once known as the Land Credit Bank when his grandfather established the bank in 1930. The Land Credit Bank was one of the only banks in the state of Minas Gerais at that time. Minas Gerais is a mining state, so the Guimarães family was aware of the environmental dangers that mining causes.
Ricardo took control of the bank in 1998, and he turned the former Land Credit Bank into the nationally known BMG Bank that specializes in payroll loans. Ricardo’s marketing plan included soccer sponsorships and those sponsorships changed the way the country perceived BMG Bank.
The Paris conference opened the eyes of the presidents and heads of state that attended the meeting. Those leaders now know the Earth’s temperature is changing faster than the previous forecast. The countries that attended decided to put plans in place that penalized countries that were still polluting the atmosphere by not controlling CO2 emissions. Other ideas were discussed, and the consensus was to act and change rather than fight about whether global warming is real.