Brazil Launches Preparations for COP30 and Announces Eight Environmental Protection Decrees

July 11, 2023

On June 5, 2023, Brazil’s President, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, and the Minister of the Environment, Marina Silva, announced a package of eight presidential decrees designed to increase Brazil's leadership in mitigating climate change and slowing deforestation (the Climate Change Decrees). Since his reelection on October 30, 2022, Lula has been consistent in communicating his administration’s intentions to implement environmental and energy policies which aim to address climate change, promote Brazil as a destination for green investment and balance economic development with biodiversity preservation. He has also been active in promoting Brazil’s environmental governance credentials on the international stage. Recent high-profile engagements include hosting the European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, in Brasília on June 13 and a speech at the May G7 summit in Japan.

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