COP27 Update: Brazil in the Spotlight

November 18, 2022

On Wednesday, Brazilian President-elect Lula addressed attendees at COP27 re-affirming his pledge to tackle the climate crisis and “fight hard against illegal deforestation.” He has previously made ambitious statements about his intention to reduce and ultimately stop Amazonian deforestation together with increasing the representation of indigenous people living in the region. In his speech, he confirmed that “I’m here today to say that Brazil is ready to come back.” He told attendees that he intends to apply for Brazil to host COP30 in 2025 in the Amazon rather than in the more populated coastal regions of the country. 

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