Nov 16, 2022

Hold next COP in the Amazon - Lula

"Brazil is back on the world stage," Brazil's president-elect Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva has told cheering crowds at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt. Just two weeks after his narrow election win, Mr Lula is meeting leaders from the US, China and the EU at the climate conference. Former environment minister in Brazil Isabella Teixeira told BBC News that "The world" is now "Embracing Brazil at COP27". In order to do this, Mr Lula must reverse Mr Bolsonaro's legacy by rebuilding the environmental protection agencies, unfreezing the Amazon Fund which promotes conservation, and tackling criminals in the Amazon, according to Marcio Astrini, executive secretary of Brazil's Climate Observatory network. He says Brazil is back in the climate game, but that civil society will not hesitate to challenge the new government it if fails to keep its promises.

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