Brazil Backs Down And Announces Participation in UN Climate Event

Bolsonaro’s administration has been signaling that it is unwilling to participate in the global effort against climate change, repeatedly criticizing the Paris Accord.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Seven days after announcing that it was canceling its participation, Brazil’s Ministry of Environment backed down and announced on Sunday that it would send representatives to the Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week, to be held from August 19th to 23rd in Salvador, Bahia. The event is an initiative by the United Nations in preparation for the U.N. Climate Conference (COP 25) in December, in Chile.

“The Ministry of the Environment decided to formulate a proposal, with emphasis on the Urban Environmental Quality Agenda and Payment for Environmental . . .

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