By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Less than fifteen days after announcing that it wanted to host the United Nation’s 25th Climate Conference, to be held in 2019, Brazil’s Foreign Service Ministry (better known as Itamaraty) released a statement that it was backing down from the candidacy.

"In view of the current fiscal and budgetary constraints, which are expected to remain in the near future, and the transition process for the newly elected administration, to start on January 1st, 2019, the Brazilian government was forced to withdraw its candidacy to host COP 25," says . . .

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