The election of Bolsonaro in Brazil has set a sinister tone at COP24. Bolsonaro, who has threatened to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
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Productor Radio Climática
Brazil Maintains Low Profile at COP24. Participants at the Climate Conference make an effort to highlight Brazil’s environmental legacy and oppose Bolsonaro.
This year’s climate conference (COP24) kicked off Sunday in Katowice, Poland with a feeling of urgency and with the participation of many heads of state.
The future of environmental governance in Brazil is likely headed toward a dark place when voters go to the polls on October 28 in the second round of the presidential election with Social Liberal Party (SLP) candidate Jair Bolsonaro holding an 18 point lead over Workers’ Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad.
Argentina’s commitment to the goals set forth by the Paris Agreement and its reputation as a regional climate leader stands to be compromised by the rapid expansion of shale oil and gas development in the nation’s interior.
Last week’s attack on far-right candidate and congressman, Jair Bolsanaro, has plunged Brazil’s upcoming presidential election into chaos and enhanced the prospects of a dangerous candidate who has expressed deplorable views and promotes an anti-environmental agenda.