New candidates to host COP25

After a year of hard negotiations in Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil was ready to host the next Climate Conference – COP25, but resigned before being appointed. Costa Rica, Chile, and Guatemala have offered themselves as hosts and thus maintain the venue of the next summit in a Latin American country.

Brazil on Course for Catastrophe

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.

Meet Scott Morrison: Australia’s Coal-Loving Prime Minister

The new Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, is a 50-year-old politician and evangelical known for defending the coal industry in his country. Following in the footsteps of politicians from other countries, such as the United States, Morrison has broken with the Australian tradition of maintaining secular Australian politics by putting his religious vision at the center. However, this is not the only thing that he has in common with U.S. politicians. He shares a disinterest in addressing climate change and the defense of coal remains at the center of his political vision.

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