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.
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.
Talanoa Inputs on Public Participation Enhancing Climate Action and Loss and Damage and Human Rights for the COP24 UNFCCC process under the Paris Agreement.
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.