Environment

How did Brazil fare in the United Nations’ COP25?

How did Brazil fare in the United Nations' COP 25?
Demonstration for the Climate Change during the COP25 in Madrid. Photo: PH_M/Shutterstock

One would have to go to the back of the very last conference room to find the small stand housing the “Brazil Climate Action Hub” at Madrid’s IFEMA convention center. For the first time in 12 years, the Brazilian government opted not to have an official stand at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25). The aforementioned hub was put up by members of civil society concerned about climate change—and it was Brazil’s only representation at COP25.

The conference turned out to be a perfect snapshot of how dismissive the current Brazilian administration has been about the environment. COP25 was...

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