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Explaining Brazil #177: What Brazil did at COP26

Brazil showed up in the west of Scotland ready to listen and compromise with the international community. But were its commitments enough?

When COP26 kicked off in Glasgow, the world looked to Brazil with skepticism. Deforestation rates have been on the rise in the country over recent years, and President Jair Bolsonaro has turned himself into something of a global environmental bogeyman, after years of slashing the budgets of anti-deforestation agencies and empowering loggers.

At the end of the day, however, Brazil showed up in the west of Scotland ready to listen and compromise with the international community, taking part in a number of pledges to curb climate change-inducing emissions. 

But were these commitments enough? And will Brazil abide by them?

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Guest:

  • Euan Marshall is an editor at The Brazilian Report and also hosts the Explaining Brazil podcast in the absence of Gustavo Ribeiro.

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