Brazil entered the COP27 under the government of Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and saw the president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) gain the international stage, with bilateral meetings and an environmental transition team active from the very beginning of the UN conference for climate change
COP27 saw the future government take the lead over climate issues from the current administration, which always relegated the problem.
Brazilian diplomatic action is perceived as more discreet at COP27, according to observers interviewed by Folha. The country, in general, acted in line with other groups – such as the G77 + China and the one formed with Argentina and Uruguay.
One possibility suggested for this is the process of change of government. Another point that has been raised is the absence of leadership in the Brazilian team, with limited participation from the Minister of the Environment Joaquim Leite, head of the delegation.
On Friday (18th), he spent the morning practicing diving, and, at night, he left the city of the conference, before the closing of the event.
Translated by Cassy Dias