Lula Demands Resources from Rich Countries and Says that Fighting The Climate Crisis Will Be a Priority

In a speech at COP27, in Egypt, the president-elect demands resources from rich countries , calls for 'new global governance'


In his first international speech since the election, Lula (PT) demanded at COP27, the UN climate conference, this Wednesday (16), a "new global governance" and more multilateral relations to combat the climate crisis.

The president-elect emphasized that the topic will have a prominent role in his next government. The PT member called for concrete actions by countries against climate change and cited promises not kept by rich nations.

Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the COP27 climate conference in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh on November 16, 2022. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP) - AFP

The subject "will have the highest profile in the structure of my next government", he said, who criticized the dismantling of the environmental area in the administration of Jair Bolsonaro (PL). "There is no climate security for the world without a protected Amazon." For Lula, "we need more empathy and more trust between peoples". "Overcoming and going beyond immediate national interests to be able to collectively weave a new international order that reflects needs for the present and future," he said.

The speech in the space of the United Nations, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, comes after he announced in the morning, in an event with governors of the Legal Amazon, that he will ask the UN for Brazil to be the host of the COP in 2025. This desire was repeated in the speech this afternoon.

Translated by Cassy Dias

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