Three Brazils Await Lula's Arrival at COP27 to Review Climate Future

Political signaling of the transition government should redirect the actions of NGOs, governors, and Brazilian diplomacy

The expectation of NGOs, governors of states in the Amazon, and even Brazilian diplomacy in this Climate COP is not regarding the international meetings, but in the gestures coming from within: the redirecting of climate policy under Lula's presidency.

With a fragmented representation, the country has three pavilions at the COP: one official, another for NGOs, and a third, unprecedented, formed by the governors of the Consórcio da Amazônia Legal ( Legal Amazon's Consortium)

An activist demonstrates near the entrance of the Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Centre, during the COP27 climate summit opening, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, November 7, 2022.REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - REUTERS

Although they seem to present three Brazils to the world, they share the common expectation that the rescue of climate policy by the federal government will recover internal and external dialogue on the climate agenda.

Lula should attend the COP in the second week of the conference, which began this Sunday (6th) and runs until the 18th. For civil society organizations, the opportunity is to reopen the dialogue with the Brazilian federal government.

Translated by Cassy Dias

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