The South American giant comes to this event, which starts on November 30 and runs until December 12, with the aim of presenting itself as a solution provider for the world.
This was confirmed by the journalists of the Secretary of Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment, Ana Toni, and the Secretary of Climate, Energy, and Environment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador André Aranha Corrêa do Lago.
They also show that the country will defend science as a determinant of public decisions and policies regarding global warming.
“Brazil will firmly defend its commitment to the global goal of increasing temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius,” said Corrêa do Lago.
The government will arrive at COP-28 defending the prominence of countries with tropical forests in discussing solutions to the problems of these biomes.
Toni pointed out that “at the COP we will see the continuation of that debate that started at the Belém Summit (Amazonian Brazilian city) and more concrete proposals.”
He added that “topics such as the remuneration of forest ecosystem services and the maintenance of standing forests will be proposed.”
According to the secretary, the Brazilian delegation will present projects in Dubai such as the recovery of the springs of the Cerrado (biome), whose estimated investment is 25 billion euros, and the Climate Fund, managed by the National Economic Development Bank, and the social presentation of a “big reforestation project.”
On the 23rd in Brasilia, we will present the evaluation of environmental programs. We will hold a similar event at the COP,” he said.
For its part, Corrêa do Lago announced that the Brazilian delegation to the climate summit has a total of about 2,400 members, of which about 300 will be government representatives and the rest from civil society, business, academia, and nature groups.
The national delegation will also include about 15 ministers who will participate in the events and debates that will be held within the framework of COP28.
According to Toni, Brazil will show at that forum “everything it has done well in recent months” since Lula took power on January 1.
In this sense, he mentioned the reduction of the illegal deforestation rate in the Amazon.
Official data revealed that green lung damage on the planet dropped by 49 percent in the first nine months of the year.