Brazil to host COP30 climate summit in Amazon in 2025

Brazil’s Lula said people can learn about the Amazon, its rivers and forests during COP30.


The United Nations has chosen Brazil to host the 2025 international climate meeting, COP30, in Belem do Par, Amazonia. This was announced by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday, CNN reports.

Lula said in a video published on Twitter. “I’ve been to COPs in Egypt, Paris, Copenhagen, and all people talk about is Amazon. So why not have a COP on Amazon? [people] can get acquainted with the Amazon, see its rivers, forests, fauna.”

Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira said the United Nations had approved Brazil’s bid to host COP30 on May 18, following Lula’s request at the COP27 meeting in Egypt last year.

Belem do Par is a city in northern Brazil located on the edge of the Amazon forest. It is the capital of the state of Pará, located on the banks of the estuary of the Amazon River.

Pará Governor Helder Barbalho said in the same video that hosting the event was “a great privilege for the whole country”, saying it “increases responsibility” on Brazil’s climate agenda, related to indigenous people’s rights and environmental rights. , reports CNN.

Lula has pledged to tackle deforestation in the Amazon and reverse the damage done by his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro, whose presidency saw deforestation rise.

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