Obama demands Brazil's leadership at COP26 and asks young people to vote with the climate in mind

Former US president Barack Obama addresses young people at COP26 / Credit: UNFCCC
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Obama demands Brazil's leadership at COP26 and asks young people to vote with the climate in mind

In a visit which caused record crowding in the corridors and filled one of the largest auditoriums of COP26, former US President Barack Obama said this Monday, November 8, that he hopes that Brazil, China, India, Russia and Indonesia lead the fight against the climate crisis.

The statement was made in a speech in which he urged young people to turn anger and anxiety into actions and, above all, into votes: "You may not like politics. But don't ignore it."


The full story (in Portuguese), written alongside with journalist Ana Estela de Souza Pinto, was published in Folha on November 8, 2021. It was produced as part of the 2021 Climate Change Media Partnership, a journalism fellowship organized by Internews' Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.

Former US president Barack Obama addresses young people at COP26 / Credit: UNFCCC.

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