The return of diplomacy and South-South cooperation with Lula's election in Brazil is the theme of the fifth edition of our special podcast on the 27th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP27). The subject gained strength with a conversation, still in its infancy, about the formation of a “forest bloc”, which would be formed by Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia to propose commercial agreements, such as the sale of carbon credits and financing of conservation programs. The three countries hold the largest part of tropical forest still conserved in the world.
Although the bloc will hardly be formalized at this COP, the discussion alone already demonstrates that the country is ready to leave the isolation it has been facing from four years of Bolsonaro’s government. Direct from the COP, Cristiane Prizibisczki and Juliana Tinoco discuss these and other points of the 5th day of the conference.
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This story was produced as part of the 2022 Climate Change Media Partnership, a journalism fellowship organized by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security. It was first published in Portuguese by ((o))eco on 10 November 2022 and lightly edited for length and clarity.
Banner image: A sign at COP27 / Credit: UNclimatechange/Flickr.