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Brazil downgrades climate diplomacy in Bolsonaro shake-up

Environment made subservient to “national sovereignty” in a foreign ministry restructure under climate sceptic Ernesto Araújo — Brazil has demoted climate diplomacy as part of a foreign ministry shake-up, in Jair Bolsonaro’s first two weeks as president. The world “climate” has been erased from the organisational chart. The role of deputy secretary for environmental matters …

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Brazil reneges on hosting UN climate talks under Bolsonaro presidency

Reversal comes two months after country agreed to host COP25 conference in 2019 – and one month after far-right climate sceptic won election — Brazil has abandoned plans to host crucial UN climate talks in 2019 amid growing signs of the anti-internationalism of the new government being formed by president-elect Jair Bolsonaro. The foreign ministry …

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