Bolsonaro: I Will Take Brazil Out of Paris Agreement

  • Date: 15/08/18
  • Global Warming Policy Forum

The frontrunner in the Brazilian presidential race, Jair Bolsonaro, has said he would follow Donald Trump and take Brazil out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. UN officials have reacted furiously, fearing this would be a devastating blow to international climate negotiations.

The withdrawal of South America’s largest emitter would be particularly embarrassing given that Brazil is currently expected to host the 2019 UN climate summit. He has not yet given a full explanation of  his position, but has recently appeared in an interview with a prominent Brazilian climate sceptic and has shared an article defending Trump’s decision to pull America out of the agreement.

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