Arthur Vieira, Gabrielle Alves, Luísa Falcão and Maiara Folly gave an interview to Revista Perspectiva, from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), through which they commented on the economic and political boycotts imposed on Brazil before the government’s environmental policy federal. The team also analyzed what the rivalry between the US and China represents for climate governance, as well as addressing the risks that climate change, including extreme weather events, pose to the safety of affected communities.
In the interview, the CIPÓ Platform team highlighted: “In recent years, Brazil has gone against its own history. The dismantling of the federal government’s environmental protection bodies has contributed to the country becoming increasingly isolated at the international level, also threatening the ratification of trade agreements, such as the one signed between the European Union and Mercosur. The great pressure in Europe in favor of boycotting Brazilian products and companies that are related to deforestation in the Amazon makes it clear that if President Jair Bolsonaro continues to promote policies that neglect the environment, Brazil will continue to suffer concrete political and economical consequences.“