Brazilian foreign policy and climate change: CIPÓ’s role at COP27 featured in Piauí magazine

CIPÓ’s role at COP27 was highlighted in the article “Lula’s COP”, by journalist Bernardo Esteves, in the December 2022 edition of Piauí magazine. In the piece, Esteves highlights the convergences between the speech given by President Lula at COP27 and the document “Climate and International Strategy: New Paths for Brazil”, developed during the presidential campaign and released by CIPÓ during the conference in Egypt.

In the article, CIPÓ Executive Director Adriana Abdenur comments on possibilities for post-Bolsonaro foreign policy: “One of the ideas in this article was to propose Brazil’return to the international stage as a propositional actor, not just in the agenda that is very dominated by the countries of the North that predominates at the COPs, but also to mobilize other developing countries so that issues that are dear to the South are taken seriously in global governance.”

Abdenur added that “there is no point in rehashing the previous foreign policy” and that “climate has to be one of the bases for the mobilization of developing countries, which have lost space in the construction of this agenda”.

She also commented on the differences in the concept of sovereignty promoted by Brazilian leaders: “When Bolsonaro talks about the Amazon, he sees international cooperation as a threat to Brazilian sovereignty. In Lula’s view, a well-built international cooperation, based on respect and effectiveness, can reinforce sovereignty”.

Plataforma CIPÓ
Plataforma CIPÓ
Plataforma CIPÓ is an independent, women-led policy institute focusing on climate, governance, and peacebuilding in Latin America and the Caribbean and, more generally, the Global South.



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