22 Brazilian State Governors try to detach themselves from their country’s Federal Government in Glasgow
Led by Renato Casagrande (PSB-ES), a group of 22 state governors launched a Green Coalition at COP26. In practice, it is an instrument for the states to qualify themselves to receive international financial resources for the Amazon preservation.
Valor reports that the political movement aims to detach itself from Brazil’s current terrible international image due to Bolsonaro’s anti-environmental policies. The record levels of rainforest deforestation are currently known all over the world.
The issue is that international resources destined for Brazil’s Amazon or other regions need to be approved by the Federal Government. In general international resources enter Brazil through technical cooperation agreements with other countries or through the country’s Economy Ministry.
Notwithstanding, Casagrande made a point in placing the group of governors’ position at COP26 into perspective: “The issue of climate change has gained momentum worldwide . We cannot replace the Federal Government. The central government is the one that runs negotiations. But we are in part counterbalancing the country government’s absence in this issue”.
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