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Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and also it’s fifth largest emitter, predominantly because of deforestation. Home to 216 million people and rich in natural resources, Brazil is growing fast but still struggles with immense socio-economic divides. That makes its approach to climate and energy issues somewhat unique and particularly challenging.
Sam is joined for this episode by Claudio Angelo from Climate Observatory, a network of 77 NGOs based in Brazil. The discussion ranges from how Brazil’s recent change of government will impact its decarbonisation efforts to more detailed issues like carbon markets and trade talks. Can Brazil come back from the brink and engage with or even lead global climate action? Tune in to find out.
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