Brazil has announced that it will not hold the 25th United Nations Climate Conference (COP 25), scheduled for November 2019, 15 days after expressing its wish.
Brazil’s decision is attributed, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the “current financial and budgetary constraints that should continue” and the “transition process to the new administration, which will take office in early January”.
The United Nations Climate Conference focuses on global climate change and how countries can work to improve climate conditions and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
According to a UN report, to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement by 2030, the G20 countries must triple their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
According to the document, even if countries do not meet their climate commitments, it is still possible to achieve the goal of limiting the rise in temperature to 2 °C or 1.5 °C. To do this, countries should implement policies to further reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Several environmental NGOs lamented the withdrawal of Brazil’s bid as a risk of losing the leadership role in the climate talks.