Experts stress the importance of a just energy transition in an event organized by CEBRI and the Igarapé Institute at the COP-27 Brazil Climate Hub

The Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) and the Igarapé Institute co-organized the event "Brazil, a green power: retaking leadership in environmental and climate governance" held on Friday (11/11) at the COP-27 Brazil Climate Hub in Egypt. Click here to watch the entire debate. According to former Minister of Environment and Trustee Emeritus at CEBRI, Izabella Teixeira, Brazil meets the ideal conditions to lead an environmental diplomacy that establishes an international order that is more inclusive, democratic and geared toward sustainable development.

The President of the Igarapé Institute and Trustee at CEBRI, Ilona Szabó, highlighted how urgent the issue is and the connection between the climate, energy, social and economic agendas for countries and Brazil's role. "Brazil is needed in the multilateral world. Today, there is a great ambition among civil society, government, and the private sector, for us to resume a leading role in environmental and climate governance. There is a great expectation that we can return to the negotiating table and respond to the challenges brought by the climate emergency", she stated.

Brazil's Ambassador to Egypt and member of CEBRI's International Advisory Board, Antônio Patriota, stressed the importance of a just energy transition. "Africans, for example, are pressured to join the energy transition while more than half of the continent's population has no access to electricity. Meanwhile, Europe increases its energy consumption and goes back to using coal on account of the war", he said.

Indigenous activist Txai Suruí noted that native peoples have been playing the role of "diplomats" for Brazil on the international stage. "In recent years, the native peoples have acted as Brazil's ‘diplomats’ in the world. We need to stop looking to the past and look forward. Nature-based solutions are not limited to the carbon market. It is necessary to take care of people and involve them in the transition", she advised.

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The Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) and the Igarapé Institute co-organized the event "Brazil, a green power: retaking leadership in environmental and climate governance" held on Friday (11/11) at the COP-27 Brazil Climate Hub in Egypt. Click here to watch the entire debate. According to former Minister of Environment and Trustee Emeritus at CEBRI, Izabella Teixeira, Brazil meets the ideal conditions to lead an environmental diplomacy that establishes an international order that is more inclusive, democratic and geared toward sustainable development.

The President of the Igarapé Institute and Trustee at CEBRI, Ilona Szabó, highlighted how urgent the issue is and the connection between the climate, energy, social and economic agendas for countries and Brazil's role. "Brazil is needed in the multilateral world. Today, there is a great ambition among civil society, government, and the private sector, for us to resume a leading role in environmental and climate governance. There is a great expectation that we can return to the negotiating table and respond to the challenges brought by the climate emergency", she stated.

Brazil's Ambassador to Egypt and member of CEBRI's International Advisory Board, Antônio Patriota, stressed the importance of a just energy transition. "Africans, for example, are pressured to join the energy transition while more than half of the continent's population has no access to electricity. Meanwhile, Europe increases its energy consumption and goes back to using coal on account of the war", he said.

Indigenous activist Txai Suruí noted that native peoples have been playing the role of "diplomats" for Brazil on the international stage. "In recent years, the native peoples have acted as Brazil's ‘diplomats’ in the world. We need to stop looking to the past and look forward. Nature-based solutions are not limited to the carbon market. It is necessary to take care of people and involve them in the transition", she advised.

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