Lula picks Amazon defender for Brazil’s environment minister | Business

Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has selected Amazon activist Marina Silva as the country’s next minister of environment, an indication the new administration will prioritise cracking down on illegal deforestation even if it means running afoul of powerful agribusiness interests. Both attended the recent COP27 UN climate conferenceContinue Reading

Brazil's Lula Picks Amazon Defender for Environment Minister

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil´s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Thursday that Amazon activist Marina Silva will be the country´s next minister of environment. The announcement indicates the new administration will prioritize cracking down on illegal deforestation in the forest even if it means running afoul ofContinue Reading

Brazil's Lula Picks Amazon Defender for Environment Minister

Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Thursday named Amazon defender Marina Silva as environment minister for his incoming government, indicating he will prioritize cracking down on illegal deforestation in the forest even if it means running afoul of powerful agribusiness interests. Both attended the recent U.N. climate conferenceContinue Reading

President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has told the world that “Brazil is back” at Cop27, vowing to begin undoing the environmental destruction seen under his far-right predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro, and work towards zero deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. Followed by a carnival atmosphere wherever he went on Wednesday, LulaContinue Reading