No Longer The Host, Brazil Still Aims For Key Role At U.N. Climate Talks | 10/15/2019 | Staff
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil may have backed out of hosting this year’s U.N. climate summit, but the country will still take a leading role in negotiating the mechanisms needed to implement the Paris Agreement, its top climate negotiator said on Tuesday.

Shortly after right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro won election last year, he canceled Brazil’s plans to host the COP25 climate change conference. The summit will now be held in Chile in December.

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At the meeting, countries will attempt to settle final details on how to implement the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to hold global warming to 1.5 degrees to 2 degrees Celsius to avert the worst affects of climate change.

Leonardo Cleaver de Athayde, the lead climate negotiator in Brazil’s Foreign Ministry, told a congressional hearing that Brazil would be a protagonist on many of the key points of negotiation, including rules for carbon markets and financing for developing countries.

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Athayde said that developed countries should remember that they played a larger role in causing climate change and therefore should take more responsibility in resolving it.

“The recognition of the historic responsibility of developed countries and more industrialized nations for greenhouse gas emissions is a central...
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