RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Part of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) program, the launch was attended by governors Eduardo Leite (Rio Grande do Sul), Renato Casagrande (Espírito Santo), president of the Consortium, and Mauro Mendes (Mato Grosso). Governor Fátima Bezerra (Rio Grande do Norte) participated virtually.
The federal government's lack of environmental policies was cited as the reason for more than 10 state governors to attend the COP26.
"We have to see the positive aspect, not failing to see the problems, and address them. There is something positive in the federal government's absence . . .