The accidental protagonist: Brazil at the heart of the global climate debate

The Climate Summit, organized by U.S. president Joe Biden, had the goal of mending the fences between the great powers in the environmental area, but Brazil's mistakes placed the country in the hot seat.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the Climate Leaders' Summit starts on Thursday, April 22nd, many eyes are on Brazil. Not always for the best of reasons, with the country expected to come under pressure to expand its environmental policies, forest conservation, and enforcement.

However, the summit should not have, not even remotely, a Brazilian protagonist - personified in the figure of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. The event, called by U.S. president Joe Biden, will bring together virtually more than . . .

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