Brazil’s President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro said during a broadcast on social media that he plans to propose changes to the Paris Agreement. “If it doesn’t change, we quit. Why do we have to stay? It’s possibly dangerous for our sovereignty,” he declared Tuesday (Dec. 12).
The Brazilian government announced it is withdrawing its candidacy to host the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations (UN) Conference on Climate Change (COP-25), aimed at negotiating the implementation of the Paris Agreement, an event slated to take place from Novembe
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera asked Brazil not to renounce the Paris Agreement, aiming to curb climate change. Under the pact, all are to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable development.