Royal Oak Tribune

Brazil will be climate leader, says ex-minister


SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT >> Marina Silva, a former environmen­tal minister and potential candidate for the job again, brought a message to the U.N. climate summit: Brazil is back when it comes to protecting the Amazon rainforest. The recent election of leftist President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva represents a potentiall­y huge shift in how Brazil manages the forest compared to current President Jair Bolsonaro. Da Silva was expected next week to attend the conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Silva said the fact that da Silva was coming to the summit was an indication of the commitment of his administra­tion to protect forests and take a leadership role on combating climate change.

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