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May 26, 2023, 7:01 PM

Brazil’s Amazon Region to Host UN Climate Summit in 2025

Simone Iglesias
Simone Iglesias
Bloomberg News

Belem, a city in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest region, will host the United Nations’ annual climate change summit in 2025, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced Friday.

The UN’s decision to bring COP30, as the summit is known, to Brazil is the latest boost to the leftist leader’s efforts to assert a global leadership role on environmental issues.

“It will be a honor to receive representatives from all over the world to a state in our Amazon,” Lula said on Twitter as he announced the UN’s selection. He originally pitched the city in the northern state of Para as a ...

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