'Brazil is back, president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has told rapturous
crowds at the UN climate summit COP27 in Egypt.
Walking into a room of supporters singing his name, Lula promised to restore
the Amazon rainforest and chase down climate criminals.
Huge numbers gathered to see him speak, making him one of the superstars of
Nations are meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh to discuss tackling climate change.
Just two weeks after his narrow election win, Lula is making his first
appearance on the international stage, meeting leaders including from the US,
China and the EU at the climate conference.
"We must stop this rush to the abyss. There is no climate security for the
world without a protected Amazon," he said, saying climate change would have
the highest priority for his government.
"We will do whatever it takes to have zero deforestation and the degradation of
While there is no doubt Brazil's president is full of ambition when it comes to
tackling climate change, analysts say the challenge will be to make these
promises come true.
Brazil is deeply divided over Lula's return to power and his job to unite the
country won't be easy.
The president told the summit that Brazil would prove that it was possible to
generate wealth without destroying the environment, saying it was impossible to
separate tackling global warming from poverty.'
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