Successes and Shortfalls in the Amazon Summit

By Thiago Amparo, Caio Borges

Lula’s climate diplomacy now faces a viability test.

SÃO PAULO – Regional climate change policymakers and analysts are still processing the ideas exchanged in the Amazon Dialogues and the Amazon Summit, two events organized earlier this month by Brazil to discuss the future of rainforest shared by nine countries. With lots said and formally declared, the key issue now boils down to converting words into meaningful action.Brazil’s choice to hold the two events consecutively, and not concurrently, as it happens at the United Nations level, was done by design. With the Amazon Dialogues, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva brought back a...

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