Brazil’s state governors launch ‘Consórcio Brasil Verde’
Document aims to raise funds for the climate and environmental agenda
In search of a prominent role in international climate negotiations during COP26 in Glasgow, a coalition of Brazilian state governors known as Governors for Climate released a document titled ‘Consórcio Brasil Verde’ (Green Brazil Consortium), seeking to promote state-level programs and measures to help Brazil meet its internationally agreed targets.
Having previously been formalized at a forum between the governors in August 2021, the document aims to disassociate state governments from the federal government’s environmental policy, while allowing for international fundraising to preserve the Amazon and develop bio-economy projects.
Via funding and projects, Consórcio Brasil Verde also seeks contribute to the new climate goals announced by the federal government at COP26 – halving greenhouse gas emissions and ending illegal deforestation in the country by 2030, in addition to achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
During the launch, the governors also highlighted the responsibility of federal governments to contribute to the climate agenda, considering the Brazilian government’s lack of urgency and action.
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*With the collaboration of Maria Eduarda Garambone, Anna Carolina Gandolfi, Mariana Diel e Gabriel Pereira Bispo de Oliveira.