Brazil: Amazon Summit in Belém on August 8 and 9

More than 5,000 people – scientists, intellectuals, environmentalists – are expected to attend the summit and start preparing a Cop28 proposal

The Amazon Summit will take place in Belém, Brazil on August 8 and 9. The host, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, defined the purpose of this meeting, explaining that “we will take care of our planet, and whoever does not believe that everything is going very badly should just look at what is happening in the world.”

The summit will be attended by eight leaders of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization: Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. They will be joined by the heads of state of the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo, home of the largest rainforests in Africa, and Indonesia, the most forested country in Asia.

More than 5,000 people are expected at the summit, including scientists, intellectuals, environmentalists, and it will be possible to start preparing a proposal for Cop28, the UN Climate Change Conference, which will be held in December 2023 in the United Arab Emirates.

Meanwhile, Lula has already implemented an effective policy to minimize deforestation in the Amazon: the rate of erosion of the huge green lung decreased by 33% in the first six months of 2023 compared to last year when Bolsonaro ruled Brazil.