Marina Silva is one of Brazil's representatives at the 52nd edition of the World Economic Forum, held in Davos, Switzerland. In a speech on Tuesday (17), the Minister of Environment and Climate Change reaffirmed the country's commitment to the environmental agenda and highlighted that Brazil seeks to be "economically prosperous, socially just, politically democratic, culturally diverse and environmentally sustainable."
The minister highlighted the current government’ commitment so that "Brazil can move from an economy of intense carbon emission to a low carbon economy, discussing this ecological transition and the bioeconomy."
COP 30 - During the event, the minister also mentioned the difficulties faced by the country in the previous administration, where, in her words, "the environmental agenda was completely dismantled." However, Marina highlighted the intention - presented by the President of the Republic, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, during his participation in the 27th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 27), last November - that Brazil will host the COP 30, scheduled for 2025, having the Amazon, more specifically Belém, in Pará, as its host city. "Hosting COP 30 in the Amazon is a demonstration of the commitment of our country and our continent to this issue that is so important to the world and also to say that the responsibility to preserve it is not only ours," he pointed out.
Also on Tuesday, during her participation in a panel entitled "Brazil: a New Roadmap - Special Session on Brazil", alongside the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad, Marina Silva stressed the support that Haddad has given to the Ministry lead by her, as well as the importance of the resumption of funds for the protection of biomes in the country. "We are already back with the Amazon Fund, we are already back with the plan to combat deforestation, and we are already recomposing the budgets and the Ministry's teams," she said.
Marina Silva also emphasized the importance of removing the resources received by the funds from the spending cap. "Minister Haddad himself helped us in the transition to add another R$ 500 million for the Ministry of the Environment and to make sure that the endowment funds are not included in the spending cap. This is already a very promising advantage," she said.
The panel was mediated by the head of Latin America and member of the World Economic Forum Executive Committee, Marisol Argueta de Barillas.