Belém, the capital of Pará, is Brazil’s candidate to host COP 30, in 2025. This means that if COP 30 happens in Brazil, it will take place in Belém.
The decision was announced Wednesday (11) by the President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), according to the governor of Pará and president of the Interstate Consortium for Sustainable Development of the Legal Amazon (CAL), Helder Barbalho (MDB), who informed this earlier in an interview to CNN Brazil. He had just left a meeting with the president.
"The president has just announced that Belem is the city chosen by Brazil and has already forwarded, through Itamaraty, the formalization that Brazil reinforces its candidacy and that Belem is the city chosen to host COP 30, in 2025, certainly representing a historic moment in which the Amazon will be hosting the largest climate discussion event in the world," he said during the press conference.
Lula also published a video on Twitter (watch it the below, in Portuguese) announcing the decision, stating that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already formalized the application.
COP is the largest global climate forum, and is held by the United Nations (UN). In last year's event, held in Egypt, it was president Lula himself who requested that the 2025 COP should be held in Brazil, preferably in the Amazon region, a decision that was supported by other political representatives. Now it is up to the UN to make the final decision.