COP 28: “Lula knows what he can say and what he can’t say”- Shigueo Watanabe

COP 28: "Lula knows what he can say and what he can't say"- Shigueo Watanabe

Shigueo Watanabe is a brazilian expert on carbon market based in São Paulo. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of climate policies, he is part of two organizations, one which informs how to understand climate change “that gives the right message to the people” and the other analyses the development policies of the Brazil government. 

Brazilian President Lula Da Silva and his minister of environment Marina Silva at COP 28 @eraenvironnement

Watanabe is a senior researcher at the Talanoa Institute and works on the different regulations of the carbon market. He co-leads the Climatinfo newsletter and also he is the author of a study on the potential of renewable energy in Latin America, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. He has been running a climate policy consulting for 10 years.

In the podcast Your Voice, he referred to the comments made by Brazilian president Lula Da Silva in Dubaï at the 28 UN climate talks (COP28) . And he also explains the climate policies in Brazil and  the government divisions . To use his words, on the one hand, there is a frank and positive policy in favor of climate action and reforestation of the Amazon forest, with the Minister of the Environment originally from this part of Brazil, but there is a part of the government, including the Minister of Energy, that supports fossil fuels with the private sector, the agribusiness as main support . Brazil is expected to join the  Organization of the Petroleum  Exporting Countries (OPEC) next year and it will host COP 30 in 2025. Brazil takes the presidency of the G20 on december 1.

Shigueo Watanabe tells  on radio Era Environnement  the Brazilian president’s journey, analyzes his climate policies and explains the historical context of the carbon market in Brazil, its obstacles and the reasons for the reluctance of communities. He also gives solutions on how it can work by the implementation in Brazil of the article 6.4 of the Paris Agreement.

Shigueo Watanabe with communities

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