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Brazil: UN Climate Conference 2021

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 68386, tabled on 2 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent conversations she has had with her Brazilian counterpart regarding Brazil’s participation in COP26 and their commitments to reaching net zero by 2050.

Answered on

8 November 2021

The UK Government has engaged extensively with Brazil on COP26 and its climate commitments, including on deforestation. In August this year, COP President Designate, Alok Sharma met Brazil's Foreign, Environment, Agriculture, and Economy Ministers alongside other stakeholders. In September, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary met President Bolsonaro and his Foreign Minister at the UN General Assembly. In October, I met the Brazilian Ambassador to the UK, as did the Foreign Secretary's Climate Envoy, Nick Bridge. UK diplomats in Brazil have been engaging intensively with all levels of the Brazilian Government.

We have also worked to secure important net zero commitments from 11 Brazilian states, covering over 60% of Brazil's emissions. After COP26, our focus will be on working with the Brazilian authorities on the implementation of these national and subnational commitments, supported in part by new funding announced by the Prime Minister.

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