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Brazil: Foreign Relations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3502, tabled on 17 November 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to strengthen bilateral relations with Brazil, particularly regarding climate change; and what discussions they (1) are having, or (2) plan to have, with the government of that country.

Answered on

1 December 2022

The UK welcomed Brazil's commitments at COP26 to eliminate illegal deforestation by 2028 and restore 18 million hectares of forest by 2030. We look forward to working with the current and incoming Brazilian Government to protect Earth's natural resources. At COP27, I, Climate Envoy John Murton, DEFRA Secretary of State Therese Coffey and BEIS Minister Stuart met current and incoming ministerial and Congress representatives from Brazil. They discussed potential cooperation with the UK, including on trade policies that reflect climate and nature. We are keen to develop a partnership with Brazil to implement commitments made in Glasgow that deliver green growth for both countries.