Given the importance of Brazil's natural landscapes in regulating the planet's climate, this project captures the voices and critical perspectives of Brazilian society ahead of the next climate summit, COP26.
Lead by the Environment, Energy and Sustainability research group and the King’s Brazil Institute, the project consists of a collection of video and blog entries by representatives from Brazilian civil society organisations, indigenous populations and experts in the field.
The aim is to raise public awareness of climate diplomacy, energy, finance, forests, indigenous peoples, legislation and water – all of which are interconnected and directly related to the success of climate action at COP26.
Diplomatic efforts at November 2021's summit must ensure policies that finance equip countries to protect their forests and invest in clean energy technology, and must push for legislation that recognises and protects the rights of indigenous and traditional populations.
There is an urgent need to take action now. There is a great awareness in Brazilian civil society of the country’s role in fighting climate change, as well as a willingness to step up. It is key to listen to those that have dedicated their lives to learn about and protect the environment – to listen to them at COP26 and beyond.
We would like to express our most profound appreciation and gratitude to all twenty-three video contributors and five guest blog writers for sharing their views and concerns with our community. We are also grateful to Ioanna Fotiadis for all her support with the project. Finally, we would like to thank Dr Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho for endless encouragement and the King's Brazil Institute's grant to support this project’s execution.