For the first time in 14 years, the leaders of the countries that share Amazon territory have met to define their cooperation.
The political leaders of the eight countries of the Amazon region began a two-day meeting in Brazil, the Amazon Summit.
This effort seeks to find new formulas that help save the tropical forest, in the context of the climate crisis. The agenda includes issues such as the fight against deforestation, illegal gold mining and environmental violations.
The president of Brazil, Lula da Silva, said that it is urgent to expand cooperation between the countries of the region. “We haven’t seen each other in 14 years. It is the first time we have met here in the state of Pará and the first time in a context of a sharp worsening of the climate crisis. It has never been more urgent to resume and expand this cooperation. The challenges of our era and the opportunities that are presented demand joint action,” said the Brazilian politician.
Meanwhile, in front of the summit venue, various indigenous groups took to the streets with signs against capitalism, greenwashing, the oil industry and gold mining.
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