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ISER at COP27: Brazil back in the climate debate

Marina Silva's presence at the Children and Youth pavilion, a novelty at COP27, and the arrival of president-elect Lula this week at the event – shows that Brazil has returned to the center of the climate debate. During the meeting, the elected federal deputy emphasized the importance of including young people in decision-making and in public bodies for effective participation.

At the Brazil Climate Action Hub, the theme of resuming Brazil's leadership in environmental and climate governance brought together names such as Antônio Patriota, Izabella Teixeira, Txai Suruí, Ilona Szabó, Jennifer Morgan and Laurance Tubiana, one of the creators of the Paris Agreement.

In the first panel on 11/11 at the organizations' hub, “Ambitions and Challenges for Adaptation”, Diosmar Filho, a researcher at the Iyaleta research confluence, presented the “Summary: Strategies for National Adaptation Plans: a Brazil case” and said that to think about adaptation in the global south is to have zero inequality.

Following the theme of adaptation, but this time with the eyes of faith communities, we followed the debate, organized by various religious organizations and with the participation of leaders from different parts of the world.

Maureen Goodman, director of the Brahma Kumaris UK, stated that 70% of the money allocated for damages are loans, and that a paradigm shift in worldview is imperative. Youth leader of the Lutheran Church of Kenya, Maro Maua recalled that youth represent a considerable portion of the world's population and that they will be highly affected by the climate crisis.

Maro said that he himself became involved in this issue after suffering the devastating consequences of a flood that affected his family. He stated that the inclusion of young people in decision-making should not be ignored, as they are the ones who will have to implement these commitments.

Text: Sharah Luciano