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Climate agenda could decide elections, experts say at conference

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The Brazilian Center for International Relations (Cebri) and KAS-EKLA hosted this Thursday and Friday 26th and 27th a conference “The Climate Agenda as the Central Axis of Foreign Policy in Latin America”, which took place at the Cebri Headquarters, in Gavea (South Zone of Rio de Janeiro) and was broadcast virtually. Experts from Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Chile stressed the importance of a comprehensive climate agenda for promoting sustainable economic development and social well-being on the continent. According to the participants, the climate agenda has an impact on health promotion and job creation and is therefore part of the agenda of candidates in this year’s elections.

“The environment is at the center of the power struggle of the new global geopolitics. The climate agenda that began to take shape in Rio 92 30 years ago is not a matter of right or left, much less a separate issue from the current economic agenda. The climate agenda represents economic and political strength as well as technological strength,” said Chebri adviser and former environment minister Isabella Teixeira.

According to Nicole Stopfer, director of the Regional Program for Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), the idea of ​​the conference was to open up space for dialogue for greater integration among Latin American countries. “The region has a huge energy and sustainable potential. The development of regional and global public policy cooperation at a critical time for the whole world is of fundamental importance,” he said.

The discussions also included Hussein Kalut, Cebri international consultant and researcher at Harvard University; Cristian Gutiérrez Pangui, Director of the Regional Center for Green Growth and Climate Change in Chile; Ana Toni, Director of the iCS Institute and Senior Fellow at the Cebri Center for Environment and Climate Change; Maria Laura Rojas, co-founder and director of the NGO Transforma in Colombia; and Elsa Kelly, Ambassador and Director of the Environment and Human Development Committee of the Argentine Council on Foreign Relations (CARI). Manuel Pulgar, former minister of the environment of Peru and global leader on climate and energy for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), also attended at the invitation of KAS-EKLA.

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Elsa Kelly emphasized the importance of diplomacy in the implementation of joint public policy: “We cannot continue with the mentality of the 20th century. Diplomacy must place the environment at the center of foreign policy and move closer and closer to scientists. We need to consult in terms of science and technology and include this knowledge in the training of diplomats to ensure national interests,” he stressed.

Manuel Pulgar, Peru’s former environment minister, said the cost of a tonne of carbon in the carbon market is not competitive for certain sectors of the economy in Latin America. Pulgar said governments in the region, especially those bordering the Amazon region, should create regulation and provide incentives to capitalize on the carbon market in the energy transition in the coming years. Pulgar also stressed the importance of “better use of land, effective control of deforestation, and better political governance and joint planning by the countries of the region.”

Hussein Kalut warned that the climate agenda occupies a secondary place in the region’s foreign policy, but today it is a strategic and long-term issue. “There is a direct request from society. The environment is fully linked to the economy, job creation and public health,” he said.

Ana Toni recalled that Rio 92, held 30 years ago, was an important milestone for putting the climate agenda on the agenda. Now the climate agenda is central to the economies of countries, especially developed ones. “We need to bring this issue to the polls, speak with ordinary citizens, and in a more accessible language. In Chile and Germany, the climate issue determined the elections. I hope the same will happen in Brazil in the October elections. More than two million young people have registered in Brazil this year. Young people will vote with this agenda in mind because it’s the same health and income agenda, not a separate agenda. All candidates will be on the alert because they are voting,” he said.

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For Cristian Gutiérez Panga, climate change does not happen without participation, political integration and societal engagement. He noted with concern the militarization movement in the Amazon. “It is important that there is a culture of cooperation between countries to ensure energy and agri-food security in Latin America, this should be a priority of the foreign policy of the continent.”



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Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.

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The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022

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BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

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Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

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