President Lula Da Silva announced the news on his social networks and declared that this will be a great event.
The United Nations chose the the Brazilian city of Belémin the Amazon, for venue of the COP30 climate conference which will take place in 2025, according to the president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
According to videos posted on the President’s social networks, this will be a great event and the people of the state of Pará will be enchanted all over the world.
Belém do Pará was the city chosen by the United Nations to host the COP 30, in 2025. It will be an honor for Brazil to receive representatives from the whole world in a state of our Amazonia. I’m sure it is or @helderbarbalho The people of Pará are ready to promote the best COP… pic.twitter.com/exjqTTeuyt
– Lula (@LulaOfficial) May 26, 2023
Belém is the capital of the Brazilian state of Pará (to the north), located in Marajó Bay, a few kilometers from the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean, in the northeastern region of the Amazon jungle.
According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Mauro Vieira, the United Nations made the decision to hold the meeting in that city on May 18.
Brazil was chosen to host the COP in 2019, but the authorities withdrew after the election of far-right Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2022), a climate change skeptic accused of dismantling environmental policies.
Lula took up his third term as Brazil’s leader in January and pledged to strengthen mechanisms to protect the environment and eradicate illegal deforestation in the Amazon by 2030.