Lula was elected president of Brazil for his third term. For the environment, this news is of crucial importance, considering the role of the Amazon rainforest and the devastation it is undergoing. Will Lula be able to deliver on her promise to protect the tropical forest like never before? The Bolsonaro era was one of the worst for the life of the Amazon rainforest and for the native inhabitants who populate it, and now something could change.
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon exceeded 1,450 square kilometers with a 48% increase over last year. Deforestation during the first nine months of 2022 was 8,590 square kilometers, the highest figure ever recorded since the current deforestation warning system was established in 2007.
Can Lula President of Brazil save the Amazon Rainforest?
The Amazon rainforest is capable of capturing carbon dioxide and plays a fundamental role in global climate balance. However, recent research has shown that due to vast fires and illegal felling of trees, Amazziona now emits more CO2 than it absorbs and is reaching a tipping point beyond which the forest will no longer be able to regenerate.
A disaster for our beloved but sick planet. Marina Silva told: "Lula's vision has changed, he is committed to restoring the environmental agenda, sunk by Bolsonaro. He has collected our proposals to achieve zero deforestation, demarcate indigenous lands, start the transition to a sustainable economy in the context of climate change, the energy transition and the protection of the Brazilian biome and indigenous peoples."
Lula was elected president of Brazil for his third term
Simone Tebet added: "Bolsonaro despises the environmental cause, this is very clear.
Lula is aware of the international importance of this issue and has already pledged once again to make progress in whatever is necessary. Environmental protection is investment, development, job opportunities and income for Brazilians.
It's the only chance we have to win back respect around the world." The new President of Brazil, Lula said: "Brazil is ready to take the lead in the fight for the environment and against climate change and we will fight for zero deforestation in the Amazon."