Brazil has made important proposals on environmental issues since last year, in the view of the former US ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman, and can gain a lot from the world’s growing demand for care and services related to the environment.
“This is an important topic for Brazil to take advantage of. I don’t see it as a threat, but as an opportunity,” Chapmann said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday (25th).
“Brazil is a country rich in environmental resources, and the richest world, in the G20, is saying that it wants to buy environmental services. Brazil has a lot to offer, it has many platforms, many companies using very innovative technologies to offer these products to the world.”
Chapman, who served the US government as ambassador to Brazil until July last year, currently works as a consultant for companies, including on projects in the environmental area.
The diplomat appointed by Joe Biden Elizabeth Bagley should replace him. The nomination is still pending approval by the US Senate.
For Chapman, who left office for personal reasons, according to him, shortly after Ricardo Salles left the head of the Ministry of the Environment, Brazil has made important nods to the world in the environmental field, which have been well received by the international community. .
“President Jair Bolsonaro announced several important and very aggressive measures for the environment, which were very well accepted. After Cop26 [conferência global do clima] other announcements were made by the government that were very well received,” he said.
“The important thing now is the implementation of these commitments.”
*Text published by Juliana Elias
Reference: CNN Brasil