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The United Nations selected which countries would have inspiring speeches; Brazil was not among them.
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit, Luis Alfonso de Alba, said Brazil is not on the list of countries that will address the climate summit, which is scheduled to be held in New York on September 23.
Brazil intended to speak during the summit, according to a Brazilian officer who said the U.N. criterion was "subjective".
Bolsonaro's diplomats, however, proposed to the U.N. that they hold an event to promote Brazilian biofuels at the summit's opening. Although this proposal was denied, an event to discuss biofuels is scheduled for Sunday.
Although President Bolsonaro has been practically banned, his government officials will attend the environmental summit and try to deliver a speech.
"If they let me talk, I will talk," said Brazil's Environment Minister Ricardo Salles, who is expected to attend the U.N. climate summit.
Such a goal was not particularly accepted by the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, which considers it an obstacle to the negotiations process established at the Paris Agreement.
According to the U.N. Secretary-General, however, a discussion on environmental commitments should not be postponed, for urgent actions are needed to contain the effects of adverse events, such as the Amazon's fires.
The commitments announced by the countries in the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015 are not enough to contain the rise in the planet's average temperature below 2ºC.