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“It's not just about preserving. We want to know how the world will help us take care of what is good for the Earth,” the Brazilian president-elect pointed out.
On Thursday, Brazil's president-elect Lula da Siva held a meeting with Indigenous leaders in the framework of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will end today in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
“Indigenous peoples will be part of the Brazilian governance. We'll take care of preserving their territories and guaranteeing their rights, ”Lula stressed.
He warned that people will have to work very hard to erase the aftermath of what outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro and his far-right supporters have done in detriment of the Amazon.
"Indigenous peoples are being attacked with violence and no respect. It is the fury of the loggers... We will have to be more competent and skillful because we cannot continue fighting without knowing what to do," Lula said, addressing environmental activists and NGOs.
#COP27 | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro held a brief meeting with former United States Secretary of State John Kerry, his country's special presidential envoy for the Climate Summit. pic.twitter.com/8jrLREGTLr