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After the climate summit: cooperation and competition

Joe Biden’s climate summit is over; and now the experts are beginning their analyses: What do the commitments made at the virtual summit by some 40 heads of state and government mean? And does all this also bring geopolitical shifts – new cooperations and lines of conflict, for instance? One of the surprises was the announcement by Brazil’s President Bolsonaro that he would cut his country’s emissions by 50 percent by 2030. However, the element of surprise was quickly over: One day after the summit, Bolsonaro cut his Environment Ministry’s 2021 budget by 24 percent.

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