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Brazil withdraws offer to host UN climate change conference
Published in 28-11-2018
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazil has withdrawn its offer to host a large U.N. conference on climate change next year, the foreign ministry said Wednesday, leading environmental groups to question the government's commitment to reducing carbon emissions. Brazil pulled its offer to host the 2019 climate change conference because of "the current fiscal and budget constraints, which are expected to remain in the near future," the foreign ministry said in a statement sent to The Associated Press. Environmental groups interpreted the decision as a nod to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who promised during his campaign to pull Brazil out of the Paris accord on climate change. Since being elected, Bolsonaro has publicly wavered on those promises.
Reference: www.chron.com