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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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Lula strikes oil deal at the COP

In the opening days of COP 28 news is out that Brazil plans to join OPEC + on January 24.  This is a confirmation of the fears that the oil industry is using the COP to strike deals and increase their power. Brazil is South America’s largest oil producer. As of November 2023, Brazil produces approximately 3.2 million barrels per day of crude oil and serves as a major supplier to China. Joining OPEC Lula is contradicting his own opening statements at COP 28 where he criticized undelivered promises and presented a list of Brazil’s own pro-climate actions in the last eleven months, including the impressive 22% drop on Amazon deforestation. Lula spoke of raising ambition to keep 1.5oC within reach. The rhetoric behind joining OPEC is that Brazil aims to change the system from within. This is hard to reconcile with the fact that Lula’s government is preparing to auction 603 new oil and gas blocks, onshore and offshore, just one day after the end of COP28. President Lula, your government has done a lot to bring Brazil back to the climate fight after only eleven months in office. The world expects you to continue, not back down and join the team that is making money on destroying our future.  

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  • Action for climate Environmental justice

    18 w

    This is such a disappointment

    1
    • Clement Spanoh

      18 w

      What a disappointment

      • Rashid Kamau

        18 w

        We are disappointed! shall we say he's a hypocrite.

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        • winnie nguru

          18 w

          But i thought he was true climate hero? i am disappointed

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        • We Don't Have Time

          18 w

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          • Patrick Kiash

            18 w

            I think his advisors have misdirected him.

            4
            • Hillary Munyole 🇰🇪

              18 w

              If we can have workshops for our leaders to understand climate crisis is at our doorsteps. Changemakers , activist to come out with a holistic approach of talking to our leaders concerning the state of our planet right now. IF WE CANT LIMIT/REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS.MASSIVE EXTENSION IS Around THE CORNER.😥 For the sake of our Future generation, we should not give up.. CUT Off fossil fuel It's time to change our lifestyle for the benefit of our planet. Climate Youth Resilience.

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              • Johannes Luiga

                19 w

                Unbelievable

                6
                • George Kariuki

                  19 w

                  President Lula should reconsider Brazil's decision to join OPEC+. Brazil has the potential to be a leader on climate change, and joining OPEC+ would undermine that position.

                  8
                  • Gorffly mokua

                    19 w

                    This COP28 might be full of disappointments!!

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                    • Princess

                      19 w

                      I'm so disappointed 😞. This suggests that the oil industry is leveraging climate conferences for self-interest.

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                      • Petter Körnemark

                        19 w

                        Lula, we believed you were about to make things better–not worse.

                        10
                        • Rotich Kim

                          19 w

                          Brazil should look for better alternative

                          10
                          • Gabriella Coppolecchia

                            19 w

                            There are no words to experiment frustration regarding the oil industry. But those who are investing in it to make money off our future are disgusting. What is money going to do for you when there is no planet to spend them on!!!!

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                            • Andy Kadir-Buxton

                              18 w

                              We should shut down the fossil fuel companies with the armed forces, just like we did with slavery.

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                            • CHRIS NGATIA

                              19 w

                              Such a disappointment!!!He is disappointing us.

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                              • Jane Wangui

                                19 w

                                What happened?? He was doing so well sometime back in fighting climate injustice.He is now disappointing us.

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                                • rosebellendiritu

                                  19 w

                                  I wish he can put effort in ending fossils the way he did in protecting the Amazon,this was really not expected from him.

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                                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                                    19 w

                                    It's a big disappointment

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                                    • johnte ndeto

                                      19 w

                                      This is so insensitive of lula

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                                      • Marco Rodzynek

                                        19 w

                                        Aren’t they suppose to discuss how to protect the world rather than doing deals to exploit it? From COP to Coup

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                                        • Ingmar Rentzhog

                                          19 w

                                          @marco_rodzynek Yes, it is bizarre. It is like drug addicts making new deals when they are at a drug rehab.

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                                          • Clement Spanoh

                                            19 w

                                            @Rentzhog that was so discouraging from lula

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                                            • Ingmar Rentzhog

                                              19 w

                                              @clement_spanoh I know. I heard Lula was crying over the state of the planet in his speech yesterday. Perhaps he was crying over his own failed leadership!

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                                            • Sarah Chabane

                                              19 w

                                              Such a disappointment! I hope civil society and other politicians manage to change the course of things

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                                              • Princess

                                                19 w

                                                @sarah_chabane_874 It is indeed disappointing. Let's hope that civil society and other politicians can work together to steer things in a more positive direction.

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                                              • Ingmar Rentzhog

                                                19 w

                                                I am so disappointed about Lula's leadership. He is not living up to his reputation.

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                                                • Princess

                                                  19 w

                                                  @Rentzhog it's discouraging when leaders don't live up to their reputations.

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