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The UN vetoes Brazil’s speech at the Climate Action Summit

September 19, 2019


The special envoy for the United Nations Climate Action Summit, Luis Alfonso de Alba, announced on Wednesday the veto of Brazil's speech at the summit, which will be held next Monday in New York.

The decision came after Brazil failed to comply with the UN's request to submit a project to increase climate commitments, according to the Telesur chain.

De Alba has stressed that Brazil has not presented any plan to increase its commitment to the climate and has rejected the country's position on fires in the Amazon.

Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia, South Korea and the United States are the other countries that together with Brazil are vetoed by the United Nations.