The confusion over Brazilian efforts to host COP25 points to a larger dysfunction, in Brazil and in the region at large.
Guy Edwards, is co-director of the Climate and Development Lab, a think tank at Brown University. He is also an associate at the sustainability strategy group, Nivela. He previously worked for the Inter-American Development Bank as a consultant and resident manager of the Huaorani Ecolodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon. He has a Masters degree in Latin American studies from the University of London. Guy’s first book, A Fragmented Continent: Latin America and the global politics of climate change, was published by MIT Press in 2015. His work has been published by The New York Times, Project Syndicate, The Guardian, Brookings Institution, Americas Quarterly, El Universal, La Tercera, El Comercio (Ecuador) and Chatham House.
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