Finally, Bolsonaro is no longer the president of Brazil. The new Brazilian President-elect, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defeated right-wing leader Jair Bolsonaro who is known for his utter disregard for the environment and the Amazon.

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During his term, Bolsonaro dismissed concerns of LGBTQ groups, women’s rights campaigners, and climate change activists. Destruction of the Brazilian rainforest was at an all-time high during his presidency, and we need to make sure that President Lula delivers the promises that he made.

Bolsonaro rolled back numerous environmental protections and encouraged more mining and commercial farming in the Amazon. He ignored the rights and claims of Indigenous tribes. Luckily Lula has promised to be different and to protect the Amazon rainforest. According to analysts, if he delivers on his promises, Brazil’s contributions could have a major impact on the fight against climate change. After all, the Amazon is considered the “lungs of the planet”.

“Brazil is ready to retake its leadership in the fight against the climate crisis,” Lula said after winning. “Brazil and the planet need a living Amazon.”

Sign this petition to demand Brazil’s President Lula delivers on his promises to bring back democracy and protect the Amazon rainforest!

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