The election of the new President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro has drawn the attention of the whole world. And within all the socio-economic implications of his election, he is probably going to have a pivotal role in particular for the energy and climate future of Brazil and the entire world.
This month the IPCC released a special report about Global Warming of 1.5 °C and its very likely consequences. Approved in Incheon, Republic of Korea on Saturday October 6th 2018, it is going to be a key scientific input for the next Climate Change Conference, which is going to happen in Katowice in Poland in December. But this is also a kind advice to all Governments, industries and organisations all over the world about the urgency and importance to take action now.
The substantial increase in the CO2 global emissions registered in 2017 shows that the world is still very far from an absolute decoupling, and it probably also casts doubts on the goodness of the Paris Agreement, and on the more recent internationally shared pledges of green growth.