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Brasile. Bolsonaro licenzia il boss del forum sul ‘clima’.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-05-14.

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Senza appoggio politico e governativo, e quindi senza accesso ai fondi pubblici, il così detto ‘clima’ sarebbe destinato alla estinzione.

Di questi giorni Mr Bolsonaro ha licenziato Mr Alfredo Sirkis, capo del Brazil Forum for Climate Change e noto supporter ambientalista. Dalla sua posizione, Mr Sirkis perseguiva azioni contrastanti la linea governativa.

«Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fired the head of a government-backed climate forum, after the group organized states to work around the right-wing federal government’s ambiguous positions on climate change»

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«The Brazil Forum for Climate Change was created by Bolsonaro’s predecessor, Michel Temer, to formulate the country’s plan to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change»

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«It is run in partnership with civil society groups.»

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«Sirkis, who describes himself as a “militant environmentalist,” is a co-founder of the country’s Green Party and a former congressman, as well as a former guerilla fighter who fought against Brazil’s military dictatorship»

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«the firing was probably related to the forum’s initiative to organize 12 Brazilian states to create a council on climate change that would act independently from the federal government»

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«his views on climate change were at odds with the new government’s»

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«Sirkis is among the many activists and former officials who have criticized Bolsonaro»

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«The new government downgraded the importance of the climate change portfolio»

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«Bolsonaro and his appointed environment minister, Ricardo Salles, have expressed doubts as to whether climate change is man-made»

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Quanto accaduto si presta a molteplici considerazioni.

– L’unica Società Civile degna di quel nome è il Corpo Elettorale che si esprime nelle urne: essa è il Popolo Sovrano.

– Microscopici gruppuscoli non possono fregiarsi del nome di Società Civile, sia per l’esiguità del numero degli adepti, sia perché non passati attraverso il vaglio elettorale. Se volessero parlare, ebbene, si presentino alle elezioni e le vincano: fino a tal momento non sono altro che nulla.

– Il Governo in carica deve essere onorato e rispettato, essendo esso la Istituzione, vidimata dal vaglio elettorale. Le elezioni non sarebbero necessarie se tutti i governi la pensassero allo stesso modo, ma così non è.

– Se ciascuno è libero di dissentire dai programmi e dall’operato di un governo, un pubblico ufficiale non ha la potestà di imbastire azioni che contrastino le direttive ricevute: nel caso, si dimetta.

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Ambientalisti e supporter del ‘clima’ se ne diano una ragione: le elezioni le ha vinte Mr Bolsonaro, non loro.


Reuters. 2019-05-11. Brazil’s Bolsonaro fires ‘militant’ head of climate change action group

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fired the head of a government-backed climate forum, after the group organized states to work around the right-wing federal government’s ambiguous positions on climate change.

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The Brazil Forum for Climate Change was created by Bolsonaro’s predecessor, Michel Temer, to formulate the country’s plan to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It is run in partnership with civil society groups.

Temer appointed Alfredo Sirkis to lead the forum. Sirkis, who describes himself as a “militant environmentalist,” is a co-founder of the country’s Green Party and a former congressman, as well as a former guerilla fighter who fought against Brazil’s military dictatorship.

Sirkis told Reuters he was fired on Friday. He said the firing was probably related to the forum’s initiative to organize 12 Brazilian states to create a council on climate change that would act independently from the federal government.

But he acknowledged it could be for many reasons, because his views on climate change were at odds with the new government’s.

“For me it was absolutely no surprise,” he said. “Because I’m a militant environmentalist for more than 30 years…I’m too politically involved in the environmental struggle.”

His firing was published in the official government gazette, which named Sao Paulo state environment official Oswaldo dos Santos Lucon to fill the role.

Sirkis is among the many activists and former officials who have criticized Bolsonaro, who assumed office on Jan. 1, for what they see as the right-wing government’s anti-environment stances.

The new government downgraded the importance of the climate change portfolio within the Environment Ministry, with its powers over the country’s water agency and forestry service also being stripped.

Bolsonaro and his appointed environment minister, Ricardo Salles, have expressed doubts as to whether climate change is man-made, although Brazil remains a party to the Paris Agreement.

Sirkis said he was told that he was fired at Salles’ request.

In response, Salles told Reuters that Sirkis was replaced and that it was “nothing personal against him” without elaborating. The president’s office declined to comment.

Salles has previously refuted that the government is weakening environmental protections, saying the ministry’s restructuring is aimed at making regulations more efficient and effective.

Lucon said he will continue to work as an adviser on climate change in Sao Paulo state’s environmental authority while serving as the head of the forum.

“What I can say for now is that I trust in scientific evidence, in institutions and the need for joint efforts to comply with multilateral agreements to which Brazil is party,” Lucon said.

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