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Is Lula Brazil’s green candidate?

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Every week seems to bring a new worrying piece of environmental data to Brazil. Amazon deforestation, which hit a 15-year high last year, could once again exceed 10,000 square kilometers in 2022. In the month of August alone, deforestation alerts were up by 81 percent year on year. And the number of Amazon fires in the first nine months of this year has already surpassed that of the whole of 2021. The list goes on.

This environmental destruction has devastating consequences for the survival of Brazil’s indigenous peoples, for the weather cycles that sustain the country’s important agricultural sector,…

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