After the change of government in Brazil, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock sees a new opportunity for cooperation, at least in climate policy. The question is: How do you prepare for the fact that it could be over again soon?
To get to the island of Combu, the two ministers board a rickety boat in the port of Belém. Annalena Baerbock and Hubertus Heil jet past old churches and tiled houses, huts by the water, in the background high-rise buildings soar into the Brazilian sky. When they turn into a smaller river, there is mostly forest. Now and then houses that stand on footbridges, some have laundry hanging out to dry. Restaurants are decorated with garlands and lanterns. The people on land are curiously looking out at the river. The military police, uniformed men with machine guns, drove next to the delegation boats.
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