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Cadernos do OIMC N.13 analyses US interests in the Amazon

The Cadernos OIMC series, a continuous flow publication edited by the Interdisciplinary Observatory on Climate Change, is launching its thirteenth volume, US interests in the Amazon: Mapping the governments of Donald Trump (2017-2020) and Joe Biden (2021-2024). Signed by Observatory collaborator Maria Isabel Santos Lima, this edition is the second instalment in our series linked to the Pan-Amazonian Governance, Climate Change and Sustainable Development project, developed in partnership with the Legal Amazon Geopolitical Studies Laboratory (LEGAL) and the South American Political Observatory (OPSA).

In the article, the Political Science PhD student at IESP-UERJ and researcher at the World Political Analysis Laboratory (LABMUNDO) discusses the relationship between the US and the Amazonian states, especially Brazil, – with an emphasis on the last two US presidential terms, in order to understand the characteristics present in the speeches of the heads of state and the measures promoted during these periods – with a view to the common agenda between these actors in the context of COP30, which will be held in Belém, Pará, in 2025.

Developed with the support of the Rio de Janeiro State Research Foundation (FAPERJ) as part of the Amazon+10 Initiative call for proposals, the Pan-Amazon Governance, Climate Change and Sustainable Development project is dedicated to investigating the perceptions, interests and actions of the different political players who have an impact on sustainable development in the region. In addition to the reports dedicated to the South American Amazon countries (published by OPSA) and the Brazilian states in the region (published by LEGAL), the series published by the OIMC aims to analyse the agendas and interests that extra-regional powers, intergovernmental organisations and multilateral forums express in relation to the Pan-Amazon.