The Geopolitics of the Amazon Politique étrangère, Vol. 85, No. 1, Spring 2020
An irreplaceable reservoir of biodiversity and freshwater, the Amazon basin has become extremely important in this age of climate disruption.
The fires that affected the Amazon rainforest in 2019 revealed the fragility of this space and shed light on the profound divergences between the Brazilian government and the international community. Jair Bolsonaro is a climate change denier who considers economic development to be more important than protecting the environment.
Ombelyne Dagicour is Doctor in Politics and Contemporary History and teaches at Sciences Po (Poitiers).