Immediately after 2 many years in online mode, I am delighted to be in a position to be with you all here, in individual, to communicate about what has been and will be our priority for the next years: how to boost the British isles-Brazil collaboration even though reflecting on our places of widespread fascination and I am really keen we are in a position to progress with these conversations through the Conversa.
I want to talk to you about the UK’s overseas plan vision for the earth as outlined in the Integrated Critique and how we want to function with Brazil and Brazilians to not only fortify our terrific friendship but convert it into a bold partnership.
I also want to chat about the breadth and toughness of our relationship, which we have sophisticated in quite a few regions, from science & innovation, safety and working with emerging cyber threats, climate and eco-friendly progress, growing digital accessibility, English language instructing, bilateral trade and additional.
The Integrated Overview
The United kingdom Governing administration set out its overseas policy vision for the position that the Uk will perform in the planet by way of the Integrated Review of overseas, defence, safety and enhancement coverage which was posted in May perhaps very last yr.
It sets out the how the United kingdom can work across all elements of governing administration, applying all of its capabilities, and most importantly as a result of setting up intercontinental partnerships to satisfy world-wide problems and defend and champion our passions and values.
Our above-arching goal is to be an active pressure for very good in the earth.
That is underpinned by our fundamental values of democracy, human rights, the rule of law, flexibility of speech and religion, and equality.
Globally, our function will concentration on 5 key aims: solving world troubles, investing in science and technologies defending democracy and human legal rights championing the free movement of trade, funds and know-how and taking a a lot more sturdy strategy to security and deterrence.
Essentially, the assessment recognises that we are unable to do this on your own. To be productive and to meet up with these international challenges we have to work collaboratively. Cooperation with our allies is central to our success.
Brazil and the United kingdom are pure allies and share an alliance launched on friendship, a shared commitment to democratic values, independence and the current market economic system. We have strong and deepening bilateral, industrial, safety and cultural ties. It is suitable that we see Brazil as a strategic partner in our endeavours to meet the worldwide problems we facial area nowadays.
Solving International Troubles – Russia/Ukraine
And there is no more substantial challenge or risk to the policies primarily based global system than the senseless act of aggression and brutality by Russia towards Ukraine and its persons. A destructive act against a sovereign, unbiased condition which if Putin wins, threatens not just Ukraine but threatens our shared democratic values on a global scale as nicely as our national security.
The no cost globe has united driving Ukraine in its battle for flexibility. And it is this united stance that we need to preserve, so that these that find to undermine the integrity and self-willpower of one more impartial nation are not only contained but will fall short.
What the circumstance in Ukraine has revealed us is that our present security and financial constructions made immediately after the Next Entire world War are no lengthier in good shape for goal. A new tactic is wanted that builds stronger world wide alliances and is greater equipped to uphold the principles-primarily based method.
Multilateral establishments ought to be ready to support effective coordination among sovereign nations to make certain peaceful international cooperation. They will have to protect and advertise fundamental freedoms, which are important for human dignity.
As component of these wanted reforms the United Kingdom is fully commited to the reform of the UN Safety Council – an additional point of typical interest between Brazil and the British isles. We accept the globe has transformed and the Council need to improve also, to far better replicate the world in the twenty initial century, and to improved reply to the threats to global peace and safety that confront us. With this we aid Brazil in its ambition of a Lasting Seat as element of a reformed and expanded Safety Council.
But to fulfill today’s worries our prosperity and safety will have to be developed on a network of powerful partnerships. Operating flexible groupings of like-minded companions to deal with particular challenges the place we share a frequent place.
As our International Secretary has reported, in this new progressively multipolar globe, the Uk is prepared to do matters differently, to believe in another way and do the job in different ways with companions to get items carried out.
Solving World Issues – Weather Modify
Confronting Local climate Modify is a further good example of the British isles and Brazil properly functioning jointly to take care of an urgent world-wide problem.
Brazil performs a key role as a G20 member and is house of all over 60% of the Amazon rainforest. Less than the UK’s COP26 Presidency – which operates from last November right until future November – we are doing the job with Brazil to employ the Glasgow Climate Pact, which Brazil helped make for the duration of the COP26 Convention in Glasgow. This world-wide arrangement represents just about 200 countries and will accelerate action on local weather essential to limit worldwide temperature increase to with 1.5 levels.
All through COP 26 Brazil fully commited to half its GHG emissions by 2030, to get to web zero by 2050 and to realize zero illegal deforestation by 2028. It has 14 states, above 40 towns and 200 companies pledge to the Race to Zero Marketing campaign. Bold and laudable goals which are worthy of higher recognition.
Implementation of these commitments is now vital. Running emissions from deforestation, agriculture and similar supply chains, which includes rising soy for livestock feed, will be critical to keep the targets of restricting world wide temperature warming to 1.5 levels.
Implementation will be tough provided the dimensions of Brazil. But this could be dwarfed by the financial and social opportunities an financial system-large change to net zero would give specified Brazil’s pure presents. Momentum is developing in Brazil but there is significantly we can do jointly to guarantee that our put up-pandemic financial restoration is based on setting up sustainable, resilient economies that aid eco-friendly careers and sustainable land use. There are pros a changeover to a very low carbon economy would deliver to the overall economy.
When when compared to company-as-regular, a very low-carbon and local weather resilient financial recovery in Brazil could supply by 2030
a web increase of much more than two million jobs –four times more work than those people by now present in Brazil’s oil and gas market, a total GDP acquire of US$ 535 billion (R$ 2.8 trillion) – equal to the once-a-year GDP of Belgium
US$ 3.7 billion (R$ 19 billion) in extra agricultural production
US$ 144 million (R$ 742 million) in further tax revenues from the agricultural sector alone restoration of 12 million hectares or far more of degraded pasturelands to a lot more productive takes advantage of such as intensive grazing and normal forest
We will assist Brazil’s world-wide management in sustainable agriculture and to foster nearer connections involving the British isles and Brazilian agri-tech ecosystems. We will help initiatives to improve connectivity in Brazil’s remotest places to permit the use of precision agriculture, and stand all set to mutually share skills on sustainability methods, and engage the personal sectors from both Brazil and the British isles who are an integral part of the solution.
Brazil has the premier fiscal sector in Latin The united states and this sector has a vital role to enjoy in the changeover to net zero. Only by mobilising private finance can we match the scale of expense required for the web-zero transition.
I am pleased that quite a few significant Brazilian monetary institutions and asset professionals came together at COP26 to be part of the Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero. The purpose of the alliance, which so significantly signifies in excess of $130 trillion of personal finance assets, is to renovate the global money method in purchase to finance the expenditure essential to realize a internet-zero economic climate
The worries are excellent, but the Uk is committed to companion with Brazil to experience them.
Brazil is one particular of 4 of the most important recipients of Global Local weather Funding, totalling above £275m about 20 programmes in places such as forests, agriculture, cities, energy transition and infrastructure. The programme mobilizes private investments into sustainable, low carbon assignments and incentivises the use of rising eco-pleasant technologies.
The Brazil Electricity Prosperity Programme is a vital example of United kingdom-Brazil cooperation in attempts to assist Brazil’s transition to cleanse strength, supporting perform on offshore wind, squander to electricity, and biofuels.
And offshore wind has the probable to come to be a legitimate case in point of partnership between the Uk and Brazil. By means of growing off-shore wind Brazil has the potential to establish the foundations for a huge new renewable energy sector. Supporting and complimenting hydropower, when earning a big contribution to lessening Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions, and meeting increasing strength wants. The British isles is the entire world chief in offshore wind, with more mounted capability than any other nation and by means of initiatives these types of as our once-a-year Vitality Showcase celebration that took put this 7 days, and technological aid through the Brazil Energy prosperity programme, we are creating the foundation of a extended expression inexperienced growth partnership.
Investment decision in Science, Electronic and Technologies
It is not just in tackling climate transform where a concentration on innovation and technologies is vital. The built-in overview puts expense in science electronic and technologies as the basis of the UK’s future financial state, stability and defence plan.
Technological developments and digitisation will reshape our societies, economies and alter associations – each involving states, and between the citizen, the non-public sector and the condition.
Although the proliferation of cyber capability to nations around the world and organised criminal offense groups, and the growing reliance on digital infrastructure, will boost our safety dangers. In parallel states will find to form the world wide electronic atmosphere in between ‘digital freedom’ and ‘digital authoritarianism’ that will reinforce or undermine our actual environment democratic values. Our obstacle will be that uphold these values.
Investing greatly to strengthen our management place as a science and technological innovation power to sustain our guide at the reducing edge of emerging technologies putting science and technological innovation at the heart of our intercontinental partnerships and then performing alongside one another to develop clear norms and expectations that guarantee their accountable use are vital to secure our future prosperity.
The Built-in Critique highlights Brazil as a person this sort of nation we have prioritised to deepen our science and innovation partnership.
This partnership is already robust.
Science and innovation are at the centre of the UK’s partnership with Brazil to advertise mutual prosperity and economic progress and to work collectively to obtain options to world issues.
This expanding partnership on tech and transformative electronic obtain is highlighted through a selection of joint initiatives such as:
- the Newton Fund, which has played a essential roles in expanding scientific collaboration and innovation in between our two nations around the world in local weather, agritech, well being and biodiversity.
- the Digital Entry Programme will pilot new technologies, acquire electronic techniques and market cybersecurity recognition to deliver equitable, safe, significant and inclusive electronic access to underserved Brazilian communities. The United kingdom-Brazil Tech Hub is producing connections involving our start off-up ecosystems, supporting tech for great ventures and female entrepreneurs to endorse favourable impacts responding innovatively to the most urgent area and world-wide development difficulties.
- the Greater Wellness Programme which has strengthened hyperlinks in between our countrywide wellness systems, sharing skills and discovering as we experience todays urgent global well being worries.
- the programme has supported initiatives to determine electronic health remedies that strengthen primary treatment shipping and increasing major care solutions to remote Brazilian populations by testing a pioneering electronic main care model and grew our partnership in genomics and precision medicine supporting the launch of the Brazil Genomas Task and the Brazil partnership with the British isles Mobile and Gene Therapy Catapult.
The power of the British isles Brazil innovation partnership in health care is ably highlighted by the partnership concerning Oxford College, Fiocruz and AstroZeneca that enabled the Covid19 vaccine to be created within Brazil.
But a rising electronic landscape provides with it new worries, one in which we will have to operate alongside one another to experience them. As such we are in search of a closer connection with Brazil to deal with cybercrime and determine possibilities to operate together on cybersecurity difficulties, supported by our Electronic Access Programme.
Transferring in the direction of a world exactly where our financial and security results relies upon on embracing the adoption of new emerging systems and supporting the drive for innovation throughout all our priorities. But we need to have to guarantee this travel is accomplished so in an equitable and inclusive way and that we depart no aspect of culture at the rear of. To do so we the two have a obstacle in guaranteeing the next generation are supported and geared up to acquire gain that this new entire world will convey.
The Uk is a winner for education and learning in Brazil, and by our function with the British Council we are supporting the maximize in obtain to English language instructing and understanding throughout Brazil achieving thousands and thousands of lecturers and learners.
The Capabilities for Prosperity programme is also functioning to equip youth with language skills the place inadequate English is a barrier to obtain even further education and learning and employment. It also results in a product for ELT that elevates language specifications in Brazil, supporting social mobility and organization prospects. This programme has now arrived at much more than 2 million learners and more than 14 thousand lecturers all around Brazil, and it is component of a world wide British isles programme made in other 8 emergent international locations.
We are aiming to enhance our Greater Education partnerships to additional research and innovation, this yr by itself, via companions these kinds of as the British Council we linked in excess of 100 Greater Education and learning institutions in Brazil and the United kingdom for investigate collaboration.
And this partnership is strengthened via our cultural ties of practically 200 a long time of background. These are bonds we carry on to bolster. This yr alone around 200,000 Brazilians, have experienced the possibility to have interaction experience to facial area in a vary of creative and artistic collaborations concerning the Uk and Brazil
Championing the totally free move of trade
It is crystal clear that there is an option to build a partnership of tomorrow that focusses our cooperation via a lens of electronic, tech and cyber, science and eco-friendly progress that is underpinned by a further marriage on protection to realize our more time time period mutual prosperity. But with the departure from the EU, the British isles and Brazil have an prospect to create a tailored trading relationship that will provide financial reward to each sides.
The Uk is aggressive, connected, impressive and sustainable. The most appealing investment decision spot in Europe, the most globally connected economic system in the G20, a global centre for innovation and venture capital financial commitment, and committed to the greening of our economic climate via a green industrial revolution that will develop eco-friendly jobs and industries of the future.
There is considerably that we both equally can get from a renewed target that harnesses the prospective of our connected economies to boost efficiency and drive the boundaries of innovation.
But we are not creating from scratch. The Uk and Brazil now have a strong economic connection, with in excess of 800 British organizations presently running in Brazil. Full trade between the United kingdom and Brazil, together with imports and exports as well as items and expert services, was £6 billion in 2021.
And the Uk has supported Brazil’s aspirations to grow to be a major actor in the globalised overall economy, raise trade and catch the attention of global investment. We have been a vocal supporter of Brazil’s aspirations to be part of the OECD, delivering support to Brazil’s alignment with OECD standards and finest practices, and providing guidance to BNDES in attempts to foster non-public sector participation in sustainable infrastructure projects and to consolidate the eco-friendly finance industry in Brazil.
In the past Financial and Money Dialogue, our finance ministers agreed to efforts to raise our trading partnership even further, building new agreements on economic services, double taxation, sustainable development and Inexperienced Finance, helping to improve careers and investments for the two our countries.
Absolutely free trade and totally free marketplaces are effective engines of progress and we will always winner financial independence and uphold the absolutely free stream of trade, money and knowledge. The United kingdom is constructing new trade back links and doing work on absolutely free trade agreements. We are deepening our trade partnership with our strategic companions, and hope to do so with Brazil.
But as the Integrated Review highlights, the economic system has a rising part to engage in in stability. Accessibility to the worldwide financial state is not a presented. It have to be acquired and countries must participate in by the policies of the worldwide technique. These that crack these guidelines need to held to account, and the British isles will find to use the financial levers at our disposal to ensure adherence.
By functioning jointly, growing trade, and diversifying wherever we supply our strategic goods we can lower dependence and deprive any aggressors of their leverage and bolster our individual economic safety.
The British isles recognises that the globe has modified. We are ready to operate differently with our allies and companions to forge a greater, much more secure environment and a much better global economic climate.
In Brazil, we have the possibility to translate this new solution to just one that delivers in exercise. Listed here, our ultimate purpose is to grow to be the country’s lover of preference in Europe, deliver our cultures nearer, near the trade gap and transfer forward with essential partnerships in the places of widespread fascination.
Brazil is a vital strategic associate in trade, science and security and we recognise its primary position not just in the location but on the world stage in which Brazil is a normal ally to the British isles in a lot of approaches. Be it in endeavours to uphold a principles dependent international program marketing our shared democratic values of open up societies and open trade or establishing new international financial and protection structures match for today’s global worries.
Doing the job collectively we can secure our mutual prosperity and protection.
 WRI report supported by Lord Stern