UN climate conference will be held in November 2025 in Belém, capital of Pará, according to Lula’s announcement.| Photo: Ricardo Stuckert/Secom

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) announced, this Friday afternoon (26), that the United Nations (UN) confirmed that the 2025 Climate Conference will be held in Belém, capital of Pará. The city’s candidacy to host the COP30 had been formalized in January.

Lula announced the confirmation in a video published on social media with the Minister Mauro Vieira, of Foreign Affairs, and the governor of Pará, Helder Barbalho (MDB-PA). The UN’s decision, according to Vieira, was given on May 18 and has now been announced.

During the announcement, Lula said that the Amazon had always been the theme of the conference in other countries, such as Egypt and Denmark, but never effectively in a state covered by it.

“Belém do Pará was the city chosen by the UN to host the COP 30, in 2025. It will be an honor for Brazil to receive representatives from all over the world in a state in our Amazon. I’m sure the [governador] Helder Barbalho and the people of Pará are prepared to promote the best COP in history”, said the president.

COP30 is scheduled to be held in November 2025.