Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva urges the delegates at COP15 to make concrete commitments to climate change, holding up Brazil's protection of the rain forest as an example.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, born 27 October 1945, known popularly as Lula, is the thirty-fifth and current President of Brazil.
A founding member of the Workers' Party (PT), he ran for President three times unsuccessfully, first in the 1989 election. Lula achieved victory in 2002, and was inaugurated as President on 1 January 2003. In the 2006 election he was re-elected, extending his term as President until 1 January 2011.