Brazil Has Several Reliable Sources of Climate Mitigation Data

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Brazil Country Manager Elis Cotosky


Best Organizational Sources: SEEG; Technology, Science and Innovation Ministry

National sources for carbon emission data in Brazil

The main source of carbon emissions data in Brazil is the SEEG (Sistema de Estimativas de Emissões e Remoções de Gases de Efeito Estufa) from the climate observatory. The company provides data annually on emission levels of state and city operations. Its methodology follows the IPCC guidelines for measuring emissions by collecting data from dozens of public and private institutions to gather the most accurate data points.

SEEG includes data for the following economic sectors:

  • Energy
  • Agrobusiness
  • Waste
  • Land use, Land-use change, and Forestry (LULUCF)
  • Industrial processes

Another existent source is the MTIC (Technology, Science and Innovation Ministry in Brazil), which also provides yearly emissions data at the country level, segmented by sector.

International Data sources for carbon emission data in Brazil

A reliable international information source for climate emissions in Brazil is Climate Watch, from the World Resource Institute. The website allows visualization of data from 4 different sources (CAIT, PIK PRIMAP-hist, UNFCCC, GCP) with different methodologies. Data is shown at the country level and can be segmented by sector and subsector.


Quality and reliability of the climate emissions data produced by the country:

Rating: *** Good

Four Stars (****): Outstanding

Three stars (***): Good

Two stars (**): Fair

One star (*): Poor



Tasso Azevedo, General Coordinator of SEEG



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