Category: Brazil News Brief and Action Alert

Brazil Can Reduce Its Carbon Footprint as Part of Its COVID-19 Economic Recovery Program
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Brazil Can Reduce Its Carbon Footprint as Part of Its COVID-19 Economic Recovery Program

In the last Climate Scorecard report for Brazil, we discussed how Land Use and Land Cover Changes (LULCC) are a pressing concern for Brazil’s commitment to emission reductions targets in terms of climate mitigation. In particular, the agribusiness and logging industries and consequential large-scale tropical deforestation (motivated by the extraction of high-profile wood such as...

Land Use and Land Cover Are Cause for Concern for Climate and Biodiversity in Brazil
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Land Use and Land Cover Are Cause for Concern for Climate and Biodiversity in Brazil

In previous Climate Scorecard articles, we have hinted at how Land Use and Land Cover Changes (LULCC) are a pressing concern for Brazil’s commitment to emission reductions targets. That is because throughout history Brazil has been marked by the consistent removal of tropical forests, a human-induced impact credited as being a relevant source of carbon...

Brazil’s Unpreparedness for Coronavirus Outbreak Paints a Grim Picture of How it Will React to Climate Change
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Brazil’s Unpreparedness for Coronavirus Outbreak Paints a Grim Picture of How it Will React to Climate Change

Like most countries in recent months, Brazil has been severely hit by the recent coronavirus outbreak. In some regions, the governments’ rapid decision-taking and strong health institutions provide hope that nations can quickly overcome global crises and are ready to sacrifice short term economic profit for the health of the planet. However, in Brazil the...

Brazil: One of the Least Carbon-Intensive in the World, but Still Expanding Oil and Gas Production
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Brazil: One of the Least Carbon-Intensive in the World, but Still Expanding Oil and Gas Production

Brazil is the seventh biggest consumer of energy in the world and the biggest in Latin America. The country is also a major producer of oil and natural gas and the second-biggest ethanol producer in the world. Given that, it is very significant to point out that Brazil’s energy policies measure up well against the...

Brazil Launches New Private and Public Policy Carbon Pricing Initiatives
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Brazil Launches New Private and Public Policy Carbon Pricing Initiatives

Carbon pricing – a key tool to combat climate change – is gaining momentum all around the world, including in emerging markets such as Brazil. Since 2013, there has been rapid growth in Brazilian corporate adoption and support for carbon pricing as a mechanism to prepare for a climate-constrained future. Leading companies (including Itaú Unibanco,...

Similarities and Differences in the Forest and Bush Fires in Brazil and Australia
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Similarities and Differences in the Forest and Bush Fires in Brazil and Australia

Nothing has made Brazil more relevant in recent news and in climate change discussion than the fires in the Amazon Rainforest at the end of 2019. The ongoing crisis shows a stark comparison to other devastating wildfires in recent months. In particular, with the wildfires in Australia gaining a lot of momentum in the news,...

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