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Government Attitude Towards Environmental Regulation in Brazil
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Government Attitude Towards Environmental Regulation in Brazil

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Brazil Country Manager Elis Valeria Anginski CotoskyAs already mentioned in the previous Climate Scorecard post, Brazil has committed to reducing carbon emissions by 43% by 2030, and becoming carbon neutral by 2050. However, the country is currently going in the opposite direction, with a recent increase in overall...

Brazil’s President Has Committed the Country to Become Carbon Neutral by 2050
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Brazil’s President Has Committed the Country to Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Brazil Country Manager Elis Cotosky   The most recent Brazilian GHG emissions data is from 2019, and it is provided by SEEG Brazil.1 The emission estimates are built according to IPCC guidelines, and are based on two main data points: The framework of the Brazilian Inventories of Anthropogenic...

Curitiba: The Brazilian Capital Leading the Way for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
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Curitiba: The Brazilian Capital Leading the Way for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

By Climate Scorecard Brazil Country Manager Elis Cotosky In 2018, four major Brazilian capitals took a pledge to comply with the Paris Agreement, by developing climate action plans through the support of the C40’s Climate Action Planning Latin America Program. Among those cities, one that stands out is Curitiba, the capital of Parana State. In...

Best Local Climate NGO Brazil: SOS Mata Atlântica
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Best Local Climate NGO Brazil: SOS Mata Atlântica

By Climate Scorecard Brazil Country Manager Elis CotoskyBesides governments and the private sector, there is one important player in the climate mitigation arena: NGOs.In Brazil, one NGO doing remarkable work in the climate change area is SOS Mata Atlântica. Founded in 1986 by a group of scientists, journalists, and activists, the nonprofit’s mission is to...

Brazil Climate Best Practice: Fonte dos Ventos, Brazil’s First Hybrid Energy Park
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Brazil Climate Best Practice: Fonte dos Ventos, Brazil’s First Hybrid Energy Park

By Climate Scorecard Brazil Country Manager Elis Cotosky Brazil has the largest renewable energy potential in the world. Over the past few years, both wind and solar have proven to be a good, and increasingly cheap, alternative to fossil fuels. These energy sources have grown more than 20 times from 2009 to 2019, representing more...

Brazil Climate Policy Recommendations
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Brazil Climate Policy Recommendations

As mentioned in previous Climate Scorecard reports (1), the current Brazilian government is not doing much to mitigate climate change. Just last year several environmental policies had their funding diminished or were abolished entirely. These policy setbacks contributed to rising GHG emissions in the country, which increased by over 100% when compared to 1990 levels...

Brazil Sources 45% of its Energy from Renewables
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Brazil Sources 45% of its Energy from Renewables

Brazil is one of the largest energy producing countries in the world and the third–largest producer in the Western Hemisphere. In regards to the UN’s 7th Sustainable Development Goal (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all), Brazil’s energy policies actually have been very effective in meeting world’s most urgent energy challenges....

120.24% Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels in Brazil Since 1990
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120.24% Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels in Brazil Since 1990

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: 406.25 Metric Tons in 2018, an increase of 120.24% from 1990 (IEA) As the sixth largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter in the world, Brazil is an extremely relevant country in discussions about climate action. Over the last decade the country has undergone an exponential increase in emissions. According to...

Brazil is on the Verge of a Serious Climate Crisis
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Brazil is on the Verge of a Serious Climate Crisis

It is unsurprising that the same administration which vowed to take advantage of the pandemic to “pass the cattle” is also approving the easing of environmental laws. Brazil’s most relevant climate-related news is concerning given its preoccupation with legislative changes in conservation and the preservation of ecosystems. President Bolsonaro’s rolling back of climate mitigation and...

Outstanding Climate Research is conducted in Brazil through IPNE and the Interdisciplinary Climate Investigation Center
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Outstanding Climate Research is conducted in Brazil through IPNE and the Interdisciplinary Climate Investigation Center

Country specific climate research is critical for enabling adaptation and mitigation strategies, and to support decision making in general. In the case of Brazil, it is key to generating scientific advances in what particularly relates to the linkages between climate and Land-Uses and Land-Cover Changes (LULCC) (ie. deforestation) and the impacts on the ecosystems we...

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