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Brazil: Climate Progress Report
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Brazil: Climate Progress Report

In view of the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% endorsed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the UNFCCC, we have selected below 7 indicators from reliable sources in Brazil, including independent, government and sector organizations: About Gas Emission (Total/Relevant Sectors) The indicators 1 and 2 are published annually by...

Climate Justice in Brazil
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Climate Justice in Brazil

HIGHLIGHTS Floods in the Amazonian Region Droughts in the Northeastern Region   NARRATIVE In Brazil, climate consequences do not affect people the same way. The Indigenous, Black, and poor populations within the country are the most vulnerable and affected by climate events.Floods in the Amazonian region One ongoing climate injustice issue in the country is...

Brazil: The 2021 Climate Year in Review
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Brazil: The 2021 Climate Year in Review

HIGHLIGHTS Deforestation Grew 22% Compared to 2020 Extreme Weather Events Including Floods and Droughts An Updated Paris Agreement Pledge That Lacks the Necessary Ambition   NARRATIVE Brazil experienced the following climate game changing events in 2021: Deforestation and Wildfires In 2021, Brazilian deforestation grew 22% compared to 2020, reaching the highest level since 2006. The...

Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Brazil
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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Brazil

Priorities Increase Deforestation Monitoring Greater Use and Spread of High Technology Products for the Agricultural Sector Restore Forests, Wetlands, and Degraded Pasture Land Reduce the Number of Landfills by Investing in Proper Waste Management Increase Wind and Solar Plant Capacity   Narrative As evidenced in previous posts, Brazil is lagging on its path towards their...

Brazil Has Several Reliable Sources of Climate Mitigation Data
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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...

Brazil Suffered from Two Extreme Weather Events in 2021: Floods and Droughts
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Brazil Suffered from Two Extreme Weather Events in 2021: Floods and Droughts

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Brazil Country Manager Elis Cotosky   Brazil Suffered from Two Extreme Weather Events in 2021: Floods and Droughts In June 2021, the Northern part of Brazil (where the Amazon Rainforest is located) was hit with floods. Amazon was the most affected state and its capital, Manaus, had the...

Nuclear Energy Will Soon Generate 50% of the Energy Needs of the State of Rio de Janeiro
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Nuclear Energy Will Soon Generate 50% of the Energy Needs of the State of Rio de Janeiro

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Brazil Country Manager Elis Valeria Anginski Cotosky Currently, there are two active nuclear power plants in Brazil both located in the Nuclear Center Almirante Álvaro Alberto (CNAAA) in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The plants are Angra 1, with a generation capacity of 640 MW, and Angra...

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...

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