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Brazil Has Over 34 Million Licensed Vehicles, One of the Largest Flex-Fuel Fleets in the World
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Brazil Has Over 34 Million Licensed Vehicles, One of the Largest Flex-Fuel Fleets in the World

According to a study by consultancy Kearney, commissioned by General Motors, Brazil is expected to have a fleet of 5.5 million electric cars by 2035.The 100% electric car segment is the fastest growing in the world. They accounted for more than 7% of car and light commercial vehicle sales in 2021.The president of ABVE –...

Burns in the Amazon are 30% Above the Historical Average
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Burns in the Amazon are 30% Above the Historical Average

The destruction of the Amazon by fires has greatly accelerated and is 30% above the historical average. The alert system of the Laboratory of Environmental Satellite Applications at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (LASA/UFRJ) shows that the total amount of forest burned in 2022 already exceeds that of 2021.By 07/13/22, 622 thousand hectares...

How do Young Climate Activists in Brazil Think?
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How do Young Climate Activists in Brazil Think?

We interviewed 2 young activists, an Indigenous woman about the current problems faced in the environment, especially changes in land and forests and a young businessman who works in the recycling and circular economy sector. Julie Dorrico – Indigenous Woman “A democratic country must respect its biomes.” Please tell us your name, your age and...

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...

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