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Brazil Leaders and Opponents

Government Official Everton Frask Lucero National Secretary, Climate Change Secretariat at the Environment Ministry (Secretaria de Mudanças Climáticas do Ministério do Meio Ambiente – SMCQ/MMA) Secretary Lucero is a career diplomat. Before being appointed for this ministerial position in June 2016, he was the head of the environment department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

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Brazil Leading Research Study

Research Study: “Brazil 2040: Scenarios and Alternatives for Climate Change Adaptation,” Brazilian Government (2015); “Greenhouse Gas Emissions System,” Climate Observatory, 2014 In the last 5 years, 2 important climate change studies were published in Brazil: ‘Brazil 2040: scenarios and alternatives for climate change adaptation’, partially released in 2015, coordinated by the Strategic Affairs Secretary (SAE)...

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Brazil Emissions Reduction Policy

Brazil: Action Plan for Prevention and Control of the Legal Amazon Deforestation (PPCDAm) Beginning in 2004, successful public policies at the federal level were aimed at reducing the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon. This made possible the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions  in the country since land use has been responsible for the majority of...

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Brazil Energy Production Trends

How The Energy System Is Structured Brazil is the 10th largest energy consumer in the world and the largest in South America. At the same time, it is an important oil and gas producer in the region and the world’s second largest ethanol fuel producer. The governmental agencies responsible for energy policy are the Ministry...

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Brazil Emission Reduction Challenges

Leading Emission Reduction Challenges: (a) Rising consumer and/or industrial demand for energy-intensive products and services; (b) Deforestation; (c) Changing peoples’ behavior; (d) Political and economic crisesCurrent Level of Greenhouse Gas Emissions According to the analysis of Panorama Brazilian Emissions Current—Trends and Challenges of Climate Observatory, derived from the System Greenhouse Gas Emission estimate (SEEG), the...

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Brazil Ratification Status

Possibility of Ratification by 2018: High Like many other countries, Brazil has yet to ratify the Paris Agreement and submit its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) plan to Congress. Brazil currently is in the midst of its most serious and dramatic political and economic crisis, including the removal and proposed impeachment of the President-Dilma Rousseff. The Brazilian constitution gives...

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