Category: Brazil

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Brazil Subsidies

Brazil—$59.3 billion per annum from subsidies to private companies. Infrastructure incentive grants and state-owned energy company investments Subsidies to fossil fuels continue to be a major part of the developmental strategy in Brazil. In a 2015 study for the ODI and the G20 by Canadian researcher Ravenna Nuaimy-Barker, the authors found that Brazil´s subsidies to...

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Brazil Survey

According to Carlos Rittl, Executive Secretary of the Observatorio de Clima, “The average citizen has an excellent understanding about the causes of climate change and its impacts on their everyday life. They are dissatisfied with the low level of priority that government attributes to the issue, which they consider crucial for the country´s development.” In...

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Brazil Strategies

Brazil: (1) Strengthen the governance of land use and forestry to meet its existing pledge; (2) Strengthen the promotion of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power; (3) Reduce fossil fuel subsidies In its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement, Brazil has pledged to restore 12 million hectares of forest and...

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Brazil Renewable Energy

Brazil—No 100% 2050 Commitment Benchmark: 48% of renewables by 2026 Brazil’s Paris Agreement commitment aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 37% below 2005 levels by 2025, and 43% by 2030. It was the first developing country to commit to an absolute reduction of emissions from a base year, as opposed to reductions based...

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Brazil Success Project

Brazil—IMAZON (Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazônia) In 2004, deforestation in the Amazon region reached record levels. In 2009, Pará state accounted for the highest deforestation rate in the country, corresponding to 20% of its territory. It is also a highly conflicted area, where violence and corruption are widespread, and environmentalists have been...

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Brazil Emission Reduction Policy

The National Policy on Climate Change (PNMC)   During the Fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in December 2009 in Copenhagen, Brazil announced its voluntary targets for GHG emissions reduction. Their National Policy on Climate Change (PNMC) commits to an expected reduction of Greenhouse...

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Brazil Extreme Weather Event

Five Year Drought in Northeast Brazil The Northeast (NE) region of Brazil encompasses the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí and Rio Grande do Norte; it covers 18 % of the Brazilian territory and is home to over 52 million people. The NE is known for its beautiful beaches and friendly people....

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Brazil Media Organizations

Broadcast Media Globo News is a national cable TV channel founded in 1996 that belongs to Grupo Globo (TV, radio, newspaper, online media), the most powerful media group in the country and in Latin America. In 2016, Grupo Globo was the only Brazilian company listed as one of the ten largest media groups in the...

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Brazil Subnational Best Practices

Regions/Provinces/States The State of Sao Paulo—The Secretariat for the Environment of the State of São Paulo—SMA-SP was established in 1986 to coordinate and integrate activities related to environmental protection. Since 2008, it also oversees sectorial public policies that impact the environment. CETESB, its Environmental Agency, is responsible for environmental quality monitoring and licencing in the...

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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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