Areas of Activity

PATHS
Human activities such as energy generation and transportation emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are heating the planet.
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VISION

iCS’s vision: A prosperous, just Brazil that leads the transition to 1.5°C
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FUTURE

A better future depends basically on the choices made by society. iCS works for decisions to be made towards a prosperous, low-carbon development
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Portfolios

CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY AND ECONOMICS (crosscutting portfolio)

Objective: to further Brazil’s climate change mitigation actions, by fostering the establishment of ambitious and transparent goals, with clear sectorial plans and policies required to reach these goals and the economic environment low carbon innovation needs to thrive.

This portfolio prioritizes:

  • Public policy of climate change: raising the ambition of the Brazilian NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions), to be consistent with the limit of 1,5oC average global temperatures increase by the end of the century, including the development and implementation of a bold long-term development strategy.
  • Low carbon innovation and economics: decouple economic development from carbon emissions, through the promotion of economic mechanisms and an innovation environment that boost low carbon development.
POWER (sector portfolio)

Objective: the creation of conditions to enable a Zero Carbon Brazilian Power Sector up to 2050.

This portfolio prioritizes:

  • Energy efficiency: enhancement of energy efficiency as a key measure to decouple economic development from energy demand and increase the country’s competitiveness.
  • Renewable energy: promote new renewables (wind, solar and biomass) to meet growing demand and thus avoid use of thermal power plants fueled by fossils and the construction of new hydropower plants in the Amazon Region.
  • Power sector democratization: decentralize and promote civil society participation in the power sector’s planning process.
URBAN MOBILITY (sector portfolio)

Objective: the reduction of emissions from passenger transportation, while ensuring the rights to low-carbon mobility to Brazil’s population.

This portfolio prioritizes:

  • Active mobility: enhance pedestrian and bicycle mobility as key modes of transportation and connectors between modes, making them the foundation of low-carbon cities and urban mobility systems.
  • Public transportation: improving mass transit, as well as bus systems as the most needed measures to enhance overall urban mobility systems in Brazil, not only to reduce GHG emissions but also to diminish displacement time.
  • Economics of urban mobility: shift public investment from individual motorized transportation sector and infrastructure to active and public transportation, in order to enhance funding for low carbon mobility systems.

Summary of past grants

Summary

ANALYSIS OF APPROVED GRANTS | 2012 - 2016
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Amount in local currency Currency Start Date Awarded date Disbursement Type Duration (in months) iCS Program Info (Primary) iCS Initiative (Primary) iCS Program Info (Secondary) iCS Initiative (Secondary)
 R$                       36.000  Reais 1-jan-17 5-jan-17 Contract 4 CLIMATE POLICY Climate Plan /  INDC and Long Term Strategy
 R$                       59.840  Reais 1-jan-17 5-jan-17 Contract 4 CLIMATE POLICY Climate Plan /  INDC and Long Term Strategy
 R$                    177.000  Reais 1-jan-17 5-jan-17 Grant 12 POWER Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation and Smart Grid
 R$                 1.575.000  Reais 1-abr-17 21-mar-17 Grant 18 POWER Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation and Smart Grid URBAN MOBILITY Urban Mobility Plans and Civil Society
 R$                    900.000  Reais 1-mai-17 21-mar-17 Grant 12 CLIMATE POLICY Climate Plan /  INDC and Long Term Strategy
 R$                    320.000  Reais 1-abr-17 31-mar-17 Grant 12 POWER Democratization and decentralization of the power sector
 R$                    300.000  Reais 1-abr-17 8-abr-17 Grant 12 URBAN MOBILITY Plan and Civil Society
 R$                         6.000  Reais 19-abr-17 19-abr-17 Grant 1 OUTREACH N/A
 R$                       44.500  Reais 1-mai-17 19-abr-17 Contract 6 CLIMATE POLICY INDC and Long Term Strategy
 R$                    350.000  Reais 1-mai-17 9-mai-17 Grant 16 URBAN MOBILITY Plan and Civil Society
 R$                    301.000  Reais 1-mai-17 1-mai-17 Grant 12 URBAN MOBILITY Plan and Civil Society
 R$                    180.000  Reais 1-jun-17 29-mai-17 Grant 12 URBAN MOBILITY Plan and Civil Society
 R$                       50.000  Reais 1-jun-17 1-jun-17 Grant 6 OUTREACH N/A
 R$                       50.000  Reais 1-jul-17 7-jun-17 Grant 4 OUTREACH N/A
 $                       175.000  Reais 1-jul-17 26-jun-17 Grant 7 CLIMATE POLICY INDC and Long Term Strategy
 R$                    340.000  Reais 1-jul-17 26-jun-17 Grant 12 POWER Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation and Smart Grid
 R$                    250.000  Reais 1-jul-17 6-jul-17 Grant 9 URBAN MOBILITY Plan and Civil Society
 R$                    290.000  Reais 1-jul-17 19-jul-17 Grant 12 URBAN MOBILITY Plan and Civil Society
 R$                       30.000  Reais 1-ago-17 31-jul-17 Contract 12 OUTREACH N/A
 R$                    110.000  Reais 1-ago-17 31-jul-17 Grant 4 OUTREACH N/A
 R$                    250.000  Reais 1-set-17 31-ago-17 Contract 8 URBAN MOBILITY Plan and Civil Society
 R$                    178.000  Reais 1-set-17 31-ago-17 Grant 4 CLIMATE POLICY Climate Plan
 R$                       50.000  Reais 1-set-17 31-ago-17 Contract 6 CLIMATE POLICY Climate Plan
 R$                    285.000  Reais 1-set-17 31-ago-17 Contract 8 CLIMATE POLICY INDC and Long Term Strategy
 R$                    350.000  Reais 1-out-17 20-set-17 Grant 12 POWER Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation and Smart Grid URBAN MOBILITY Urban Mobility Plans and Civil Society
 R$                    999.000  Reais 1-out-17 14-set-17 Grant 12 URBAN MOBILITY Plan and Civil Society
 R$                    900.000  Reais 1-out-17 14-set-17 Grant 12 URBAN MOBILITY Economics of Urban Mobility POWER Democratization and decentralization of the power sector
 R$                 1.200.000  Reais 1-out-17 14-set-17 Grant 18 POWER New renewables: solar, wind and biomass
 R$                    350.000  Reais 1-out-17 20-set-17 Grant 24 CLIM. POLICY ECON. Plan and Civil Society
 R$                    143.000  Reais 1-out-17 20-set-17 Grant 6 CLIM. POLICY ECON. INDC and Long Term Strategy