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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Portfolio Grantee Amount Months Start date Description
1 CLIMATE POLICY Ecostage Consultoria e Sistemas Ltda R$70.000 5 01/02/2016 To develop and implement the IT system of the ClimateWorks Carbon Transparency Initiative in Brazil (CTI Brazil). The CTI Brazil effort includes the production of all the Brazilian data to be incorporated on the global model and the development of an upgrade version of the models for agriculture, land use change and waste sectors.
2 CLIMATE POLICY Ecotonia Soluções Sustentáveis Ltda R$45.000 5 01/02/2016 To coordinate the establishment of the ClimateWorks Carbon Transparency Initiative in Brazil (CTI Brazil). The CTI Brazil effort includes the production of all the Brazilian data to be incorporated on the global model and the development of an upgrade version of the models for agriculture, land use change and waste sectors.
3 CLIMATE POLICY ICLEI BRASIL R$102.837 5 01/02/2016 To develop the solid waste sector of the ClimateWorks Carbon Transparency Initiative in Brazil (CTI Brazil). The CTI Brazil effort includes the production of all the Brazilian data to be incorporated on the global model and the development of an upgrade version of the models for agriculture, land use change and waste sectors.
4 CLIMATE POLICY IEMA – Inst. Energia e Meio Amb. R$146.910 5 01/02/2016 To develop the energy and industry sectors of th of the ClimateWorks Carbon Transparency Initiative in Brazil (CTI Brazil). The CTI Brazil effort includes the production of all the Brazilian data to be incorporated on the global model and the development of an upgrade version of the models for agriculture, land use change and waste sectors.
5 CLIMATE POLICY Instituto de Manejo e Certificação Florestal e Agrícola – IMAFLORA R$102.837 5 01/02/2016 To develop the agriculture sector of the ClimateWorks Carbon Transparency Initiative in Brazil (CTI Brazil). The CTI Brazil effort includes the production of all the Brazilian data to be incorporated on the global model and the development of an upgrade version of the models for agriculture, land use change and waste sectors.
6 POWER ANDI – Agência de Notícias dos Direitos da Infância R$240.000 5 01/02/2016 To analyze the content of the main newspapers, magazines and online media coverage on energy and energy efficiency issues, identifying lack of information due to journalists and editors being unfamiliar with issues they cover.  This assessment will be key to enhance communication from iCS grantees on the chosen issues.
7 CLIMATE POLICY, INSTITUTO ESCOLHAS R$1.000.000 12 01/03/2016 Produce knowledge to support the debate on the existing trade-offs to subsidise public policies for the low-carbon economy transition.
8 CLIMATE POLICY CBC – Centro Brasil no Clima R$700.000 12 01/05/2016 To enhance CBC’s capacity to influence high level decision makers for more ambitious mitigation actions including the ratification and internalization of the Paris Agreement. Elaboration of: a proposal to adapt current framework and plans to internalize the INDC, a new climate governance proposal and contributions for the Paris Agreement international regulation.
9 CLIMATE POLICY Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazônia – IMAZON R$109.917 5 01/05/2016 To develop the Land Use change and Forest sectors of the ClimateWorks Carbon Transparency Initiative in Brazil (CTI Brazil). The CTI Brazil effort includes the production of all the Brazilian data to be incorporated on the global model and the development of an upgrade version of the models for agriculture, land use change and waste sectors.
10 URBAN MOBILITY Associação dos Ciclistas Urbanos de Belo Horizonte R$25.000 6 01/05/2016 For a collective of four institutions in the city of Belo Horizonte to promote urban-mobility related discussions during the municipal elections. The project focuses on enabling communication efforts, promoting the materials produced by the group, as well as interactions with media, and beyond.
11 OTHER ASS. DIREITOS HUMANOS EM REDE R$25.000 6 01/05/2016 To produce a comprehensive, interdisciplinary study on strategic litigation in climate change and check the feasibility of a major court case on the issue in Brazil, to be structured on a legal tripod: (i) environmental law of climate change; (ii) human rights; (iii) rights of children and future generations.
12 POWER INEE – Inst. Nac.de Efic. Energ. R$168.000 8 01/06/2016 Analysis of the potential contribution, additional and economically feasible, from the cogeneration (Combined Heat and Power – SHP) based on sugarcane biomass, to a Zero Carbon Power Sector up to 2050.
13 URBAN MOBILITY Associação dos Ciclistas Urbanos de São Paulo R$30.000 6 01/06/2016 To support the Bicicultura Annual Meeting which promotes the bicycle culture for mobility in brazilian cities.
14 POWER IEI –  Int´l Energy Initiative R$1.243.000 24 15/06/2016 Economic analysis of the energy efficiency in the power sector, including end uses at customers. Identification of regulatory barriers to the broadening, effectiveness and permanency of energy efficiency within the Brazilian economy. Elaborate indicators to monitor and evaluate energy efficiency programmes, policies and initiatives. Outreach along the project aiming at a broad coalition for energy efficiency, generated distribution and smart grid.
15 URBAN MOBILITY PURPOSE Campaigns Brasil Ltda R$277.000 12 01/07/2016 To create an online platform and communication material to engage voters in discussing climate-change related topics that help shape the cities they live in. The project involves a network of civil society, focusing on 4 umbrella themes: urban mobility, energy, solid waste / recycling, and urban green areas.
16 URBAN MOBILITY INST. CASA FLUMINENSE R$333.000 12 01/07/2016 To monitor and participate on the development of urban mobility plans for the city of Rio de Janeiro and other municipalities, the Metropolitan Development Plan for the region, engage on the 2016 municipal elections and promote a broader agenda that creates the city’s development beyond the approaching Olympics. Furthermore, it will strengthen the importance of climate change within their agenda, as well as their network’s.
17 POWER IPCT Assessoria e Consultoria Ltda R$59.600 6 01/08/2016 To map the impact of COP 21 on the brazilian Energy Efficiency
18 URBAN MOBILITY Associação de Jovens Engajamundo R$100.000 8 01/08/2016 To engage its network of young people throughout Brazil to define their priorities on urban mobility, climate change and other urban topics, and to carry out advocacy and direct actions to promote debates on municipal elections, as well as the international Habitat III process.
19 URBAN MOBILITY ITDP Brasil – Inst. de Políticas de Transporte e Desenvolvimento R$950.000 12 01/08/2016 To support the Ministry of Cities in the implementation of the national urban mobility policy and the planning, social participation, financing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and projects in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasília, with a specific focus on public transport systems and active transportation. Also, to qualify the debate on urban mobility in the municipal elections, as well as stimulate elected mayors to commit to specific urban mobility indicators, to guide their government program and to be held accountable to the population.
20 URBAN MOBILITY, POWER GREENPEACE Brasil R$250.000 12 11/08/2016 To continue the work developed with Greenpeace to further develop and implement their strategy on low carbon Urban Mobility, as well as supporting the release of the Energy Revolution report.
21 URBAN MOBILITY BICICLETA PARA TODOS R$20.000 3 15/08/2016 To put urban mobility of Sao Paulo among the three most debated issues during the electoral process and make the candidates to commit to active mobility (moving people with their own energy).
22 URBAN MOBILITY Na Boca do Lobo Produções ltda. R$20.000 6 01/09/2016 To enhance communication about the interface of mobility and climate change, by: (a) improving the online platform Climate Journalism; (b)  a contest of articles and media focused on mobility and transport; (c) capacity building of students through lectures at universities and free Webinars with communication professionals and professionals in the area of mobility and climate change.
23 OTHER Sul21 Mídia Eletrônica S/A R$26.000 3 15/09/2016 To disseminate information on the social and environmental impact of the use of coal as source of energy, through a seminar, to be held in Rio Grande do Sul (a state with large production of coal);  online publication of articles, and through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
24 URBAN MOBILITY Associação A Cidade Precisa de Você R$30.000 3 01/10/2016 To strength the Instituto A Cidade Precisa de Você, through the following actions: hiring a consultancy focused on the third sector, mapping of fundraising opportunities and hiring professionals for the administrative and financial areas.
25 OTHER DANIELA CHIARETTI R$6.500 1 01/10/2016 To support for journalistic coverage in international climate negotiations at the COP-22 to be held in Morocco – Marrakech from 07/11/16 to 11/18/16.
26 POWER,
URBAN MOBILITY,
CLIMATE POLICY
IEMA – Inst. Energia e Meio Ambiente R$2.587.000 18 01/10/2016 Umbrella project to increase effectiveness of CSOs’ efforts towards a low carbon economy, including work on: a) the role of the new renewables for a zero carbon power sector up to 2050; b) urban mobility financial flows; c) capacity building of CSOs to address urban mobility in Recife city; and d) update and support the development of a new product at SEEG (System Study Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates) of the Climate Observatory.
27 CLIMATE POLICY Ass. de Jovens ENGAJAMUNDO R$5.537 3 01/11/2016 To increase political pressure on the Brazilian government and in its role in the negotiations for climate justice through youth participation in the negotiations where each young person will monitor the activities of a negotiator.
28 POWER MITSIDI Serviços e Projetos Ltda. R$40.000 4 01/11/2016 To produce a position paper on current situation of low carbon buildings in Brasil. Mapping of low carbon buildings all over the country and stakeholders involved are within the scope. Purpose is to assess iCS possible granting for public policy advocacy and pilot projects.
29 OTHER GIOVANA GIRARDI R$5.000 1 01/11/2016 To support for journalistic coverage in international climate negotiations at the COP-22 to be held in Morocco – Marrakech from 07/11/16 to 11/18/16.
30 POWER,
CLIMATE POLICY
Programa de Planejamento Energético (COPPE-URFJ) R$340.000 6 01/11/2016 To determinate possible Brazilian Energy Sector contribution to a global 2C Scenario (2DS) using a model developed by Prof. Schaeffer from COPPE, at UFRJ. Energy model is coupled to a General Equilibrium Model representing the Brazilian economy´ structure as 2010.
31 CLIMATE POLICY CEBDS – Conselho Empr. Bras. Desenv. Sust. R$296.000 18 01/11/2016 To support the CEBDS Climate Change and Energy Working Group. This WG will address two important issues: best ways for companies to deliver the NDC and how to incorporate a long-term strategic view inside the companies to plan their business in a decarbonized world.
32 CLIMATE POLICY PAINEL – Painel Bras. Mudanças Climáticas R$350.000 12 01/11/2016 To map low-carbon disruptive technologies and analyze its potential impacts on low GHG emissions scenarios for Brazil
33 CLIMATE POLICY FGV – Fund. Getulio Vargas R$200.000 9 01/11/2016 To assess the potential impacts and opportunities of an inexorable global decarbonization process in the long term in three competitive sectors of the Brazilian economy (oil and gas; mines and metallurgy; agriculture). The work will include three policy papers, interviews of relevant stakeholders, analysis of the results and a final workshop to deliver recommendation on how to address the challenge of decarbonization.
34 URBAN MOBILITY Laboratorio de Mobilidade (PROURB-UFRJ) R$350.000 24 01/01/2017 To strengthen the Sustainable Urban Mobility Lab (LabMob) at UFRJ, enabling the institution to continue their studies in active transportation and to perform a leadership role in promoting low carbon urban mobility policy in Brazil.
35 URBAN MOBILITY ASSOCIAÇÃO BIKE ANJO R$350.000 16 01/05/2017 To promote bicycles as a key component of urban mobility planning at the municipal level throughout Brazil. The “Bicycle in the Plans” program’s second phase will promote connections between bicycles and public transportation, climate change and health.
36 URBAN MOBILITY ESCOLA DE ATIVISMO R$301.000 12 01/05/2017 To strengthen civil society institutions in the city of Recife on the field of low-carbon urban mobility that leads to the development of robust low-carbon urban mobility plan and policies.
37 URBAN MOBILITY INSTITUTO NOSSA BH R$300.000 12 01/04/2017 To improve Belo Horizonte’s low carbon urban mobility policy by strengthening its Urban Mobility Observatory (ObsMob-BH). The Observatory will monitor the development and implementation of urban mobility policies within the city and metropolitan region, as well as its connections with climate change policies.
38 URBAN MOBILITY FUNDO SOCIOAMBIENTAL CASA R$180.000 12 01/06/2017 To create a national call for proposals on pedestrian mobility and climate change, strengthening local institutions that fight for a key low-carbon mode of transportation.
39 POWER,
URBAN MOBILITY
INSTITUTO ESCOLHAS R$1.575.000 18 01/04/2017 To strength the public debate about the implementation of Brazil’s National Determined Contribution (NDC), by developing research, outreach and advocacy initiatives with the focus on the possible social and economic impacts of its NDC implementation (impact of the energy efficiency goal, as reducing 10% of power consumption by 2030).
40 POWER ICV – INSTITUTO CENTRO DE VIDA R$320.000 12 01/04/2017 To support capacity building of indigenous people communities and representatives, on issues related to energy planning, renewable sources of energy with special attention to hydroelectricity and To bring together people from different communities at the same site and activities, along the year, to promote their experience´s exchange and the build up of common understanding of hydropower projects.
41 POWER GBC – Green Building Council R$177.000 12 01/01/2017 To write down the first requirements for Zero GHG Emission Buildings in Brazil and, in parallel, to release it on seminars, courses and other outreach activities, directed to contractors, estate developers, construction components industries, to promote a low carbon building´s industry along the next decades.
42 POWER CPI   –  Climate Policy Initiative Brasil R$340.000 12 01/07/2017 To approach energy efficiency at industries, CPI will dentify barriers to energy efficiency and, correspondent public policies to promote energy efficiency at industries.
43 CLIMATE POLICY CBC – CENTRO BRASIL NO CLIMA R$900.000 12 01/05/2017 To implement Brazil´s NDC in a plural and participatory process through the Thematic Chambers of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change, to hold strategic meetings with climate leaders and to prepare the steps to the first cycle of Brazilian NDC revision for 2020 and for a long-term vision of decarbonization.