The first indigenous woman to advise the president of the TSE is participating, with lawyers from other villages, in a training laboratory, promoted by iCS
In an election year, the news reports have an almost omnipresent name: the Superior Electoral Court (TSE). What few people know is that, among its staff, there is the first indigenous woman to advise the president of the court. Samara Pataxó, of the Pataxó People of Bahia, from the Aldeia Coroa Vermelha, has many stories to tell, but one of them shines a different light. “I am very proud to say that I studied at the indigenous school of my village. This is very important because we not only learned to read and write, but we also received an upbringing to grow up engaged in the fight, to understand that we need to fight for our rights, to maintain our culture, and to have the certainty that I could go to university.”
The torrential rains that ravaged the northeast of Brazil in recent weeks have left more than a hundred dead. A common factor among almost all of those who lost their lives, the color of the skin: black. There is no doubt that tackling climate change will only be effective if it is carried out with racial and gender justice.
The National Policy for Air Quality, which is in progress in Congress, is one of the incidences of iCS grantees in the fight for the well-being of Brazilians. Another example is the installation of a climate and air monitoring station in a community in São Paulo. In the 1970s, the strike at a cement factory in São Paulo extrapolated the debate for better wage and working conditions for the workers. The women of the [...]
Matheus Villa, who lives at Morro da Babilônia (Leme, Rio de Janeiro), has seen his life change after a professional training in the installation of photovoltaic panels. Soon after the course, held in 2021, he installed 420 solar panels at a plant in Rio de Janeiro and he has also worked on projects in São Paulo. “I used to work with tourism but I am now focused on sustainable energy, because there is a large and growing demand and very little skilled labor. Furthermore, I am learning other skills with the NGO, as a building electrician, which I am just about to complete.”
The agriculture and land use sector is responsible for one-third of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is also the primary source of livelihood for many of the 3.4 billion people around the world who live in rural areas. As such, there is an imperative for a just and equitable transition for the sector that enhances resilient livelihoods, creates jobs in the rural economy, and encourages sustainable food production.
In a new report, we share our learnings from three projects in Brazil, India, and South Africa. These case studies offer insights into the experiences of project development and implementation in these three regions and explore the challenges, successes, and learnings from local, on-the-ground interventions and how they might inform work in other regions. iCS is part of this process.
The Executive Director of iCS, Maria Netto, and Sergio Suchodolskoi, both senior fellows at CEBRI (Brazilian Center for International Relations), present the white paper “Public Development Banks and Philanthropies: No Longer Strangers”, which deals with combining public, private and philanthropic resources for climate action.
Maria Netto and Sergio Suchodolski are the principal authors of the paper, which also had contributions from Javier Moritán, from the Group of Foundations and Companies (GDFE), Juan Lozano, from Innpactia, Renata Piazzon, from the Arapyau Institute, and Maria Carolina Suarez Visbal, from Latimpacto.
Our idea with this booklet is to share with you our purposes and the different paths of this joint journey towards a more socially just and zero carbon Brazil.
It is a challenging, constant and deeply rewarding work. We celebrate each advance towards the goals of our climate agenda, observing the various contributions of our partners in many of them. We act with focus, determination, organization and responsibility to expand the achievements.
Here, you will learn in general terms and in detail about what we are, what we seek to be and how we are aiming
to follow this path. Thank you for being with us.
Nossa ideia com esta cartilha é compartilhar com vocês nossos propósitos e as diferentes trilhas desta jornada conjunta rumo a um Brasil mais justo socialmente e carbono zero. É um trabalho desafiador, constante e profundamente recompensador. Comemoramos cada avanço em direção às metas de nossa agenda climática, percebendo em muitos deles as várias contribuições de nossos parceiros. Atuamos com foco, determinação, organização e responsabilidade para ampliar as conquistas.
Strengthen the watchdog capacity of civil society in relation to the commitments made at the national and subnational level and by the private sector that contribute to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Strengthen the climate policy of Brazil, especially by updating and strengthening the PNMC and revisiting its governance in the light of the Paris Agreement, ensuring the participation of the different actors and that the concepts of social justice, equity and climate racism are taken into consideration.
Ensure the incorporation of the full extent of the climate risks and impacts in the credit pricing, investment decisions and insurance coverage, through the use of regulatory and financial instruments and the incorporation of the climate agenda in the concept of fiduciary duty of the economic agents.
Stimulate the direction of public and private investments towards an infrastructure that is aligned with the transition to a low carbon economy through the advance of regulations and the promotion of access to “green” lines of credit.
Area 3 – Agents of change for climate action
Agents of change who must play a leading role in the just transition to a low carbon economy.
Strengthen the mobilization and the civic engagement in relation to climate change in the electoral processes, by raising the awareness of the electorate and the promotion of the communication capacity of the Amazonian organizations.
Engage the urban population of the Amazon in the defense of the social and environmental integrity in the cities of the Amazon and contribute to the advancement of the climate agenda, with the strengthened local civil society to play a leading role in the changes.
Promote the leadership of the Afro-descendant population in the climate debate and their fair participation in the decision-making processes, allowing them to promote solutions that are compatible with their security and rights and appropriate intersectoral climate actions and policies.
Strengthen the competitiveness of the renewable sources through the reform of the electric sector and promote the preparation of the regional development plans in the Northeast, guaranteeing the universal access to safe and accessible energy to everybody.
Promote the transition of the strategic industrial sectors to comply with a low carbon economic structure, considering the opportunities offered by energy efficiency, electrification, low carbon fuels such as biomethane and green hydrogen, as well as possible disruptive technologies.
Strengthen the implementation of the Forest Code by the strengthening of the command and control mechanisms, the consolidation and improvement of regulations, the support/promotion of technical assistance and economic incentives.
Strengthen the bioeconomy as a promoter of local and regional development, preserving the environmental integrity, increasing the leading role of the traditional populations and promoting their greater insertion in the national GDP and in our R&D&I policy.
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