The conclusion is in Caderno Iyaleta Vol. 04 “Impacts of Climate Change on the Unequal Urbanization of Porto Velho (Rondônia),” which warns about the planning and execution of adaptation actions

The Caderno Iyaleta Vol. 04 “Impacts of Climate Change on the Unequal Urbanization of Porto Velho (Rondônia)” analyzes how the master plan approved by the municipality contributes to deepening of the racial, ethnic and gender inequalities. The coordinators of the research, Andrêa Ferreira, Emanuelle Góes and Diosmar Filho, recall that the climate impacts already exist in the city. “The capital of the state of Rondônia is already under the impact of surface heating, due to segregation and the crimes of the deforestation of the Amazon forest, which places the majority of the population on unequal terms due to conditions of health, sanitation and water supply, in the distribution of income and labor, housing conditions, atmospheric pollution and in access to occupied land,” they conclude.

The work identifies black and indigenous women from Porto Velho as those who are most impacted by climate change, warning about the need for the state and municipal public institutions to plan and execute adaptation actions that have as a reference the changes in daily precipitation, the surface heating of the territory, (legal and illegal) deforestation, fires and the high rate of human vulnerability, among others.

The socio-spatial analysis is the eighth study by the Research Association and is part of the Urban Legal Amazon Project – Socio-spatial Analyses of Climate Change, carried out by the Iyaleta researchers in partnership with the Instituto Mídia Etnica (IME) and with institutional support from iCS. More information available here.

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