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Investment in social philanthropy

This was the highlight of the conversation between Ana Toni, of iCS, and Giovanni Harvey, of the Baobá Fund, in a live broadcast by Valor Ana Toni, executive director of the Institute for Climate and Society, participated in a live broadcast by Valor, on the origin of the funds of social organizations. A new trend can boost the culture of donations in the country – in addition to financial resources, the grantees can start to provide autonomy and confidence to organizations, investing in the causes they defend. “Brazil has several peculiarities, and what most differentiates Brazilian philanthropy from international philanthropy is the lack of incentive for Brazilian philanthropists. In Europe and the United States, there is tax exemption for the individual or company involved in philanthropy. In Brazil, apart from a few tax exemptions for sport and culture, for example, individual funders have to pay between 4% and 8% more [...]

Investment in social philanthropy2022-08-12T14:15:01+00:00

Geography of Hunger, 75 years later: new and old dilemmas

The book “From hunger to hunger: Dialogues with Josué de Castro” is launched at the Faculty of Public Health at USP. Today, 33 million people go hungry in Brazil In Brazil today, the scenario is staggering: 33 million people are experiencing hunger, while more than half of the population faces some type of food insecurity. Meanwhile, agribusiness is breaking records for crops that do not improve the scenario, and also result in deforestation and fires, land conflicts, attacks on native peoples and traditional communities and contamination by pesticides, among other diverse impacts. In order to help build a multidimensional narrative on the subject, the Cátedra Josué de Castro of Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems at USP started from the work “Geography of Hunger” by Josué de Castro (which completed 75 years in 2021), and organized a process of reflection. Among the activities is the production of a book entitled “From [...]

Geography of Hunger, 75 years later: new and old dilemmas2022-08-12T14:12:26+00:00

The Amazon: and what has this got to do with me?

An immersive and sensorial exhibition on display in Rio de Janeiro shows how the Amazon is important for any person living in Brazil and the rest of the world, independent of their geographic location The artistic and cultural exhibition “Amazon: and what has this got to do with me?” is on display at the Shopping Nova Iguaçu, in Rio de Janeiro. It was designed by Na Boca do Lobo and portrays the benefits of the standing Amazon for Brazilian cities and the rest of the world, and the impact of deforestation on everybody. With entertaining, interactive and immersive spaces, the visitors can walk through the forest with virtual reality headsets, have access to content on signposts and touch screens, play with the local fauna on a magnetized panel and walk through a house of the future that is potentially affected by water, energy, climate and food security due to the [...]

The Amazon: and what has this got to do with me?2022-08-12T14:10:04+00:00

FOSPA brings together nine countries in the fight for the Amazon

With about five thousand participants, the event discussed climate change, the protection of the forest and its people. The Pan-Amazonian Declaration of Belém is announced The 10th Pan-Amazonian Social Forum (FOSPA) met in Belém (PA) with around 5,000 participants of different genders, ages and ethnicities. On the first day, a march of small farmers, traditional peoples and communities, as well as urban movements, marked the participants from nine countries who reflected on the enormous challenge of unifying forces in the struggle for life in war territories. FOSPA was also the stage for the first face-to-face meeting of the Legal Network of the Amazon, which proposes the strengthening of non-profit organizations and entities based or operating in the Legal Amazon for environmental, climate and territorial defense. In all, more than 30 entities, including the office of the public defender and the prosecution office participated in the chat, which included the sharing [...]

FOSPA brings together nine countries in the fight for the Amazon2022-08-12T14:06:45+00:00

Quilombola family farming gains a national perspective

In an online event led by CONAQ and ECAM, the subject was discussed with organizations that work with quilombola communities and encourage productive practices in these locations The Quilombola Family Farming Initiative (AFQ), led by CONAQ and ECAM, held its first national online event with organizations that work with quilombola communities and encourage productive practices in these locations. Beforehand, there had already been the delivery of the data in all of the states involved in the actions, such as Amapá, Bahia, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Maranhão, Tocantins and Quilombo Mesquita (GO). On July 25, the products made in the Macro Situational Diagnosis of Quilombola Family Farming  were presented and discussed. It is hoped that there may now be an inter-institutional network to strengthen the AFQ, with the intention of promoting quilombola visibility in the agenda of food security and income generation, as explained by Meline Machado, coordinator of [...]

Quilombola family farming gains a national perspective2022-08-12T14:03:53+00:00

LUPPA publishes a notice for the training of municipal agents

The program, coordinated by the Comida do Amanhã Institute, aims to stimulate sustainable public policies of food security in the cities. The Comida do Amanhã [Food of Tomorrow] Institute published a notice to invite municipalities interested in participating in the second edition of LUPPA, which is a program for the training of municipal agents for sustainable policies of food security. Cities have until August 17 to register and participate in the next laboratory. In addition to the laboratory, those selected will have access to: content regarding the aspects of the local food systems; sharing of experiences, information and tools with other cities; participation in seminars, training and a mutual support network between the cities; specific selection to receive technical cooperation with mentor cities; and, mainly, to benefit from solid support to develop or improve the Municipal Public Policy of Food and Nutritional Security. “One of the main challenges, mainly for [...]

LUPPA publishes a notice for the training of municipal agents2022-08-12T14:00:57+00:00

Guide has best practices for fair trade in agroecological foods

Project led by the Instituto Fronteiras do Desenvolvimento and Instituto Regenera, with support from iCS, aims to encourage key actors to promote more virtuous, regenerative and resilient local chains Local, healthy and sustainable agricultural products are almost a rarity in the Amazonian capitals. This happens both due to logistical and trading limitations, as well as cultural factors that stigmatize local production and/or that coming from the standing forest. How can this issue be resolved? The Instituto Fronteiras do Desenvolvimento and the Instituto Regenera, with support from iCS and in conjunction with local initiatives, seek precisely to find more favorable conditions for the implementation of solutions for the fair and transparent trade of the agricultural products of the region. The first city to be a focus of the study is Belém (PA), and one of the practical results of the work was published in July: the guide “Best Practices for the [...]

Guide has best practices for fair trade in agroecological foods2022-08-12T14:01:36+00:00

First bidding process of the Digital Ticketing System between the capitals of the country takes place in Rio de Janeiro

The city is a pioneer in the system that is successful in other countries and allows the municipality to have control over the tax collection and other important data for the improvement of transport Two companies and two consortia submitted proposals in the bidding processes for the Digital Ticketing System of Rio de Janeiro. The highest bidder was the Consórcio Bilhete Digital (formed by RFC Rastreamento de Frotas Ltda and Auto Tijuca Participações Ltda), with an offer of R$ 110 million for the concession. If approved in the technical analyses, the Consórcio will be responsible for an unprecedented model in national capitals, although one that has been adopted in several countries: the municipality will have the control over the tax collection and the monitoring of passenger demand on all the lines, allowing greater financial transparency, planning with reliable data and an improvement in the transport services, including potential electrification. Find [...]

First bidding process of the Digital Ticketing System between the capitals of the country takes place in Rio de Janeiro2022-08-12T14:16:43+00:00

Legal battle against the thermoelectric power plants in the Sepetiba Bay

The State Court of Rio de Janeiro has accepted a request from the Arayara Institute and halted the construction of four floating thermoelectric power plants in the port zone of the region.  The State Court of Rio de Janeiro has ordered the immediate suspension of four floating thermoelectric power plants from the Turkish company Karpowership that would have been installed in the port zone of ​​Sepetiba Bay (RJ), in a decision that happened after a notification from Arayara in Defense of Life questioned the exemption from the EIA-RIMA by the INEA (State Institute for the Environment). Despite the licensing having been interrupted by a court decision, the construction of the towers, explains Arayara, including at sea, is continuing at full speed, directly impacting artisanal fishing, animals and vegetation. Nicole Figueiredo de Oliveira, a director of Arayara, denounces “that the implementation of the complex of the thermoelectric power plants is a [...]

Legal battle against the thermoelectric power plants in the Sepetiba Bay2022-08-12T13:49:20+00:00

Iema launches recommendations for the expansion of the monitoring of the air quality in Brazil

In a document, the Institute analyzes the states of the Federation and finds many of them in adverse situations in relation to the ability to carry out the monitoring The Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEMA) has launched the document entitled “Recommendations for the expansion and continuity of monitoring networks of the air quality in Brazil.” The material seeks to contribute to the overcoming of the main difficulties of the monitoring and is the result of the observations of IEMA in the process of preparation and maintenance of the Air Quality Platform. Brazil has an insufficient monitoring network and the states, which are the most responsible for the management of the air quality according to the Brazilian legislation, find themselves in different situations in relation to their ability to carry out the monitoring. Many localities with more than one million inhabitants, including capitals, do not know the quality of [...]

Iema launches recommendations for the expansion of the monitoring of the air quality in Brazil2022-08-12T13:46:23+00:00
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