A series of content has been created due to a grant offered by the Association of Digital Journalism in partnership with iCS. The links for each product and vehicle follow. AJOR (the Association of Digital Journalism) made a call for journalistic content with respect to climate justice in Brazil a few months ago, with support from iCS. The results can now be seen, read and heard in different communication vehicles and platforms. There are reports, videos and podcasts that narrate stories from the periphery, public policies, analyze the National Congress from an environmental and climate point of view, and discuss environmental racism and gender inequality. The links for each product can be found below: Áudio: Portal Catarinas (Florianópolis, SC) https://catarinas.info/portal-catarinas-denuncia-injustica-ambiental-e-climatica-no-podcast-ilha-invisivel/ https://catarinas.info/ilha-invisivel-podcast-conta-historia-dos-impactos-da-construcao-de-rodovia-em-florianopolis/ https://catarinas.info/ilha-invisivel-podcast-conta-historia-dos-impactos-da-construcao-de-rodovia-em-florianopolis/ Vídeo: Congresso em Foco (Brasília, DF) https://congressoemfoco.uol.com.br/area/congresso-nacional/congresso-vai-na-contramao-das-politicas-climaticas/ Texto: Desenrola E Não Me Enrola (São Paulo, SP) https://desenrolaenaomenrola.com.br/raizes-perifericas/morador-cuida-de-horta-comunitaria-que-alimenta-200-familias-na-zona-leste-de-sp/ https://desenrolaenaomenrola.com.br/raizes-perifericas/a-gente-conseguiu-as-obras-lider-comunitaria-relata-como-enfrentou-deslizamentos-de-terras-nas-favelas-do-butanta/ https://desenrolaenaomenrola.com.br/raizes-perifericas/enfermeira-narra-a-luta-de-mulheres-pelo-direito-ao-saneamento-basico-na-zona-sul-de-sp/ https://desenrolaenaomenrola.com.br/raizes-perifericas/eles-foram-soterrando-nascentes-educadora-ambiental-passou-mais-de-20-anos-lutando-contra-poluicao-de-rios-nas-periferias-do-pe-da-serra-da-cantareira/ Porvir (São Paulo, SP) https://porvir.org/diante-da-crise-climatica-dialogo-entre-geracoes-mostra-por-que-o-tema-deve-estar-na-escola/ Mídia Caeté (Maceió, AL) https://midiacaete.com.br/fora-da-rota/ Nonada (Porto Alegre, RS) https://www.nonada.com.br/2023/09/mulheres-do-cerrado-contra-a-queda-do-ceu/ EcoNordeste (Fortaleza, CE) [...]
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An event brings together representatives from different states, civil society and government who define proposals to tackle malnutrition and to guarantee human rights Democratizing the discussion about how climate change needs to be integrated into the agenda of Food and Nutritional Security and the Human Right to Adequate Nutrition. This was the main objective of the Free Conference about Food Security and Climate Change, which took place on October 20, organized by the Observatory of Food and Nutritional Security Policies at the University of Brasília (OPSAN/UnB), the Institute of Socioeconomic Studies (Inesc), the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS), and the Ministry of Development and Social Assistance, Family and Fight Against Hunger (MDS). Tatiana Oliveira, with a PhD in political science and a political advisor at Inesc, highlighted the importance of agriculture in the political debate about Food and Nutritional Security. At the conclusion, three referral proposals received the most [...]
Women’s March and the Marco Temporal [Time Frame Limit] mobilize indigenous peoples across the country September was marked by the mobilization of indigenous peoples. With approximately eight thousand participants, the Women’s March, with different ethnicities from across the country, occupied Brasília, calling for an end to violence against indigenous women and to claim their rightful place in society. The fight for rights also united women in another demonstration, this time during the voting for the Marco Temporal, by the Federal Supreme Court (STF). The indigenous people fought against the thesis of the Marco Temporal, which was that a territory can only be considered as an Indigenous Land from a pre-established date (which is a concept considered to be unconstitutional, because the indigenous peoples are the original people of Brazil). There were also mobilizations in other parts of the country, such as Roraima. In the end, the thesis was overturned in [...]
A study carried out by the Socioenvironmental Platform of the BRICS Policy Center, in partnership with the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, analyzes the climate ambition of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa “How big is the climate ambition of the BRICS countries?” is the name of the winning paper of the 2nd Runner Up Master Category for Climate Emergency and Challenges for BRICS Countries Subtheme, which took place at the 2nd BRICS Postgraduate Forum. Five studies were carried out, with one for each country in the bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South AfricaThese included analyses of the profile of the national emissions and the NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions), the positionings expressed in the negotiations of UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), the main climate policies and initiatives in different areas, and the greatest domestic challenges that act as barriers to the increase of [...]
The World Economic Forum highlights the Climate and Development Initiative in tackling climate change
The Climate and Development Initiative, created by the Talanoa Institute in partnership with the Climate Center of COPPE-UFRJ, and with support from iCS, is cited as a case study for combating climate change In 2021, the Talanoa Institute joined the Climate Center of COPPE-UFRJ to launch the Initiative “Climate and Development: Visions for Brazil 2030,” which proposed to start a dialogue about ways to increase Brazil's efforts within the scope of the Paris Agreement. At the same time, the document seeks to strengthen the position of the country in a new economic reality, with a development strategy that is compatible with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. The initiative has been cited as a case study in the publication “Finding Pathways, Financing Innovation: Tackling the Brazilian Transition Challenge,” by the World Economic Forum, which addresses Brazil's potential to affect the global fight against [...]
The Brazilian organization, an iCS grantee, was one of those awarded by the World Economic Forum with a conservation project for the Amazon and the generation of income through the creation of stingless bees The World Economic Forum selected the Peabiru Institute, an iCS grantee, as one of the initiatives that will participate in their community of innovators. Those selected came from the competition “Trillion Trees: Forest Communities and Value Chains Challenge.” The project that competed for the award was a work of over 15 years with the creation of stingless bees as a social technology aimed at the conservation and protection of the Amazon and its biodiversity. There is also the logic of income generation for the traditional and quilombola communities. Learn about all the winners. The project in one of the locations in the Brazilian Amazon. Credit: Disclosure Peabiru Institute
A movement organized by the Comuá Network was supported by partners and filled September with significant content, meetings and events about community philanthropy In September, the Comuá Network held the Month of Philanthropy that Transforms, which is a movement that offers visibility to community philanthropy and socioenvironmental justice, with debates and the production/sharing of knowledge. Here are some of the figures that proved the success of the initiative: [39 in-person and/or virtual activities 177 hours of transforming content for Brazilian philanthropy + 200 materials produced and/or shared amongst us] One of the most important products generated was the publication “Philanthropy That Transforms.” It presents a mapping of independent donor organizations for civil society in the areas of socioenvironmental justice and community development in the country. It is possible to discover in its content where the donations go, the sources of resources and the relationships with the funders, information about communication [...]
A technical note developed by the Clean Energy Coalition shows that the operation of thermal power plants set forth in the privatization law of Eletrobras can emit up to 20 million tons of GHG per year The Clean Energy Coalition has warned that: the operation of the “jabuti” thermal plants, set forth in the privatization law of Eletrobras (Law 14182), will be responsible for the emission of more than 300 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2e), or 20 Mt CO2e per year. To find out whether this is a lot or a little, the Coalition made a comparison in its technical note published in September: “in 2019, the entire Brazilian electricity generation sector emitted 53 Mt CO2e, i.e., the “jabuti” thermal power plants, on their own, have a potential to represent almost 40% of the entire annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of all the Brazilian electricity sector. If [...]
Representatives from the sector, such as Agora Energiewende, the government and the Institute E+, debated the industrial transition in Brazil over three days The team of the E+ Institute received a visit from Frank Peter, who is the director of the Industry Program of Agora Energiewende, for a three-day debate about cooperation alternatives between the global North and South in the area of energy transition, which is one of the areas of activity of iCS. In a meeting with Rodrigo Rollemberg, the secretary of the Green Economy, Decarbonization and Bioindustry at the Ministry of Development, Industry, Commerce and Services (MDIC), the possibility of the formation of negotiation clubs in the context of international cooperation was addressed. They can become environments for agreements for green industrial products between Brazilian and foreign companies. Other negotiations included, for example, the attraction of new productive investments to the country through conversations with experts from [...]
A photovoltaic solar energy system is installed in Duque de Caxias with the help of the Association of Women of Attitude and Commitment (AMAC) and an initiative by ComCat The Association of Women of Attitude and Commitment (AMAC) is now a reference in sustainable practices. The entity, which has been fighting for women's rights and against domestic violence for 11 years, welcomed the press, community leaders and allies from the Sustainable Favela Network (RFS, coordinated by ComCat, which is responsible for the initiative in partnership with AMAC) to the launch of a photovoltaic solar energy system installed in the community of Dique da Vila Alzira, in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro. "Society imposes a barrier on us that does not exist. When I saw the possibility of bringing solar energy to my area, Baixada Fluminense, where everything is so much more difficult for us, and at the same time [...]