The Urban Legal Amazon project launched in March its second study, which was specific to the city of Macapá, the capital of Amapá. In the paper, the socio-spatial analyses regarding climate change in the urban spaces of the Legal Amazon are at the service of the “processes of revision or preparation of urban master plans – in the face of the inequalities experienced by the populations in gender, racial and ethnic diversity – and social, economic and environmental differences.”

There are ethnic-racial inequalities in the access to sewage systems. As in other parts of the Amazon region, indigenous women have a lower proportion of access to the general sewage network. Next are black and mixed race women. The study concludes that the master plan will need a comprehensive revision in order to reduce the inequalities, with the intention of updating attention to policies that confront the climate crisis due to the situation of vulnerability in which the population of Macapá lives, as well as the access to electric energy. The public health system that is collapsing with the pandemic is another urgent problem that has to be resolved.

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