In 2022, there was a significant coordination and catalysis of actions to reduce GHG emissions, with 92 outcomes of advances in the climate agenda or the prevention of setbacks
iCS published the 2022 Annual Report at the beginning of July, portraying a year of intense work in the proactive and reactive climate change agenda. During this period, the work of the Institute and its partners was expanded, with a profound coordination and catalysis of actions in favor of the reduction of GHG emissions. The advances in the climate agenda or the prevention of setbacks were identified in 92 outcomes, most of them related to the adoption or intensification of commitments or policies that lead to greater climate ambition. The number of grants also increased, reaching 192 grants divided among the seven portfolios.
Among the examples of achievements that you can learn about in the Report are: the partnership between the Energy and Climate and Law portfolios, in which the pressure from partners contributed to avoiding the greater use of fossil fuels, by preventing the installation of coal or gas thermoelectric power plants and also the grant of licenses for coal mines. In encouraging good practices, the combined actions between Energy and Climate Policy encouraged the adoption of energy efficiency practices, with the approval of the Kigali Amendment by the Senate. Partners from the Land Use and Food Systems and Low Carbon Economy portfolios also contributed to more investments being made in the Bioeconomy and in the maintenance of the Standing Forest. The Brazil Climate Action Hub, in its third edition, ended the year consolidating the leading role and contribution of civil society to the theme, with 52 events and 158 entities involved in this space.
Together with its partners, iCS mobilized and engaged different stakeholders in the climate agenda, investing in the increase of the plurality of views by understanding that the diversity of perspectives is essential for the advancement of the climate agenda in Brazil. In the report, we also highlighted the priority lines of activities of iCS. In addition to mobilization for the just energy transition, you will find coordinated actions with different partners from the Communication & Engagement portfolio that collaborated in order to increase the public perception of the importance of the Amazon last year. There is also a retrospective of the seven years of iCS, which was completed in 2022.
We celebrate the leading role of society, in its most diverse forms: associations of traditional peoples, think tanks that produce knowledge, watchdogs that monitor the actions of governments or companies, activist groups or those dedicated to campaigns that publicize themes, class entities and academia, among others. For this wide range of social actors, 2022 was a year in which representatives from social movements and organizations proactively and assertively expanded their places in the formulation and construction of the Brazilian climate agenda.
The iCS 2022 Report demonstrates the strength of coordination of society, the evolution of the maturity of the debate in Brazil and the sense of urgency about tackling climate change.
Read the full report here