The goal of the four work plans is to increase the leading role of Brazil in the global climate agenda

The Climate and Society Institute (iCS) has published, on its website, the work plans of its four programmatic areas that combine strategies to boost a greater Brazilian ambition in the climate agenda:

  • Transition in land use, food systems and socio-bioeconomy;
  • Energy, industrial and transport transition;
  • Agents of change for climate action;
  • Climate policy and institutional framework.

They are fundamental so that partners, grantees and future grantees understand the work of iCS and the focus for the support to projects, organizations and academic spaces.

The area of the Transition in Land Use and Food Systems has three priority approaches: socio-bioeconomy, with a focus on income, competitiveness, incentives and development based on the restoration and economy of the standing forest; agriculture and food systems, based on regenerative practices, adaptation, resilience, just transition, traceability and economic incentives; and land use emissions, which focuses on the regulatory framework, allocation of public lands, protected areas, fires and artificial intelligence.

The area of Energy, Industrial and Transport Transition, in turn, focuses on the decarbonization of the energy sector, with the attraction of new economic activities based on clean energy. Furthermore, this area seeks the transition in the oil sector in Brazil and, in industry, to encourage the creation of public policies that incorporate circularity, efficiency and productivity, with the maximization of the benefits in employment and income.

The area of Agents of Change for Climate Action prioritizes the engagement of different actors: indigenous peoples, quilombolas, family farmers and private agents, such as the financial sector, agribusiness and representatives from industry, corporate players and small and medium-sized companies. This strategy focuses on the expansion of voices in the national and international debate about topics related to the climate issue in order to mobilize public opinion regarding the subject.

The area of climate policy and institutional framework seeks to support measures to strengthen climate policies and promote higher ambitions. This area also pays attention to subnational politics, the Carbon Market and international politics. This is the area where the climate finances are present. Providing support to the G20 Working Group regarding this subject, the idea is to improve the debate and to encourage the leading role of Brazil in the discussions about international climate finance.

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