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WRI opened its Brazil office in 2013. We work with leaders in business, government, and civil society on issues surrounding cities and transport, climate change, finance, and sustainable landscapes. Learn more about our work in Brazil. Visit the WRI Brasil website.

Climate Benefits, Tenure Costs

The Economic Case For Securing Indigenous Land Rights in the Amazon

A new report offers evidence that the modest investments needed to secure land rights for indigenous communities will generate billions in returns—economically, socially and environmentally—for local communities and the world’s changing climate. The report, Climate Benefits, Tenure Costs:...

Why Invest in Indigenous Lands?

Tenure-secure indigenous and other community forestlands are often linked to low deforestation rates, significant forest cover, and the sustainable production of timber and other forest products. New WRI research shows that securing indigenous forestland is also a low-cost, high-benefit investment and therefore makes good economic sense.

Now that the Olympic torch has been extinguished after the 2016 Summer Games, a question that faces every Olympic host city now can be posed to Rio de Janeiro: was it worth it for its residents? While some overall long-term benefits may be in doubt, the answer is definitely yes when it comes to public transport.

Laura Azeredo

Urban Development Analyst, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities

Laura works at WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities as an Urban Development Analyst engaged with Brazil's Urban Development team in all of our projects, most of all supporting Brazilian cities on transit...

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