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Bridging the Gap Between Energy and Climate Policies in Brazil

Policy Options to Reduce Energy-Related GHG Emissions

This report reviews a range of modelling scenarios for future GHG emissions, identifies opportunities and recommends lines of action to harmonize energy policy objectives with climate goals that meet the needs for a limited global carbon budget.

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The world is losing the window of opportunity to solve the climate crisis. To have a reasonable chance of limiting global warming to 2°C and avoid its most dramatic effects, we need to limit all carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) to one trillion metric tons.

Editor's Note: This blog post is available in English.


O mundo está perdendo a janela de oportunidade para resolver a crise do clima. Para ter uma chance razoável de deter o aquecimento global em 2ºC e evitar seus efeitos mais dramáticos, precisamos limitar todas as emissões de gás carbônico (CO2) a um trilhão de toneladas.

No ritmo atual, o "espaço seguro" de carbono para limitar o aquecimento global será ultrapassado em menos de 30 anos. Para atingir a meta de 2ºC será necessária uma...

WRI Brasil

Brazil is emerging as a global market and sustainability leader. It boasts some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, a wealth of natural resources, and a diverse and robust economy.

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Sete anos atrás, a Polícia Ambiental do Estado de São Paulo iniciou um plano para combater o comércio ilegal de madeira por meio de melhorias na fiscalização. Em 2011, durante uma de suas mais ambiciosas operações de fiscalização, agentes da Polícia Ambiental inspecionaram quase 350 caminhões e mais de 60 serrarias em apenas dois dias. Descobrindo diversas infrações, os agentes emitiram 50 autuações e aplicaram um total de R$2,2 milhões (US$ 1,4 milhões) em multas.

WASHINGTON (JUNE 30, 2015)– Earlier today, Presidents Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff committed to intensify collaboration between their two countries and work together to secure an ambitious climate agreement in Paris. Brazil committed to restore and reforest 12 million hectares of forests by 2030, increase the share of renewables in its energy mix of 28-33% by 2030, and improve low-carbon agricultural and grazing land practices among other measures.

Nobel Laureate Carlos Nobre is one of Brazil’s top climate scientists and member of the Brazilian Academy of Science. He is a founding member of WRI Brasil and served until recently on its Board of Directors. In this post, he explains the Earth League's "Earth Declaration."

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