The 2015 data on tree cover loss has been added to Global Forest Watch. Here's what we learned.
An uptick in deforestation and other derailments have climate watchers concerned about Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions. But leadership from states, grassroots and civil society suggest the ship will be righted.
Amid corruption scandals, Brazil appears to be backsliding on commitments to secure indigenous land tenure.
Amplifying vulnerable communities’ voices in adaptation decision-making to advance effective, equitable and resilient urban development
As one of the world's largest emitters and a growing economy, Brazil has the potential to act as a global leader for nations transitioning to low-carbon economies. Such leadership must be viewed beyond geopolitical status; it is a strategy that will reward countries with social, economic and environmental gains.
Transit-oriented development (TOD)—a planning strategy focused on building compact, mixed-use neighborhoods with access to high-quality public transport and mobility options—is key to sustainable urbanization. However, TOD can be exclusive in its design and implementation, leading to the...
Grappling with Brazil's longest recession since the 1930s, government officials are under enormous pressure to combat rising unemployment, address corruption and control inflation. Yet two recent bills designed to solve the problem are misguided attempts that could degrade the environment, diminish human rights and hurt the economy.
The Open Government Partnership's Subnational Government Pilot Program supports 15 pioneer local governments as they implement plans to strengthen transparency, access to open data, public engagement and accountability systems.