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iCS’ Newsletter: October/2017
Highlight
In the mobility month, iCS grantees conduct a series of activities dealing with bicycles, walkability and public transportation IDEC, Cidade Ativa, Ciclocidade, Corrida Amiga and Cidade dos Sonhos were some of the organizations that promoted events, films, news coverage and campaigns in September
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Inside iCS
GIFE creates a discussion group, with the participation of iCS, to assist in the implementation of the project “Economic Sustainability of Civil Society Organizations (OCS)” The initiative aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of civil society with the production of knowledge and regulatory and normative changes
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Ana Toni takes part in the Displaced Lives Seminar on climate change and human migration at Museu do Amanhã The meeting is the second of five events in the series “Strategic Dialogues on Climate Change”, an initiative of the United Nations System in Brazil
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Discussion rounds organized by GIFE address the tax ITCMD, charged on donations The need for a regulatory environment to broaden the culture of philanthropy and donation was highlighted
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With the support of iCS, the event “Faith in Climate – Religious Communities and Climate Change” discussed religion and climate at Museu do Amanhã Among the invited experts were Sergio Besserman (Instituto Jardim Botânico), Raquel Biderman (WRI) and Adriana Ramos (ISA)
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iCS participates in the Regional Latin American WINGS meeting The event brought together philanthropic leaders from throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States to share knowledge and achieve a joint vision of collaboration among organizations
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Oak Foundation brings together, in Geneva, iCS and peer institutions from around the world The goal of the meeting was to promote the exchange of experiences between 'regranting foundations', mainly techniques and methods of action
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iCS interviews Délcio Rodrigues, the head of GSCC in Brazil As part of the discussion, Délcio evaluated the importance of communication to the climate cause and the role played by iCS in financing media projects
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Climate Change Policy and Economics
Meeting on governance of national politics takes place at the WWF headquarters in Brasilia, involving governmental entities During the meeting, the results of the study "How is the national policy of climate change governed in Brazil today? - Diagnosis of the design and evolution of PNMC governance arrangements” were presented
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Power
Rede de Barragens Amazônicas (Amazon Dams Network) meets with EPE to discuss the regulation of ILO Convention 169 The goal is to create rules for the development of infrastructure projects focused on electricity generation in indigenous lands
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Study launched by Instituto Escolhas presents the impact of bringing the emissions of the power sector in Brazil to zero The low impact on GDP and the national family income, as well as the importance of reducing overall emissions from the energy sector were among the findings
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Luis Augusto Barroso, chairman of EPE, is the first guest of #ConversaiCS The first live broadcast made from the iCS' office was held on September 18, with a discussion on electric power. The broadcast is available on Youtube
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Urban Mobility
The book Cidades de Pedestres – A Caminhabilidade no Brasil e no Mundo (City of Pedestrians – Walkability in Brazil and in the World) is launched in RJ and SP Work by Clarisse Cunha Linke, of the ITDP, and Victor Andrade, of LABMOB, presents case studies from cities such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Copenhagen and New York
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A street in São Paulo gains the status of Complete Street with changes that benefit pedestrians
This is the first street to receive this treatment in the National Network for Low Carbon Mobility, a project supported by iCS that will pursue this concept in eleven cities
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What’s Happening in Brazil
Gisele Bündchen launches the Believe.Earth Movement during the opening of Rock in Rio The initiative is global and its mission is to help society to once again believe in a better, prosperous and sustainable future
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Grants Approved in September
CBCS - Conselho Brasileiro de Construção Sustentável | R$ 350.000 To promote smart buildings (i.e. energy efficiency, water conservation and active mobility) in public buildings/facilities
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ITDP -  Instituto de Políticas de Transporte e Desenvolvimento | R$ 999.000
To promote low carbon and accessible urban mobility systems by building technical capacity in public and civil society actors.
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IDEC - Instituto de Defesa do Consumidor | R$ 900.000
To promote urban mobility and power sector policies in Brazil, focusing on consumers’ perspectives of a low-carbon transition.
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IEMA – Instituto de Energia e Meio Ambiente | R$ 1.200.000
To assess the potential role of bioelectricity at the Brazilian generation matrix, for a scenario of Zero Carbon Power Sector up to 2050.
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Associação de Jovens ENGAJAMUNDO | R$ 350.000
To engage Brazilian youth in social change. Provide open spaces for learning and knowledge sharing, build awareness on climate change and associated themes like water and renewable energy.
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IDESAM - Instituto de Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Amazônia | R$ 146.000
To influence the Brazilian position on the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) by:  a) producing an analysis of emissions, potential benefits...
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Highlights
In the mobility month, iCS grantees conduct a series of activities dealing with bicycles, walkability and public transportation

September was mobility month, and several iCS grantees seized the opportunity to discuss and mobilize the population about the importance of walkability and human-powered transportation.

On September 22, the Car-Free Day, Cidade Ativa announced the Warning by Cidade Ativa campaign (a reference to the campaign against smoking), which highlights the health problems caused by automobiles. The campaign involved a series of creative stickers covering four themes: pollution, sedentary lifestyle, stress and collision injuries.

On the same date, SPTV, the Globo network news program, followed a pedestrian through the streets and sidewalks of São Paulo, showing the importance of a city designed for walkability, and the current challenges faced by the population of the largest metropolis in Brazil. Renato Mello, from Corrida Amiga, followed along the same route.

Two days before, the Nossa São Paulo network and Cidade dos Sonhos launched the 11th edition of the Urban Mobility Survey, which shows the population's perception regarding traffic and public transportation in the city of São Paulo. Among the highlights, were the worsening of the level of satisfaction regarding all aspects relating to transportation services, which goes against the improvement trend that had been recorded since 2008; the fact that 58% of the interviewees who using cycle lanes or paths felt unsafe; and the certainty reported by 42% of the São Paulo inhabitants that there has been a decrease in the level of observance of the rules applicable to pedestrians tracks.

O IDEC (Brazilian Institute of Consumer Protection), in turn, launched an animation film explaining the concepts of urban mobility, with the following message: “Everyone is entitled to a quality transportation system, in order to have access to health, education, leisure, work and more.”

At the end a month full of actions seeking improvements in mobility, Ciclocidade invited the public to spend a Saturday dedicated to conversation rounds and social gatherings, on September 30. Among the proposed themes were gender violence and the current scenario of cycle mobility in São Paulo.

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Inside iCS
GIFE creates a discussion group, with the participation of iCS, to assist in the implementation of the project “Economic Sustainability in Civil Society Organizations (OCS)”

GIFE – Grupo de Institutos Fundações e Empresas created a discussion group so that social investors, researchers, organizations and specialists can get even closer to the project “Economic Sustainability in Civil Society Organizations (OCS)” – implemented in partnership with the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and the Institute of Applied Economic Studies (Ipea), with the support of the European Union. iCS is part of the new group, whose monthly meetings will be used to follow up on and collaborate with the construction and effectiveness of the initiative. This, in turn, aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of civil society with the production of knowledge and regulatory and normative changes that broaden the conditions for its own political and economic sustainability.

Ana Toni takes part in the Displaced Lives Seminar on climate change and human migration at Museu do Amanhã

The impact of climate change on global migratory movements, as well as the responsiveness and reaction capability of cities, was the theme of the “Displaced Life Seminar – Dialogues on Climate Change and Human Mobility”,, held on September 5 at Museu do Amanhã, in Rio de Janeiro. The meeting is the second of five meetings that are part of the “Strategic Dialogues on Climate Change”, an initiative of the United Nations System in Brazil, which is part of the set of actions to advertise and promote Agenda 2030, in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework 2017-2021. Ana Toni was invited and participated in one of the panels.

Discussion rounds organized by GIFE address the tax ITCMD, charged on donations

On September 21, GIFE organized, in partnership with iCS, the 2nd Discussion Round about ITCMD (Tax on Conveyance of Assets due to Death and Donation) in Rio de Janeiro. During the conversation, which included a team from Furriela Advogados, the participants discussed the need for a regulatory framework that fosters and stimulates the culture of donation.

With the support of iCS, the event “Faith in Climate – Religious Communities and Climate Change” discussed religion and climate at Museu do Amanhã

The initiative Faith in Climate, which brings together leaders of diverse religious communities around climate change, aims to advance the debate and generate mobilization and articulations to influence public policies. On August 22, the event “Faith in Climate - Religious Communities and Climate Change”, organized by ISER and GIP, was held at Museu do Amanhã and featured discussions and presentations by religious leaders and experts such as Sergio Besserman, Raquel Biderman , Sonia Bridi, Adriana Ramos and Ana Toni, the executive director of Clima e Sociedade. Click here to access the videos of all the lectures.

iCS participates in the Regional Latin American WINGS meeting

Ana Toni, the Executive Director of iCS, participated, from August 30 to September 1, in the Regional Latin America WINGS Meeting held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. The event brought together philanthropic leaders from across Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States, with the mission of sharing knowledge, reaching a shared vision about the needs and potential for exchange and collaboration among organizations, and identifying key themes to be used in the definition of a roadmap for future exchanges. The initiative was led by WINGS - Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support, an international network of organizations engaged in the promotion and development of philanthropy around the world.

Oak Foundation brings together, in Geneva, iCS and peer institutions from around the world

The OAK Foundation brought together, in Geneva, during the month of September, peer institutions of Clima e Sociedade – known as regranting foundations - from around the world. On the agenda were the experiences of each organization in their countries of origin and the exchange of knowledge and information on techniques and methods of action in each scenario. iCS was represented by Ana Toni.

iCS interviews Délcio Rodrigues, the head of GSCC in Brazil

Délcio Rodrigues is the head of GSCC (Global Strategic Communication Council) in Brazil and talked with iCS about the importance of communications for the climate cause and the need for philanthropic organizations to play a more influential role in media financing. According to him, by making grants to support projects of dissemination and press, such as Climate Journalism, Sul21, ANDI and Diálogo Chino, Clima e Sociedade performs a fundamental role: to understand the needs and paths of communication. On the other hand, Délcio evaluated that the alternative media must also find its own strategies towards financial Read the full interview here.

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Climate Change Policy and Economics
Meeting on governance of national politics takes place at the WWF headquarters in Brasilia, involving governmental entities

The Brazilian Forum on Climate Change has developed, at the request of the iCS, the report “How is the national policy of climate change governed in Brazil today? - Diagnosis of the design and evolution of PNMC governance arrangements”. On September 11, a meeting was held at the WWF in Brasilia, with the goal of presenting the results of the study to government entities and seeking alignment on the diagnosis of climate governance. The meeting also served to raise subsidies for the workshop “Opportunities and paths to ensure good climate governance in Brazil”, scheduled for October 18, with players from civil society, the private sector, government and academia.

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Power
Rede de Barragens Amazônicas (Amazon Dams Network) meets with EPE to discuss the regulation of ILO Convention 169

The Rede de Barragens Amazônicas, an iCS grantee, met with Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE) to develop the basis of what would be the regulation of ILO (International Labor Organization) Convention 169, of which Brazil is a party. Basically, it is an instrument for the social inclusion of indigenous groups on the path towards development in Latin America. The intent of the regulation is to ensure that the consent of traditional indigenous communities is obtained before the execution of infrastructure projects that affect the area where they live - in particular, in this case, electric power generation projects.

Study launched by Instituto Escolhas discusses the impact of bringing the emissions of the power sector in Brazil to zero

In September, Instituto Escolhas launched the study "What’s the impact of bringing the emissions from the power sector in Brazil to zero?" The answer, according to the document supported by iCS, is that this transition, by 2050, would play an important role in reducing emissions from the energy sector and would have almost no impact on GDP and family income. The objective of the initiative was to verify the relevance and consequences for Brazil to implement the international commitment to reduce emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) originating from electric power sector. The intention of the sector is to increase the participation of non-hydro renewable sources to, at least, 23% of the Brazilian electricity matrix by 2030.

Luis Augusto Barroso, chairman of EPE, is the first guest of #ConversaiCS
On September 18, Clima e Sociedade held its first live broadcast on Youtube, from its offices. Such broadcast covered a breakfast held at the iCS headquarters with Luis Augusto Barroso, the chairman on EPE, discussing the actions of Empresa de Pesquisa Energética, the scenario of power generation in Brazil and the potential for reduction of carbon emissions in the sector. #conversaiCS can be watched, in full, here.
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Urban Mobility
The book Cidades de Pedestres – A Caminhabilidade no Brasil e no Mundo (City of Pedestrians – Walkability in Brazil and in the World) is launched in RJ and SP
The book Cidades de Pedestres – A Caminhabilidade no Brasil e no Mundo by Clarisse Cunha Linke, the executive director of ITDP, and Victor Andrade, the coordinator of the Sustainable Mobility Lab (LABMOB) was launched in September. The work includes studies covering cities such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Copenhagen and New York, divided into 16 chapters and 37 authors. With the support of iCS, of the Cultural Institute of Denmark and of the organizations Cidade Ativa and Corrida Amiga, book-signing events in RJ and SP brought together people who share the dream of more democratic and walkable cities.

A street in São Paulo gains the status of Complete Street which changes that benefit pedestrians

Since September 24, Joel Carlos Borgestem street, in São Paulo, has officially been a Complete Street, offering more safety and accessibility. This was the first project to come into effect among the 11 cities of the National Network for Low Carbon Mobility, a project developed by the National Mayors’ Association (FNP) and by WRI Brazil, with the support of iCS. Sergio Avelleda, the secretary of mobility and transport of São Paulo, explained that the street in question is mostly used by pedestrians, and that the changes took this fact into account. The sidewalks were widened, providing greater comfort and safety for those who walk, and the traffic of cars was restricted to one direction only, among other changes.
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What’s Happening in Brazil
Gisele Bündchen launches the Believe.Earth Movement during the opening of Rock in Rio

Rock in Rio, the largest music festival in Brazil, opened on September 15 with the worldwide launching of the Believe.Earth Movement, whose goal is to help society to, once again, believe in a better, more prosperous and sustainable future. Created by Gisele Bündchen, Ana Lucia Villela, Marcos Nisti, Estela Renner, Pedro Paulo Diniz and Marcelo Furtado, the initiative is supported by several segments and civil society players, such as Ana Toni (the executive director of iCS), Anápuáka Muniz Tupinambá (leader of the Tupinambá Tribe), Ricardo Henriques (executive superintendent of Instituto Unibanco) and Vitor Dias Mihessen (head of Casa Fluminense).

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Grants Approved in September
CBCS - Conselho
Brasileiro de Construção Sustentável
Grant Amount R$ 350.000 Grant Period 12 months Portfolio Power | Urban Mobility
Purpose of Grant: To promote smart buildings (i.e. energy efficiency, water conservation and active mobility) in public buildings/facilities, in order to showcase the importance of cities' action in promoting low carbon solutions.
ITDP -  Instituto de Políticas de Transporte e Desenvolvimento Grant Amount R$ 999.000 Grant Period 12 months Portfolio Urban Mobility Purpose of Grant: To promote low carbon and accessible urban mobility systems by building technical capacity in public and civil society actors, creating and implementing metrics and indicators for planning and measuring progress in policies, and promoting active mobility and integrated public transportation.
IDEC - Instituto de Defesa do Consumidor Grant Amount R$ 900.000 Grant Period 12 months Portfolio Power | Urban Mobility Purpose of Grant: To promote urban mobility and power sector policies in Brazil, focusing on consumers’ perspectives of a low-carbon transition. The mobility component is dedicated to improving public transportation. The power component  focuses on developing institutional capability to promote protection of power consumers.
IEMA – Instituto de Energia e Meio Ambiente Grant Amount R$ 1.200.000 Grant Period 18 months Portfolio Power Purpose of Grant: To assess the potential role of bioelectricity at the Brazilian generation matrix, for a scenario of Zero Carbon Power Sector up to 2050.
Associação de Jovens ENGAJAMUNDO Grant Amount R$ 350.000 Grant Period 24 months Portfolio Climate Policy and Economics Purpose of Grant: To engage Brazilian youth in social change. Provide open spaces for learning and knowledge sharing, build awareness on climate change and associated themes like water and renewable energy to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda.
IDESAM - Instituto de Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Amazônia Grant Amount R$ 143.000 Grant Period 6 months Portfolio Climate Policy and Economics Purpose of Grant: To influence the Brazilian position on the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) by:  a) producing an analysis of emissions, potential benefits, opportunities and challenges related to the adhesion of Brazil to the voluntary phase of CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation);  b) developing a communications campaign focused on influent stakeholders.
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