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NOVEMBER 2019
 
ENGLISH.CLIMAESOCIEDADE.ORG
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN BRAZIL
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Northeast coast oil spill remains unanswered
 
One of the largest disasters in the country is now over two months, bringing economic and environmental damage to Brazil. Task force involving the Brazilian Navy is being held against the widening spots in the Bahian territory. The investigations remain
 
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COPENHAGEN SPECIAL
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C40 Mayors Summit Special
 
The annual meeting of local governments took place on October 9-11 in Copenhagen, Denmark, with the message that the climate crisis must be addressed with political will
 
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ENERGY
 
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Non-financial risks and water in electric generation
 
Organized by the Instituto Escolhas, workshops discussed ways of computing the non-financial risks in the generation of energy and the role of water in the sector
 
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Future of Distributed Energy Resources in Brazil
 
An event held on October 24, at the EPE headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, discussed the prospects for the next 10 years in the country
 
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TODAY: watch the first webinar of E+ Energy Dialogues
 
"Energy transition as an impetus to prosperity and integration: Experiences and visions of the European Community " is the subject and is presented by Philipp Hauser
 
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LOW CARBON ECONOMY
 
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Decarbonization Guide of Portfolios
 
Sitawi – Finance for Good has launched a practical guide with concepts and tools for professional investors to measure and create decarbonization strategies
 
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Hacking.Rio had over 600 participants in its hackathon
 
The largest digital culture festival ended its second edition with the announcement of new agreements and partnerships and the award of R$ 50,000 in prizes
 
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TRANSPORT
 
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The implementation of zero emission technology in the new bus concession
 
Initiative of C40 and ICCT, together with the Local Government of São Paulo, has the intention of paving the way to the compliance with Law 16802 and integrates the ZEBRA project
 
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Hackathon Smart City, Smart People in November
 
On November 23-30, the Rio de Janeiro Operations Center, ABMEN, and ITDP invite you to the II Challenge Hackathon, with the theme of the impact of climate change on public transport
 
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IEMA presents the PlanFrota project for SP bus operators
 
The tool consists of a calculator that will be used by SPTrans to validate whether the exchange of the bus fleet will comply with the requirements of Municipal Law 16802, which provides for the reduction of the emission of pollutants by 2020
 
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CLIMATE POLICY AND OUTREACH
 
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A month of events
 
The portfolio of Climate Policy and Outreach supported a series of events in the month of October. Here are some of them
 
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Climate and Youth
 
Yesterday, the event gathered together a strong public in Recife to discuss the prospects and challenges of the mobilization of youth to the climate agenda
 
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What do the Catholics think about Amazon region?
 
The result forms part of the research of the Big Data Institute, commissioned by Purpose. Out of every 10 Catholics, 7 believe it is fundamental to preserve the Amazon for the development of Brazil
Credit: Maíra Fainguelernt
 
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Preparatory webinar for COP25
 
On November 21, we will present na unique webinar for all interested grantees about the negotiations, rule book, logistics, programming, and other details of the conference. Participate!
 
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INSIDE iCS
 
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New portfolio: land use and food systems
 
Gabriel Lui will coordinate the program, which will promote actions and incentives for more sustainable land use
 
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Updates from the E+ Energy Dialogues Institute
 
Amanda Ohara is the new member of iCS staff and technical coordinator of the E+ Energy Dialogues program
 
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Mapping of black professionals
 
This is a joint initiative with PerifaConnection that seeks to map black Brazilian professionals who are working with the climate agenda
 
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GRANTS APPROVED IN OCTOBER
ISER - Inst. de Estudos da Religião
Amount Granted: R$ 360.000,00
Duration: 15 months
Portfolio: Climate Policy and Outreach
Purpose of the grant: To strenghten the intereligious movement work under the Faith on Climate project and develop the 'Religions and Politics' program, a new project to refresh ISER´s positioning as a national and international knowledge reference about the influence of Evangelical churches on Legislative powers in Brazil.
www.iser.org.br
Associação Transparência e Integridade
Amount Granted: R$ 248.000,00
Duration: 12 months
Portfolio: Climate Policy and Outreach
Purpose of the grant: To support the development of the climate and corruption program at Transparency International Brazil, and enable a more strategic engagement of climate and political actors in the linkages between these two fields.
www.transparencia.pt
GIFE
Amount Granted: R$ 30.000,00
Duration: 9 months
Portfolio: Climate Policy and Outreach
Purpose of the grant: The project aims to expand and improve the practice of grantmaking in Brazil by foundations and social investing companies and the opportunities and capacities of civil society organizations to mobilize private resources for their activities. To this end, the project will develop two websites that will be online reference platforms for organizations that want to: 1) donate resources or 2) raise funds.
www.gife.org.br
PUBLICA - Centro de Jornalismo Investigativo
Amount Granted: R$ 6.400,00
Duration: 2 months
Portfolio: Climate Policy and Outreach
Purpose of the grant: To support community journalists to attend the Festival 3i of innovative, inspiring and independent journalism. Festival 3i is held by 13 digital media organisations and will bring to Rio de Janeiro in October, 2019 the most innovative and inspiring journalism professionals of Latin America.
www.apublica.org
OC - Observatorio do Clima
Amount Granted:R$ 965.000,00
Duration: 12 months
Portfolio: Climate Policy and Outreach
Purpose of the grant: To provide general support for institutional development and strategic activities (SEEG and MapBiomas) of the Climate Observatory in Brazil.
www.observatoriodoclima.eco.br
IEL/RR - Inst. Euvaldo Lodi -Roraima
Amount Granted: R$ 366.000,00
Duration: 15 months
Portfolio: Energy
Purpose of the grant: To create and consolidate a Forum for Renewable Energy in the Roraima State, in order to bring different stakeholders together (local civil society, private and public sectors, State representatives at the National Congress, NGOs, academia and indigenous population representatives, to push for policies that will promote renewable and stop an fossil fuels based power system in the middle of the Amazon.
www.ielrr.org.br
Dantes Editora e Livraria Ltda
Amount Granted: R$ 20.000,00
Duration: 3 months
Portfolio: Food and Land Use
Purpose of the grant: To study cultures that are apparently distant from each other SELVAGEM gathers researchers in candid conversations, open to the public where they put forward their perspectives and knowledge about life. These conversations, skillfully moderated by AILTON KRENAK – a leading indigenous voice and one of the most important Brazilian thinkers – aim to shed light on the connections between knowledge deriving from different sources (indigenous, scientific, artistic, ancestral etc).
www.dantes.com.br
PSA/CEAPS - Centro de Estudos Avancados de Promocao Social e Ambiental
Amount Granted: R$ 470.000,00
Duration: 5 months
Portfolio: Food and Land Use
Purpose of the grant: To prevent and combat the occurrence of forest fires and develop sustainable activities aiming at protecting the forest and renovating target areas that suffered from the fires, in two main areas: the Resex Tapajós-Arapuins and the National Forest of Tapajós.
www.saudeealegria.org.br
Inst. de Manejo e Certificação Florestal e Agrícola - IMAFLORA
Amount Granted: R$ 471.000,00
Duration: 4 months
Portfolio: Food and Land Use
Purpose of the grant: To increase institutional capacity of combating and reducing forest fire through information and monitoring, particularly in five Conservation Units at Xingu Environmental Protection Area in State of Para.
www.imaflora.org
IPAM - Inst. de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia
Amount Granted: R$ 490.000,00
Duration: 4 months
Portfolio: Food and Land Use
Purpose of the grant: Combater e monitorar incêndios florestais em três terras indígenas, Terra Indígena Xingu, Terra Indígena Raposa Serra do Sol e cidade de Barcelo, expandindo a capacidade das brigadas indígenas da Raposa Serra do Sol (RR) e da região de Barcelos.
www.ipam.org.br
COIAB - Coord. das Organiz. Indígenas da Amazônia
Amount Granted:R$ 400.000,00
Duration: 4 months
Portfolio: Food and Land Use
Purpose of the grant: To support and mobilize indigenous brigades and forest guardians against the current wave of forest fires in indigenous lands in Tocantins, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia, Acre and Amazonas. This will be done by expanding capacity of indigenous people to prevent and manage the forest fire aligned with their traditional knowledge, and in cooperation with environmental NGOs.
www.socioambiental.org
XAVIER A BARTABURU SERVICOS EDITORIAIS ME
Amount Granted:R$ 120.000,00
Duration: 4 months
Portfolio: Food and Land Use
Purpose of the grant: To produce journalism focused on environmental risks like deforestation in the Amazon and labor abuses in the supply chains of Brazilian companies and multinationals operating in Brazil.
www.xavierbartaburu.com
CICLOCIDADE - Ass. dos Ciclistas Urbanos de São Paulo
Amount Granted:R$ 143.000,00
Duration: 9 months
Portfolio: Transport
Purpose of the grant: To increase the use of bicycle as a key intermodal integration instrument. The project will advocate to the City of São Paulo e Rio de Janeiro to implement and operate the bicycle parking in key regions. It will explored the modal migration potential in the first and last mile travel sections. It will also put efforts to regulate the Siclo law in São Paulo, which promotes the use of the bicycles as a part of the public transport system.
www.ciclocidade.org.br
Ass. CASA FLUMINENSE
Amount Granted:R$ 400.000,00
Duration: 18 months
Portfolio: Transport
Purpose of the grant: To ensure the implementations of the Climate Policy to Rio de Janeiro city and metropolitan area, and to guarantee that the public bidding for buses will include socioenvironmental targets. Casa Fluminense will advocate together in both the executive and legislative powers, through articulation with civil society players. A key issue will be the 2020 municipal elections mobilization to leverage the debate about climate changes and the impacts in the municipal and metropolitan territory.
www.casafluminense.org.br
ITCC - Interrnational Council on Clean Transp.
Amount Granted:R$ 90.000,00
Duration: 5 months
Portfolio: Transport
Purpose of the grant: To extend the current grant P18 00275, until 2020 february, the deadline committed with ICCT to open Brazilian office.
www.theicct.org
IDEC - Instituto de Defesa do Consumidor
Amount Granted:R$ 690.000,00
Duration: 13 months
Portfolio: Transport
Purpose of the grant: To increase the voice of users of public transportation in the Federal Congress and at the local legislative bodies in order to advocate for transportation policies which includes the perspective of users and that decrease carbon emission. In particular IDEC will focus on the rules related to public concessions for buses.
www.idec.org.br
ITDP Brazil
Amount Granted: R$ 784.000,00
Duration: 12 months
Portfolio: Transport
Purpose of the grant: To increase the quality of the data in urban mobility and qualify the performance of the NGO ecosystem in Recife, this grant will deepen the reading in transport data, through the gender, race and income. Producing and spreading indicators which will increase the ‘MobiliDados’ platform. This grant also will support the organizations acting in the urban mobility in Recife, toward better incidence to construct better public policies in transport and urban development.
www.itdpbrasil.org
CONTACT
14, General Dionísio Street - Humaitá
Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
22271-050, Brazil
+55 (21) 3197-6580

 
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