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DECEMBER 2020
 
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BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS SPECIAL
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There is only climate justice if there is racial justice
 
In this extra special section, we invite everyone to reflect upon and act against racism and how it is directly related to climate justice. Take a look at a series of reports, articles and podcasts that deal with the subject
 
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HAPPENING IN BRAZIL SPECIAL
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Overactive chainsaw
 
In the last season, deforestation in the Amazon increased 9.5% in relation to the same previous period. In all, over 11,000 km² of forest have been lost, according to INPE.
 
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TRANSPORT
 
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Mobility: racism, bidding processes and harassment
 
Reports produced by the Microbolsas Mobility project, of Agência Pública, and by The Color of Mobility, of ITDP, are highlights of the month
 
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1st Conference of the National Platform for Electric Mobility
 
For 4 days, on November 16-19, experts met to discuss electric mobility in Brazil from the most varied perspectives.
 
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A major difference in three years
 
Research commissioned by iCS compares 2017 with 2020 and shows that, today, 33% of Brazilians consider it very likely they will have an electric car. Three years ago, this percentage was 16%. 92% already agree with the electrification of public transport.
 
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LOW CARBON ECONOMY
 
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Climate Transparency Report
 
The world's most comprehensive annual report about the climate actions of G20 was published in Brazil on November 25, with a two-hour discussion on the iCS YouTube channel. Watch the discussion!
 
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Twitter campaign because #EstáFaltandoVerde [It’s Lacking Green]
 
Twitter campaign brought together several organizations from the #EstFaltandoVerde campaign in tax reform with connected posts on Twitter for 1 hour, on November 17
 
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CLIMATE POLICY AND OUTREACH
 
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Observers at COP26
 
Organizations interested in the role of COP26 observers must apply by December 31. For more information, please read our page with step by step instructions and recommendations
 
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Brazilian Conference on Climate Change 2020
 
Second edition of the conference took place virtually, on November 5 and 12, with discussions addressing the urgency of the climate agenda in Brazil
 
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Security and Climate
 
A study by the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) shows that Brazil is not adequately prepared to deal with the impacts of the climate on security, the economy, natural resource reserves and national infrastructure.
 
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LAW AND CLIMATE
 
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Action for the prevention of deforestation arrives at the STF
 
Conceived by ten civil society networks and organizations, the action is one of the most comprehensive with a socio-environmental focus ever presented at the highest court in the country.
 
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Revoar on the air
 
The second season of the podcast Revoar, by Laut, is available. There are eight episodes that address the central subject: the climate crisis and democracy. Simply unmissable!
 
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ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
 
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Keep Track of your Air Conditioning Bill
 
Campaign organized by iCS, IDEC, Kigali Project, IEI, Engajamundo and Healthy Hospitals is now running with energy efficiency tips, device differences, savings and much more!
 
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Black Swan and Energy Transition
 
On November 19, Institute E+ presented the last meeting for the year of the series “The Black Swan and Energy Transition,” with the subject World Energy Outlook. Watch the entire meeting.
 
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Korean Green New Deal
 
Fifth webinar of the series Energy Transition in the World, organized by the E+ Institute, discussed South Korea's experiences with energy transition. Watch the entire webinar.
 
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Maritime sector: how to reduce emissions
 
A new study "Prospects for Carbon Neutral Maritime Fuels Production in Brazil" analyzes the alternatives for the sector in the country to cut carbon emissions. Download the executive summary
 
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LAND USE AND FOOD SYSTEMS
 
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The voice of the Amazon
 
For most residents of the Legal Amazon, the environmental situation has worsened in recent years in the region. The information is from a survey commissioned by iCS and The World That We Want
 
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Social Entrepreneur
 
The project 'Health and Happiness Without Corona' by the NGO Health and Happiness, and the 'COVID-19 Indigenous Alert' application by COIAB and IPAM, were two of the winners of the 2020 Social Entrepreneur Award, of Folha
 
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MapBiomas Fire
 
Almost 1/5 of the Brazilian territory, 17.5%, has been burned at least once in the last 20 years. Most of the fire has affected native vegetation. Read about the exclusive data from MapBiomas Fire.
 
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INSIDE iCS
 
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New iCS program director: Leonardo Lacerda
 
A fundamental part of the story of iCS since its inception, with connections to our creation, Leonardo will lead the team of portfolio coordinators. Welcome!
 
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The 2019 Annual Report is now available
 
Learn about the work of iCS in 2019, the highlights of some of our 79 grantees, as well as some of the important results that they have obtained.
 
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GRANTS APPROVED IN NOVEMBER
CBCS
Duration: 9 months
Portfolio: Energia
Purpose of the grant: To finalize the development of mechanisms of energy management and energy efficiency for the local government of Florianopolis, by: conclusion of the Public Procurement Manual, engagement of key actors (City Council, civil construction entities and universities) regarding the guidelines to be inserted into the Building Code and the adoption of the monitoring tool for the consumption of energy.
cbcs.org.br
COIAB
Duration: 4 months
Portfolio: Uso da Terra e Sistemas Alimentares
Purpose of the grant: To support the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB) in its actions to combat and prevent fires in six indigenous lands in four states of the biome: (i) Tocantins - Xerente and Kraolândia; (ii) Mato Grosso - Parque do Xingu and Paresi; (iii) Maranhão - Arariboia; and (iv) Roraima - Raposa Serra do Sol.
coiab.org.br
IFD
Duration: 18 months
Portfolio: Uso da Terra e Sistemas Alimentares
Purpose of the grant: To implement solutions for the fair and transparent trade of local, healthy and sustainable agricultural products, which are using regenerative practices that maintain the standing forest in the region of Belem-PA. Actions will be performed of mapping, coordination and training in the territory in order to co-create trading models based on social technology that has already been tested in other regions of the country.
ifronteiras.org
COMCAT
Duration: 6 months
Portfolio: Energia
Purpose of the grant: To engage communities in Rio de Janeiro about the role of energy efficiency in the domestic economy and also energy justice. The project will promote a communication campaign to provide evidence of the importance of more efficient equipment, as well as how efficiency is an issue of access to electricity.
comcat.org
PARÁ CICLO
Duration: 9 months
Portfolio: Amazônia Urbana
Purpose of the grant: To strengthen the agenda of sustainable urban mobility in Belém, the project proposes to rethink the city, with the active participation of civil society in the processes of monitoring and governance, mainly in the review of the Master Plan and the Urban Mobility Plan. It will involve, simultaneously, engagement with public officials and also urban interventions with a campaign on social media.
coletivoparaciclo.org
IDPV
Duration: 1 month
Portfolio: Política Climática e Engajamento
Purpose of the grant: To support the Law for a Green Planet Institute, which will organize the 25th Brazilian Congress of Environmental Law; the 15th International Congress of Environmental Law and the 15th Congress for Students of Environmental Law. All these events will be virtual.
planetaverde.org
IDC
Duration: 6 months
Portfolio: Política Climática e Engajamento
Purpose of the grant: To improve the self-regulation and regulation of the Brazilian securities market with respect to the incorporation of climate risks. The project will also explore possibilities to make the climate commitments of the subnational entities more effective. The knowledge generated by these opportunities will make civil society better informed about the subject.
direitocoletivo.org.br
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