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FEBRUARY 2020
 
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HAPPENING IN BRAZIL
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Inequalities in access to opportunities in the cities
 
Na unpublished study conducted by ITDP Brazil and IPEA takes into consideration criteria of race and income to show that the options of work, health and leisure are concentrated. The Access to Opportunities Project maps the conditions of urban accessibility in the most populous cities of the country in 2019, with an emphasis on how many tools the population can access in 15, 30, 45, 60 and 120 minutes. The categories of income and color/race reinforced the inequalities. Visit the plataforma here!
 
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CLIMATE AND LAW SPECIAL
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The legal duty to report climate risks
 
Caio Borges, the coordinator of the Law and Climate Program of iCS, and Viviane Muller Prado, a law professor at FGV, wrote an article for the magazine Jota, emphasizing that corporate actors will be increasingly called upon socially and legally compelled to demonstrate measures related to climate risks. See the text published by JOTA website!
 
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY
 
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Auction of energy efficiency in Roraima
 
iCS has operated since 2017 in the region, which is the only Brazilian state that, in its entirety, is not part of the National Interconnected System; the Forum for Renewable Energy has a fundamental role in the discussions
 
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Reviwe of the main measures of energy efficiency
 
The meeting at INMETRO, which took place in December, brought together representatives from the government, the air conditioning industry, laboratories and civil society, such as iCS, IDEC and IEI
 
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TRANSPORT
 
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Pedaling to 2030
 
In the 13th episode of the web series by the Projeto Colabora, Pedro Vianna talks Marcel Martins, of iCS, about the importance of transport for ODS 11: Cities and Sustainable Communities
 
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Bicycle paths
 
Among the objectives of the bill is the improvement of urban planning using mobility and transport, in addition to obliging the integration of modes of transport
Article: mobilize.org
 
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Ranking of best practice in urban mobility
 
Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará, has reduced the number of traffic fatalities by 40% since 2014. The main measure was the reduction of the maximum speed limit of two arterial roads in the city
 
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LAND USE AND FOOD SYSTEMS
 
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SOS Amazon region
 
Manoela Miklos presents the second episode of Podcast Novo Normal [New Normal Podcast] and welcomes Ana Toni, the executive director of iCS, and Clarissa Gandour, from the Climate Policy Initiative, to talk about the savannization of the Amazon region
 
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From pasture to plate
 
A new study by the Instituto Escolhas analyzes the economic and environmental impacts of the beef chain in Brazil, referring to the subsidies and the collection of taxes, and the water and carbon footprints
 
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CLIMATE POLICY AND OUTREACH
 
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Alziras Institute and ICLEI South America
 
The instrument will help in the implementation of the activities of the national strategy of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCOM). The first workshop in March will include 10 Brazilian female mayors
 
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Awareness and articulation in the networks
 
The coordinator of Climate Policy and Outreach of ICS, Alice Amorim uses social networks to talk about what subjects that she would like to see on the agenda in the 2020 elections
 
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Highlights of COP 25 towards COP26
 
Read the document produced according to international analyses about COP25. The main expectation for COP25 was the finalization of the Rule Book. What have been decided? What will be done in 2020?
 
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LOW CARBON ECONOMY
 
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In the wake of biodiversity
 
In its monthly column in Página 22, Climate Ventures has an interview with Barbara Schorchit the CEO of Genecoin, which is a startup that tracks the value chain of products from the forest, such as açaí, nuts and vegetable oils.
 
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Deep Tech Project
 
The Wylinka has opened registrations, together with iCS and WTT Ventures, to select solutions that will support innovative technologies and projects that are focused on climate change and the low carbon economy
 
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Impact investments
 
In the last episodes of January 2020, the TV program Cities and Solutions, by the journalist André Trigueiro on GloboNews, talked about investment in social impact businesses and interviewed Sitawi Finance for Good
 
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2020 for Climate Ventures
 
In January, the organization met with iCS and Humanize Institute to present the results of the first two years of operation and to outline the targets and activities for 2020
 
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
 
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