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JULY 2020
 
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HAPPENING IN BRAZIL
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Convergence for Brazil
 
UNPRECEDENTED! Seventeen former finance ministers and Central Bank ex-presidents wrote the letter with principles for the economic recovery, considering social and environmental aspects. Know why Brazil has a unique opportunity to adopt a low carbon environmental policy!
 
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY SPECIAL
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PBE: new air conditioning classification
 
INMETRO has published Ordinance 234. This requires greater rigor in the classification of equipment rated as A, in addition to improving the methodology for the calculation of energy efficiency. Exclusive interview with Kamyla Borges!
 
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LAW AND CLIMATE SPECIAL
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Climate litigation at the STF
 
Lessons from international paradigmatic cases. International curiosity concerning the new cases at the STF reflects the current understanding of the seriousness of the climate crisis. See some of the countries whose constitutional courts have already made a statement
ARTICLE: Caio Borges
 
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ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
 
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Energy Efficiency Auction
 
iCS presented its contribution to the public consultation of the Energy Efficiency Auction that ANEEL will hold in Boa Vista, Roraima. The document suggests the inclusion of other classes of consumption
 
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The PROCEL seal: analysis of the equivalents abroad?
 
The webinar discusses the results of a recently published study that evaluated the endorsement labels of Brazil (the PROCEL seal) and its equivalents in the United States, Mexico, Germany and China.
 
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Launch of unprecedented study
 
The publication "Thermoelectric Plants and Crisis in the Brazilian Electricity Sector by COVID-19" was carried out in partnership with IDEC and under the supervision of Professor José Goldemberg is available for download
 
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TRANSPORT
 
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Transition to electromobility
 
ITDP Brasil held a webinar, in partnership with the Zero Emission Bus Rapid-Deployment Accelerator (ZEBRA), to show the Chinese leadership in the electrification of bus fleets and to provide exchanges between Latin American cities
 
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Bicycle logistics in Brazil
 
A study by Aliança Bike and Labmob at UFRJ produced a diagnosis of the activity of bicycle logistics in Brazil, with a focus on bike courier services – i.e., companies that transport packages by bicycle
 
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LAND USE AND FOOD SYSTEMS
 
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Harvest Plan 2020/2021
 
The Ministry of Agriculture has published the 2020/2021 Harvest Plan, which is a financing model to support national agriculture and farming. There are some important indications for low carbon agriculture
 
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Right to Celebrate
 
Terra de Direitos has arrived at its eighteenth year with a special operation in the Amazon region in defense of human rights and democracy. Learn about the operation of the organization, which plays a fundamental role
 
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CLIMATE POLICY AND OUTREACH
 
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Farewell, Alice Amorim!
 
In July, we are saying goodbye to our climate policy portfolio coordinator. After two years of intense work, Alice is leaving for a new challenge and we will certainly miss her!
 
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Climatic racism
 
A unique publication by LAB Climate and Peripheries, a project by PerifaConnection, presents the concept and shows what anti-racism can teach the field of climate change. Spoiler: a significant amount!
 
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LOW CARBON ECONOMY
 
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Finance for Good
 
SITAWI has launched the first database of thematic bonds in Brazil, which includes green, social, sustainable and transition bonds. The database displays all the sustainable credit operations in the country
 
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Green Business Race
 
Eight Brazilian companies are in the national decision of the Global Green Business Ideas Competition, the ClimateLaunchpad. Three advance to the next stage. Learn more about all of them!
 
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PHILANTHROPY
 
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iCS at GIFE
 
Tatiana Zanotti, manager of Administration and Finance at iCS, and Luiza Souza, manager of Institutional Development and Partnerships, have taken up positions on the Audit Committee and the Thematic Network of Grantmaking at GIFE
 
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Grantmaking in Brazil
 
The GrantLab platform provides information about grantmaking in order to contribute to the promotion and qualification of grant practices. There are articles, guides, cases, tools, infographics, podcasts, videos and much more!
 
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Philanthropy Network
 
The Philanthropy Network for Social Justice has launched a new blog with subjects ranging from economic development, Covid-19 and the environment to human rights, social justice, LGBTQIA+, and race and gender. Well worth reading!
 
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CONDOLENCES
 
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Death of Alfredo Sirkis
It is with deep sadness and dismay that we report the death of the environmentalist, journalist, ex-parliamentarian and writer Alfredo Hélio Sirkis, 69, on July 10. We are very grateful for his irreplaceable contribution to our field and to the environment! He was instrumental in the environmental and climate agenda of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro has lost one of its best cariocas!
 
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GRANTS APPROVED IN JUNE
Climate Ventures Brasil
Duration: 12 months
Portfolio: Low Carbon Economy
Purpose of the grant: Leverage 20 MM reais in investments for climate impact start-ups (ECs) by the end of 2021, and contribute to the generation of at least 10 MM reais in business with ECs from the pipeline catalyzed by Climate Ventures. Engage 1000+ actors (ECs / mentors / investors / clients) on the CV Platform, a digital space for connecting the ecosystem. Launch the 1st Brazilian Philanthropy Venture Fund.
www.climateventures.co
CentroClima (UFRJ)
Duration: 6 months
Portfolio: Low Carbon Economy
Purpose of the grant: "To project transparent and granular development scenarios based on policies, decarbonisation trends and investments. The Climate Transparency Initiative will allow monitoring progress towards building a low carbon economy through indicators based on a methodology that considers the multiple factors that shape emissions trends."
www.centroclima.coppe.ufrj.br
Centro Brasil no Clima (CBC)
Duration: 8 months
Portfolio: Climate Policy and Outreach
Purpose of the grant: To deepen subnational climate leadership in Brazil, the project will have 2 main axes: Continuous political articulation with state governments and production of technical-legislative input to incorporate NDC target into subnational public policies. The project will test ways to engage state deputies on climate issues and continue to foster climate leadership among federal parliamentarians.
www.centrobrasilnoclima.org
Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazônia (Imazon)
Duration: 7 months
Portfolio: Land Use and Food Systems
Purpose of the grant: To support actions to combat COVID-19 among quilombolas in the state of Pará through donations of food basic baskets and incentives for the marketing of products from family agriculture and extractive activities. Thus, the project aims to stimulate income generation and avoid displacement of people, in addition to contributing to the conservation of socio-biodiversity in Calha Norte.
imazon.org.br/
Instituto Socioambiental (ISA)
Duration: 7 months
Portfolio: Land Use and Food Systems
Purpose of the grant: To monitor the progress of the pandemic in quilombola and indigenous peoples and supporting direct emergency actions to combat Covid-19 in protected areas in the Amazon region.
www.socioambiental.org
Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM)
Duration: 7 months
Portfolio: Land Use and Food Systems
Purpose of the grant: To produce alerts, based on scientific data and risk maps, on the advance of deforestation and fires in the Amazon region that could compromise air quality and endanger the health of local peoples infected by Covid-19.
www.imaflora.org
Instituto de Manejo e Certificação Florestal e Agrícola (Imaflora)
Duration: 7 months
Portfolio: Land Use and Food Systems
Purpose of the grant: To contribute to the maintenance of economic activities of indigenous populations, quilombolas and family farmers in the northern of Pará state by adopting agricultural techniques that minimize the use of fire, reducing the deforestation of the Amazon region.
www.imaflora.org
Centro de Estudos Avancados de Promocao Social e Ambiental (PSA/CEAPS)
Duration: 7 months
Portfolio: Land Use and Food Systems
Purpose of the grant: To support forest restoration and bioeconomy activities by training local agents to strengthen sustainable income generation initiatives with the involvement of grassroots organizations and community leaders in the lower Tapajós region, state of Pará.
saudeealegria.org.br
Nossas Cidades
Duration: 6 months
Portfolio: Climate Policy and Outreach
Purpose of the grant: To strengthen urban activists in the Amazon region through training and support in the development of campaigns and social mobilisation strategies. Using successful methodologies tested in other parts of the country, the project will increase the monitoring capacity of local legislature and political influence in Amazonian cities, diversifying the profile of environmental activism in the region.
www.fundadores.nossas.org
Centro de Estudos de Integração e Desenvolvimento (CINDES)
Duration: 9 months
Portfolio: Opportunity
Purpose of the grant: To raise awareness among the Brazilian industrial sectors to the new scenario framing the debate on trade and environment. The new scenario arises from the conclusion of the trade agreement between Mercosur and the EU, the adoption by the EC of a Green Deal and Brazil's process of accession to the OECD. To reach its ends, the project will generate knowledge - as a way to qualify the debate - and foster the setting of spaces for dialogue among the different stakeholders of this agenda.
www.cindesbrasil.org
Instituto de Defesa do Consumidor (Idec)
Duration: 12 months
Portfolio: Opportunity
Purpose of the grant: The present project aims to improve communication strategies as an instrument of social mobilization. It also intends to foster articulation and engagement of civil society to minimize proportion of the damages by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
idec.org.br
Coelho & Vasques Advogados
Duration: 7 months
Portfolio: Climate Policy and Outreach
Purpose of the grant: The project aims to produce a collective publication, written by professionals and researchers, in order to produce analyzes on the argumentation and legal strategy developed in climate litigation cases. The assessments in question aim to contribute to the debate, providing instruments to think about the Brazilian reality, whether from an educational point of view, or considering the possibility of mobilizing the tools in the exercise of legal activities.
www.coelhovasques.com.br
Conjunto de doações pequenas para desenvolvimento organizacional
Duration: 7 months
Purpose of the grant: Grants for the organizational development of 7 institutions (Marco Zero, IEI Brasil, Nossas, Instituto Escolhas, Corrida Amiga, NPMP and CBC) to improve aspects of their institutions, such as the development of strategic plans, the promotion of internal diversity and initiatives inclusion, improvement in fundraising and development of internal monitoring methods.
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