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APRIL 2021
 
ENGLISH.CLIMAESOCIEDADE.ORG
SOCIOENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
 
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Congress overturns vetoes of the Law of Payments for Environmental Services
 
The victory is celebrated by civil society, which asks, from the positioning of the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, the end of presidential vetoes to tax incentives and others that have not yet taken place
 
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New master plan for Macapá
 
A study by the Urban Legal Amazon project showing the inequalities and the stage of vulnerability in which the population from Macapá lives seeks a revision of the master plan
 
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GEOPOLITICS AND CLIMATE
 
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For a more sustainable EU-Mercosur Agreement
 
Second chapter of the series of OCAA Webinars features James Harrison, a professor at the University of Warwick, and his study to improve the chapter “Trade and Sustainable Development”
 
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Global Climate Governance with Biden
 
A webinar organized by the Socioenvironmental Platform together with the BRICS Policy Center brought together experts to analyze the global and financial agenda of the first 100 days of the Biden government
 
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Fair transition from coal to clean sources
 
In the race of global energy transition, the weight of mineral coal in the energy matrix of South Africa was the subject of the sixth webinar from the series Energy Transition in the World, promoted by the E+ Institute.
 
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TRANSPORT, HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
 
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Transport and air quality
 
The impact of vehicle emissions on health was the subject of the live discussion of Cetesb, which brought together experts such as Marcel Martin, coordinator of the iCS Transport portfolio, and Evangelina Vormittag, from ISS
 
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The first Brazilian Yearbook of Electric Mobility has been launched
 
The publication by the National Platform for Electric Mobility provides a broad panorama of the sector in the country and generates awareness in order to stimulate the market and promote professional training
 
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SOURCES OF INFORMATION
 
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Convergence for Brazil provides updated content
 
The initiative that produced a letter of manifesto from former finance ministers and Central Bank presidents for the green economic recovery now has content curation on its website
 
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GEOCOVID to monitor and predict
 
A multidisciplinary project unites academic organizations, emerging technology-based companies and MapBiomas to create GEOCOVID, which is an initiative that combines geotechnology and AI
 
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Among the 10 municipalities that emit the most, 7 are in the Amazon
 
Data is from the first edition of SEEG Municipalities, which has assessed the greenhouse gas emissions of the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities between the 2000 and 2018
Credit: Prefeitura de são Félix do Xingu
 
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GRANTS APPROVED IN MARCH 2021
Centro de Estudos de Integração e Desenvolvimento
Duration: 7 months
Portfolio: Opportunity
Purpose of the grant: In order to promote sustainable trade in the Amazon, it is necessary to know and influence supporting infrastructure of international trade that operates in the region. This project aims to see the extent to which this infrastructure lacks support for sustainable products and to each extend it promotes trade of unsustainable products.
cindesbrasil.org
Instituto Comida do Amanhã
Duration: 21 months
Portfolio: Land Use
Purpose of the grant: To create and to consolidate permanent labs of public policies to strengthen sustainable food systems to medium-size Brazilian cities, specially in the Amazon. The goal is to allow that food strategies be developed in a integrative, participative, data-based and encompassed complexity of food systems and its challenges, with support to public managers at the local level.
comidadoamanha.org
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Duration: 6 months
Portfolio: Opportunity
Purpose of the grant: To support actions of Fiocruz focused on the health of indigenous peoples and traditional communities in the Legal Amazon in the context of health crisis with Covid-19. This project focuses on acquisition of rapid tests and individual protection equipment; and Laboratory Boat activities in the upper Rio Negro, upper Solimões, middle Purus and upper Purus.
fiocruz.br
Youth Climate Leaders
Duration: 3 months
Portfolio: Urban Amazon
Purpose of the grant: To offer 14 scholarships for low-income young people and/or Afro-american and/or Indigenous people from the Amazon region of Brazil for the YCL Course - Climate Leadership for the 21st century, among April and June 2021.
youthclimateleaders.org
Instituto Socioambiental
Duration: 12 months
Portfolio: Energy
Purpose of the grant: To propose an action plan, for the utility company Energisa, to provide energy access for indigenous communities within the Brazilian Amazon.
socioambiental.org
Observatório do Marajó
Duration: 12 months
Portfolio: Land Use
Purpose of the grant: To strengthen the social mobilization in the Marajo Island, Pará, using data, reference of good practices, and methodologies to construct social technologies. The goal is to capacitate and to empower local leaderships to support and to demand for the development more ambitious and effective public policies to fight the socioeconomic crises and the climate emergency in the region.
observatoriodomarajo.org
Instituto de Estudos da Religião
Duration: 4 months
Portfolio: Comms and Outreach
Purpose of the grant: Facing a recent transition in its Board of directors and governance and new challenges and elements of the current Brazilian political situation, ISER will hire Instituto Pacto to lead the process of defining a new programmatic strategy for the coming years and to rethink how the institution can be reorganized to deliver such a strategy and generate more synergy between the current program areas.
iser.org.br
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