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MARCH 2021
 
ENGLISH.CLIMAESOCIEDADE.ORG
THE CLIMATE IN DEBATE
 
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The vaccine against COVID and climate change
 
The relationship between the two items is closer than it seems: with targeted investments, scientific efforts to tackle climate change can make a difference
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The climate veins of Latin America
 
Connection CDP 2021 displayed the role of Latin America at COP26, which will take place in Glasgow this year; the region is fundamental due to its natural and geographical privilege
 
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ARTICULATION FOR THE CLIMATE
 
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Governing with strategy
 
Seminar of Governors for the Climate brings together states to discuss synergies of the semi-arid region with renewable energies, green hydrogen and a low-carbon economy
 
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The future of international trade and climate barriers
 
This was the subject of the new event in the series “Practical Agenda for the Green Recovery,” organized by the Convergence for Brazil, to boost economic growth with an environmental focus
 
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AIR QUALITY
 
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Mobility on foot put into action
 
Lab.MaP, the platform of Como Anda that brings together local actors to put ideas about mobility on foot into action, received new subscribers for a section that goes from March to June
 
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More speed, less emissions
 
The first SP Bus Monitor Newsletter, by the Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEMA), shows that SP buses in January emitted less carbon and pollutants than five years ago
 
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The Kigali Network actively participates in efforts at the Congress and at INMETRO
 
The campaign for the ratification of the Kigali Amendment mobilizes organizations and raises the stakes on Lira's performance in the Chamber of Deputies. Active participation marks a meeting at INMETRO.
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AMAZON
 
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Amazonian paths
 
The first webinar of OCAA showed two studies and two slightly different perspectives with respect to the consequences of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement for the Amazon forest
 
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Urban Legal Amazon and Online
 
The website of the Urban Legal Amazon project is now online and analyzes the socio-spatial segregation, with reference to the climate, of Belém (PA), Macapá (AP), Manaus (AM), São Luís (MA) and Rio Branco (AC)
 
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GRANTS APPROVED IN FEBRUARY 2021
Instituto de Defesa do Consumidor
Duration: 21 months
Portfolio: Energy
Purpose of the grant: To engage consumers in the (i) fair energy transition, with an elimination of coal (in southern Brazil) and diesel oil for electric generation in the Amazon; (ii) increased share of renewable energy sources, (iii) energy efficiency of home appliances and (iv) guarantee of affordable pricing.
idec.org.br
Departamento Intersindical de Estatística e Estudos Socioeconômicos
Duration: 24 months
Portfolio: Energy
Purpose of the grant: For the preliminary preparation of a post-coal local development plan, based on a fair transition in the affected municipalities in SC and RS.
dieese.org.br
Coordenação das Organizações Indígenas da Amazônia Brasileira
Duration: 6 months
Portfolio: Opportunity
Purpose of the grant: To support the emergency plan of COIAB to combat the coronavirus among the indigenous peoples of the Brazilian Amazon. The main activities of this project involve direct support to the Indigenous Primary Healthcare Units and Indigenous Healthcare Homes in five states of the region (AM, RO, RR, PA, MT).
coiab.org.br
Associação de Jovens Engajamundo
Duration: 6 months
Portfolio: Urban Amazon
Purpose of the grant: To conduct a diagnosis of the volunteer network of Engajamundo in order to understand the complexity of the contexts, local and personal realities, motivations and difficulties when acting on behalf of human and environmental rights. The analysis will enable a more strategic operation of Engajamundo and other organizations in the socioenvironmental sector that operate mainly in the Amazon.
engajamundo.org
Associação Artigo 19 Brasil
Duration: 2 months
Portfolio: Urban Amazon
Purpose of the grant: To expand the operation in the territories and connect actors of popular communication in the Amazon, the project intends to provide grants to groups and collectives that can produce and spread tactical content of mobilization in their territories and in a network, especially with the development and sharing of information of how to combat the pandemic and the multiple problems of the crisis generated by it.
artigo19.org
Revolusolar
Duration: 12 months
Portfolio: Energy
Purpose of the grant: To develop a model of distributed solar generation in low-income communities, with the objective of leveraging the democratization of the energy transition. The project also envisages advocacy for incentives to similar models in the country, and training to produce employment in the solar energy sector.
revolusolar.com.br
Universidade Federal do ABC
Duration: 5 months
Portfolio: Energy
Purpose of the grant:To support with technical subsidies the review by MEPS  for air conditioners in Brazil. This project will be based on market research and scenario simulation with the accounting of the energy consumption of air conditioners taking into consideration changes in the minimum levels of energy efficiency.
ufabc.edu.br
Instituto Reforma das Relações entre Estado e Empresa
Duration: 24 months
Portfolio: Opportunity
Purpose of the grant: To engage the defense and security community, in particular the Brazilian military, in discussions about climate change. Up to now, the Brazilian climate community has not established a qualitative and constructive dialogue with the defense community. The Brazilian political context and the maturing of the subject of climate and security in the world indicate that this is an essential gap to be filled.
iree.org.br
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