Brazil

BRAZIL

Brazil has vast natural resources that carry immense potential for the country’s economic and environmental goals; it has significant opportunity to increase agricultural production while protecting natural assets.

 

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Led by Juliano J. Assunção, a professor in the Department of Economics at PUC-Rio, CPI’s Brazil office supports key policymakers and decision-makers, such as the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment and the Brazilian National Development Bank. Our research focuses on a Production and Protection approach to land use, particularly forestry and agriculture, energy, and finance. We also lead a collaboration called INPUT (Land Use Initiative – Iniciativa Para o Uso da Terra), which brings together a team of specialists who work at the forefront of how to increase environmental protection and food production.

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Os impactos do Crédito Rural na produção agropecuária e no uso da terra

March 25, 2020

Uma análise por linhas de crédito, tipo de produtor e finalidade do crédito
Neste trabalho, o Climate ...

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The Impacts of Rural Credit on Agricultural Outcomes and Land Use

March 25, 2020

An Analysis by Credit Lines, Producer Types and Credit Uses

In this work, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI/PUC-RIO) provides a ...

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Relator da MP 910/2019 flexibiliza ainda mais a regularização fundiária

March 17, 2020

O relator da Medida Provisória 910/2019, Senador Irajá Abreu, apresentou no dia 12 de março de 2020, ...

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The Environmental Impacts of the Ferrogrão Railroad

March 13, 2020

Researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio show that the construction of the Ferrogrão railroad will induce farmers and ranchers located in the state of Mato Grosso to expand their production, increasing land demand. If no mitigation measures are implemented, this will lead to the clearing of about 2,043 square kilometers of native vegetation in almost forty municipalities of the state of Mato Grosso. Considering a price of US$ 25 / tCO2e, the carbon emissions associated with this deforestation have a cost of approximately US$ 1.9 billion. This environmental cost alone corresponds to roughly 60% of Ferrogrão’s implementation cost.

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Os impactos ambientais da Ferrogrão

March 13, 2020

Análise dos pesquisadores do CPI / PUC-Rio mostra que a construção da Ferrogrão incentivará agricultores e pecuaristas localizados no estado do Mato grosso a ampliarem a produção, aumentando a demanda por terras. Caso nenhuma medida de mitigação seja implementada, isso pode induzir o desmatamento de cerca 2.043 quilômetros quadrados de vegetação nativa em quase quarenta municípios desse estado. As emissões de carbono decorrentes do desmatamento tem custo de cerca US$ 1,9 bilhão se considerarmos um preço de US$ 25 /tCO2e. Somente esse custo ambiental corresponde a cerca de 60% do custo previsto de implementação da ferrovia.

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