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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The Lab: 2017-2018 Cycle Instrument Analysis

October 12, 2018

The Lab aims to drive billions of dollars of private investment to the low-carbon economy, by identifying, developing, and supporting transformative sustainable finance ideas. Founded in 2014, the Lab incubates a small number of initiatives each year. The 35 instruments launched by the Lab have mobilized US$ 1.38 million to date.

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Challenges and Opportunities of Energy Efficiency: A Look at Brazilian Industry

September 28, 2018

Brazil has not had the same success as nations around the world in promoting energy efficiency (EE). As presented by ...

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Panorama e desafios da eficiência energética no Brasil

August 2, 2018

O Brasil caminha na direção contrária à de outras nações que vêm adotando políticas consistentes de estímulo à eficiência energética (EE). A Figura 1 apresenta o efeito da eficiência energética sobre as variações no consumo de energia. Como é possível notar, o Brasil está defasado em comparação com outros países, e mostra piora no período 2008-16 em relação a 2000-08.

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A fragmentação de regras do crédito rural brasileiro

July 3, 2018

Neste trabalho, pesquisadores do CPI/NAPC, em parceria com o Banco Central do Brasil (Bacen), identificam aspectos da política de crédito rural que criam fragmentação de regras e, consequentemente, variação adicional no acesso ao crédito e nas condições de empréstimo. Primeiro, o estudo descreve a complexidade das fontes de recursos e programas de crédito rural e, em seguida, ressalta as diferenças acentuadas nas regras de financiamento relacionadas à localização geográfica, tamanho da propriedade e receita da produção agropecuária.

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The Fragmented Rules of Brazilian Rural Credit

July 2, 2018

In this brief, CPI/PUC-Rio analysts identify features of the rural credit policy that create a fragmentation of rules and, ...

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