Land Use

LAND USE

A growing population and middle class mean it’s more important than ever to use land and natural resources efficiently. To meet the world’s needs, we must improve agricultural productivity while avoiding expansion into carbon-rich areas like forests.

 

Our Focus

Our approach of Production & Protection aims to help nations achieve low-carbon economic growth. We identify and assess opportunities to improve land use efficiency and increase productivity of land while simultaneously protecting forests’ vital carbon stocks. CPI is working with the Ministry of Environment in Brazil, the Ministry of Finance in Indonesia, and other decision makers to support a Production & Protection strategy.

Land Use News

EVENT

World Hydropower Congress

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 9, 2017

CPI Associate Director, Angela Falconer will speak at the World Hydropower Congress in Addis Ababa May 9-11 during the following ...

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PRESS RELEASE

Falta de regulamentação impede que conversão de multas em serviços ambientais seja adotada no Brasil

April 17, 2017

Em nova publicação, analistas do NAPC/ CPI propõem ajustes na legislação para que mecanismo possa ser utilizado.

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PUBLICATION

Conversão de multas ambientais em prestação de serviços ambientais

April 17, 2017

Neste documento, pesquisadores do CPI analisam os principais entraves para a utilização da conversão de multa ambiental em prestação de serviços ambientais e propõem recomendações a serem adotadas pelo Poder Executivo para a sua efetiva implementação. Por fim, discutem a adoção desse mecanismo através do Código Florestal.

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PRESS RELEASE

US-Brazil investor group picks three financial instruments that can drive funds for climate action

February 9, 2017

Rio de Janeiro, February 9, 2017 -- Brazil aims to reduce emissions by 37% by 2025, mostly through changes in ...

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PUBLICATION

Rural Settlements and Deforestation in the Amazon

December 16, 2016

Given this new focus on smaller clearings, which rural farmers and ranchers often instigate, INPUT researchers at Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)/ PUC-Rio investigated a critical question: do rural settlements cause deforestation?

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