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

PUBLICATION

Recent Hydropower Plants In Brazil Lead To Varying Local Economics Effects

November 17, 2017

Hydroelectricity is the largest source of energy in Brazil’s portfolio and has brought with it a charged economic and environmental debate about the impact of hydropower plants (HPP) on their surrounding areas. This brief summarizes an analysis that measures the effects of HPP's on economic performance and finances of municipalities.

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PUBLICATION

Usinas hidrelétricas no Brasil geram efeitos econômicos locais diversos

November 17, 2017

A construção de novas usinas hidrelétricas (UHEs) é tema frequente de debates que não se limitam à questão da geração de energia. Este documento resume um estudo que avalia os efeitos locais da construção de usinas hidrelétricas a partir de indicadores como economia local e contas municipais.

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EVENT

30th anniversary of the Economics Graduate School (PPGE): Innovation in Agribusiness and Family Farming

November 9, 2017

CPI’s executive director in Brazil Juliano Assunção is participating in a debate session in commemoration of the 30th ...

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EVENT

GGKP Webinar: Nature-Based Solutions for Greener Cities

October 31, 2017

CPI’s executive director in Brazil Juliano Assunção has been invited to participate in the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (...

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PRESS RELEASE

Brasil possui uma das legislações florestais mais rígidas entre países exportadores agropecuários, mostra novo estudo

October 17, 2017

Publicação do Climate Policy Initiative será lançada em Brasília na próxima quarta-feira, em evento aberto ao ...

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