Brazil Policy Center
The Brazil Policy Center combines rigorous economic, institutional, and legal analysis to identify areas for improving public policies and provides concrete recommendations on how to reconcile economic development with environmental conservation. CPI works closely with government agencies and civil society to chart paths for improvement. CPI’s Brazil Policy Center focuses on strategic areas, including Climate Law and Governance, Conservation, Energy, Financial Instruments, Infrastructure, and Sustainable Agriculture, and is based at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). CPI’s Brazil office is led by Juliano J. Assunção, professor in the Department of Economics at PUC-Rio.
We Need to Talk About Forest Degradation in the Amazon: Brazilian Public Policy Must Understand and Address this Threat
This publication sheds light on the importance of forest degradation to be included in Brazilian conservation policy and its role for the sustainable development of the Amazon.
BNDES in the Legal Amazon
In this brief researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio analyze the performance of BNDES in the Legal Amazon from 2009 to 2019. The analysis shows that the Bank directed its investments to the electric power generation sector in the region.
Sustainable Infrastructure Portfolio
CPI’s Sustainable Infrastructure projects generate evidence on social, economic and environmental impacts of infrastructure projects to help governments successfully address local sustainable development, and also to inform civil society about infrastructure decisions.
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Where Does Brazil Stand and Where Is It Heading in the Implementation of the Forest Code? Opportunities for the New Lula Administration
In this publication, researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio provide an unprecedented and updated snapshot of the implementation of the Forest Code in all Brazilian states to identify the primary challenges that must be overcome and to present an agenda with seven key actions for the effective implementation of the Forest Code across the country.
Smallholders in the Caatinga and the Cerrado: A Baseline Analysis for a Rural Just Transition in Brazil
CPI/PUC-Rio researchers tackle the concept of rural just transition in Brazil, providing a baseline of smallholders in two of Brazil’s most critical biomes: the Cerrado and the Caatinga.
Finance Landscape of Highways and Railroads: Elements for Strengthening the Governance of Infrastructure Investments in the Brazilian Amazon
CPI/PUC-Rio researchers have created an innovative landscape for public and private financing of road and rail projects in the North Region and in Brazil. This report fills a knowledge gap about the investment scenario of the land transport sector over the last decade.
Interactive Landscape for Infrastructure Finance
Interactive Landscape about the financing of the land transport sector in the North Region and in Brazil.
The Challenges in the Adoption of Sustainable Practices by Small Ranchers. The Case of ABC Cerrado
In this study, researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio evaluate the impact of training and technical assistance delivered by the ABC Cerrado Project and provide resource-channeling options aimed at achieving greater adoption of sustainable practices in rural areas.
Bioeconomy in the Amazon: Conceptual, Regulatory and Institutional Analysis
Researchers from the Climate Policy Initiative/Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (CPI/PUC-Rio), in partnership with AMZ2030, have studied the concept of bioeconomy, mapped national and international policies and strategies on the topic, and analyzed the main regulatory frameworks and governance institutions associated with this activity in Brazil.
Revealing Incentives: Implications of the Design of Public Rural Insurance Policies in Brazil
In this report, researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio analyze the inner workings of both PROAGRO and the PSR and unveil how the design of each program generates different incentives for producers, insurance claims adjusters, and financial agents, with an impact on the effectiveness of public spending.