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As the world responds to food security and climate change, Brazil holds a unique position of strength. Thanks to technological advances in agricultural practices and the recent success in curbing deforestation, land use is shifting towards more sustainable practices. Increasing its agricultural production needs while promoting environmental regularization and the conservation of its natural resources is a challenging agenda that brings huge opportunities to the country and to the productive sectors. INPUT Brazil addresses these challenges.

The Land Use Initiative (INPUT – Iniciativa para o Uso da Terra) brings together Agroicone with Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) in Brazil. It counts on a dedicated team of leading economists, lawyers, mathematicians, geographers and agronomists who work at the forefront of how to increase environmental protection and food production.

INPUT engages stakeholders in Brazil’s public and private sectors and maps the challenges for better management of its natural resources. Also, it mobilizes agents of the productive chains in order to promote compliance with the new Forest Code. In addition, the project aims at analyzing and influencing the creation of the next generation of low-carbon economy policies in Brazil.

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Blog: The Path to Decarbonizing India's Steel and Cement Industry

This blog highlights the urgent need for strong public policy and financial support in India to align two of the country’s largest CO2-emitting industrial sectors with long-term, low-carbon pathways.

Publication

USICEF Impacts and Lessons learned, 2017-2021

Since launching in 2016, USICEF supported 47 solar power projects, which went on to mobilize 30x in commercial debt over the initial grants provided.

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Blog: Ways to de-risk Climate Finance

This blog highlights the need to lay out a comprehensive plan for de-risking climate finance with a domain-centric approach to ensure that finance flows towards solving the global climate problem.

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The Role of End-User Subsidies in Closing the Affordability Gap

Electricity access remains a significant global challenge, with only incremental progress made to date towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7. Affordability plays an important role in determining whether households gain and maintain access to electricity.

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Mobilizing Green Finance while Managing Climate Finance Risk in India

Climate change has far-reaching impacts that are not limited to a particular sector or geography; it impacts the entire financial system. If left unchecked, this impact will be severe. This brief identifies key areas of intervention that would achieve the twin objectives of increasing finance for green activities and managing climate-related financial risk.

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Priorities That Do Not Prioritize: The Mismatch Between the Objectives and the Application of Resources from Constitutional Funds Leads to Credit Concentration in the Rural Sector

In this brief, researchers from the CPI/PUC-Rio show that, although rules establishing priority classes for beneficiaries may be apparently aligned with policy objectives, loose eligibility criteria for these classes mean that there is no real prioritization in resource allocation. In other words, priorities are not prioritized.

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What Makes a Transition Plan Credible? Considerations for Financial Institutions

The brief highlights six necessary elements that every climate transition plan should address for a credible transition plan.

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