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Climate Law and Governance

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Climate Law and Governance is a program from CPI Brazil, focusing on land use, conservation, agriculture, and infrastructure. This program is led by lawyers, with expertise in environmental law, sustainability, energy, and regulation. The Climate Law and Governance agenda conducts a juridical analysis of legal policies and instruments, monitors and evaluates its implementation, and proposes recommendations to promote the environmental agenda in Brazil.

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Indonesia Green Taxonomy 1.0: Yellow Does Not Mean Go

The recently launched Indonesia Green Taxonomy 1.0 has color-coded economic activities based on their contribution to climate change mitigation: green, yellow, and red. For this taxonomy to effectively drive Indonesia economy towards a low-carbon future, our analysis recommends several key measures to ensure its interoperability with other relevant global taxonomies as well as clearer thresholds and transition pathway for the yellow category.

Publication

Roadmap for Sustainable Infrastructure in the Amazon

In this study, CPI/PUC-Rio researchers have mapped the main phases of the life cycle of land transportation infrastructure projects, addressed the decision-making process, and developed methods to map projects’ economic and environmental impacts.

Publication

Presidential Decrees Exacerbate the Contradiction in Mining Regulations at the Expense of the Environment

Researchers from Climate Policy Initiative/Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (CPI/PUC-Rio) present evidence that garimpeiro cooperatives have been used as a means to enable industrial or near-industrial-scale mineral exploration under a weaker regulatory framework.

Publication

Where Does Brazil Stand with the Implementation of the Forest Code? A Snapshot of the CAR and PRA in Brazilian States - 2021 Edition

This publication is part of a project to permanently monitor the implementation of the Forest Code in Brazilian states, with contributions from environmental and agricultural bodies at the state level. 

Publication

The Role of Brazil’s Federal Court of Accounts in Managing Social and Environmental Risks for Federal Railway and Highway Concessions

This publication study and analyzes the prior oversight by the TCU of federal railway and highway concessions, focusing on how the court has assessed the socio-environmental aspects of the projects, with the aim of mitigating risks.

Data Visualization

Analysis and Mapping of Infrastructure Projects in the State of Pará: EF-170 Ferrogrão, BR-155/158, BR-163/230/MT/PA, and BR-230

Para apresentar os principais projetos de infraestrutura terrestre federal no estado do Pará, o CPI/PUC-Rio focou (i) na análise do ciclo de vida dos projetos, bem como nos estudos socioambientais, identificando eventuais pontos que podem ser fortalecidos, e (ii) no potencial de desmatamento que cada projeto apresenta.

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