Infrastructure

While infrastructure is a major driver for deforestation, its financing also holds potential to boost conservation and development. Successfully addressing economic and conservation needs depends heavily on the integration of conservation and infrastructure planning, rather than relying on the project-based, largely ineffective environmental assessment process. This also requires bringing evidence around economic and environmental impacts to the beginning of the process and frontloading environmental mitigation and compensation. Furthermore, the public must have greater access to, and understanding of, information on the environmental and economic values at stake in major infrastructure decisions.

That is why CPI’s infrastructure projects work with opening and capacitating dialogue that will promote regional planning, with the objective of potentially driving a different kind of sustainable development for governments to meet local demands. CPI, through its rigorous analysis, generates evidence on the social and environmental impacts of infrastructure development to facilitate this kind of interaction, and to inform civil society of the trade-offs.

Latest work

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Sustainable Infrastructure in the Amazon: Strengthening Socio-Environmental Planning and Design for New Infrastructure Projects in Brazil

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The Future of Infrastructure in Brazil under Discussion: an Integrated Vision of Proposed Legislation is Needed to Ensure Progress

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Mudanças na regulação de transportes podem aumentar a produtividade agrícola

Se há um consenso de que a infraestrutura de transportes é falha, qual é o obstáculo impedindo investimentos no setor? Nesta análise, investiga-se como a regulamentação deste mercado pode ser a responsável pelo problema. No Brasil, investimentos bem-sucedidos e operações de infraestrutura de transporte dependem da cooperação dos setores público e privado.

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Adjustments to the New Concessions Law Bill Could Ensure Higher Quality, and More Sustainable Infrastructure

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The Environmental Impacts of the Ferrogrão Railroad: an Ex-Ante Evaluation of Deforestation Risks

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Charting a path for finance policy in clean infrastructure

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Enhancing the Role of National Development Banks in Supporting Climate-Smart Urban Infrastructure

This paper focuses on enhancing the role that National Development Banks play in supporting the acceleration of climate-smart urban infrastructure investment.

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The Need to Better Define and Delimit Area of Influence for Infrastructure Projects

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