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Amazon River. Photo: Carolina Marques

As the global population grows, 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.

CPI research identifies and assesses opportunities to improve land-use efficiency and increase the productivity of land while simultaneously protecting forests’ vital carbon stocks. Current partnerships include the Ministry of Agriculture in Brazil, the Ministry of Finance in Indonesia, and other decision-makers to support a Production & Protection strategy.

Latest work

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Brazilian Environmental Policies and the New European Union Regulation for Deforestation-Free Products: Opportunities and Challenges

Researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio analyzed how brazilian environmental policies dialogue with the European Union Deforestation-Free Regulation.

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Video: Landscape of Climate Finance for Land Use in Brazil

Watch the video to learn about the climate finance flows for land use in Brazil.

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Carbon and the Fate of the Amazon

The carbon market is an efficient strategy in combating the climate crisis in Brazil, with global impacts to change the vocation of the forest, avoiding the tipping point.

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Brazilian Agricultural Mitigation and Adaptation Policies: Towards Just Transition

This study presents a policy map for climate mitigation and adaptation in Brazilian agriculture, identifying the government agencies responsible for implementation and the presence of elements of social and economic justice within each policy.

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Video: The Amazon Domino Effect

In this video, CPI/PUC-Rio presents the results of the Amazon Domino Effect, that can lead to a tipping point.

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The Amazon Domino Effect: How Deforestation Can Trigger Widespread Degradation

Researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio present unprecedented results on the impacts of deforestation in different regions of the forest. They identify that, on average, for every 100 trees deforested, 22 additional trees die in regions distant from the deforestation due to lack of water.

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Fighting Deforestation in the Amazon: Strategic Coordination and Priorities for Federal and State Governments

In this study, researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio analyze deforestation and land tenure within the Amazon biome to identify critical areas for public authorities to address in each territory.

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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.

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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.

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