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Natural Resource Conservation

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Ecosystems are a key element for the mitigation of climate change and worth trillions in the services they provide. However, regardless of their importance, their conservation and restoration have been funded almost exclusively by limited public or philanthropic funding.

CPI research assesses the conservation impact of public policy globally. We also work with private and public partners to test and design conservation models that are capable of meeting socio-economic needs while protecting and restoring natural or modified ecosystems.

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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.

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Accessibility in the Legal Amazon: Measuring Market Access

This report presents groundbreaking estimates of the accessibility of the municipalities in the Legal Amazon. CPI/PUC-Rio researchers break down the accessibility metrics into different components to show that the poor quality of the transportation network is the key factor in the greater isolation of the municipalities.

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Accessibility in the Legal Amazon: Delimiting the Area of Influence and Environmental Risks

In this study, CPI/PUC-Rio researchers discuss how improvements in delimiting the area of influence for logistics infrastructure projects can help mitigate the socio-environmental risks of these projects.

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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.

Blog

Climate Finance in Indonesia: Top 10 highlights from 2021

A cautious sense of optimism has buoyed us throughout 2021 and landed us into 2022. Here is a reflection of the progress we have made towards Climate Finance in Indonesia in 2021, and a preview of what is in stock for 2022.

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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. 

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