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.

Latest work

Publication

Response to COVID-19: Energy Conservation and Efficiency Survey

This study, produced in collaboration with the Indonesia Energy Efficiency Society (MASKEEI), aims to measure and understand how COVID-19 has impacted the business of facility owners and energy efficiency service stakeholders through a targeted survey.

Publication

Forest Degradation in the Brazilian Amazon: Public Policy Must Target Phenomenon Related to Deforestation

To enhance understanding of this phenomenon, researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio empirically characterized the dynamics of degradation and its relationship with clear-cut deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

Publication

Improving Public Contracting Processes of Socio-Enviromental Studies for Brazil's Land Transportation Projects

In this report, researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio analyze in detail the public contracting process for EVTEA and EIAs for land transport infrastructure projects in the Amazon and reveal: a lack of transparency in the contracting process and a lack of criteria for selection, evaluation and approval of the studies.

Blog

Climate Finance in Indonesia: Our top stories from 2020

A new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic requires a green and just economic recovery. Here is our most-read work from 2020 that responds to the challenges, and a preview of what is in stock for 2021.

Publication

Where Does Brazil Stand With the Implementation of the Forest Code? An Snapshot of the CAR and the PRA in Brazil's States – 2020 Edition

The report provides a detailed analysis of state regulations and identifies actions underway in the states. It highlights progress made to date and the strategies enacted by states that are farther
ahead, as well as key gaps and challenges, and opportunities to accelerate the implementation of the law.

Publication

Brazil's Infrastructure Project Life Cycles: From Planning to Viability. Creation of a New Phase May Increase Project Quality

In this brief, researchers from CPI/PUC-Rio and Inter.B collaborated to analyze the instruments available for infrastructure planning – particularly those related to the land transport sector.

Publication

Indeks Desa Membangun Plus (IDM+): Enhancing Direct Incentives for Sustainable Land Use in Indonesian Villages

This paper proposes a two-part approach for a potentially sweeping, but relatively practical reform to encourage villages across Indonesia to adopt sustainable practices.

Publication

Ferrogrão: Weaknesses and Lessons Learned in Implementing a Sustainable Infrastructure Agenda

CPI/PUC-Rio has assessed Ferrogrão’s governance, planning, and environmental risks as a way to contribute to the ongoing debate on sustainable infrastructure policies and projects in the country. This executive summary presents three studies conducted over the last year, which: (i) analyze the robustness of Ferrogrão’s planning based on a set of structuring questions, which should be prepared in the pre-feasibility stage; (ii) evaluate the administrative rites and the governance of decision-making related to the project; and (iii) develop an innovative methodology to understand Ferrogrão’s area of influence and deforestation risk.

Team

Amanda Schutze

Head of Policy Evaluation, Energy

Angela Falconer

Director

Brurce Muhammad Mecca

Analyst

Clarissa Gandour

Head of Policy Evaluation, Conservation

Cristina Leme Lopes

Senior Legal Analyst, Climate Law and Governance

Diego Menezes

Analyst, Conservation

Federico Mazza

Manager

Helena Rodrigues

Analyst, Conservation

Joana Chiavari

Associate Director, Climate Law and Governance

Julia Nardi

Legal Analyst, Climate Law and Governance

Juliano J. Assunção

Executive Director, Brazil Policy Center

Tiza Mafira

Associate Director
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