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    PAC’ing Brazil IV: Water, Sanitation and Waste

    By Keith R | March 3, 2007

    Topics: Sanitation, Waste & Recycling, Water Issues | No Comments »

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    In Part I, I provided an overview of what the Program for Accelerated Growth (Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento – PAC) proposed by President Lula is and why it matters to the issues I discuss in The Temas Blog. I also discussed its most direct impact on environment policy, the proposed changes in environmental licensing. In Part II I examined the provisions regarding the so-called Regulatory Agencies, and in Part III, the energy (and petrochemical) components. In this final Part, I look at the smaller but important PAC portions regarding water, sanitation and waste.

    Not As Sexy, But Important Nonetheless

    PAC's sanitation goalsThe PAC includes R$40 billion (about US$ ) in of water and sanitation projects, most of them picked primarily to enable Brazil to get closer to its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in these areas. The PAC is seeking to:

    — Keith R

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