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  • Building on the Legacy of Chico Mendes in the Brazilian Amazon / Ampliar o Legado de Chico Mendes na Amazônia

    Saturday, December 20th, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    Loan to Help Build on the Legacy of Chico Mendes in the Brazilian Amazon

    Project to be signed today with President Lula will help the State of Acre carry on ground-breaking work in inclusive and sustainable development

    Approval coincides with the twenty-year memorial of Mendes’ assassination

    The World Bank Board’s Executive Directors approved yesterday a […]

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    Study Suggests High Climate Change Vulnerability for Brazil’s Northern States / Relatório indica vulnerabilidade climática alta para o Norte do Brasil

    Monday, September 15th, 2008

    Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais – INPE) and its largest mining company (and second largest in the world), CVRD (now just calling itself “Vale“), last week released the first of three reports on the impact of climate change on the vegetation, agriculture, biodiversity and energy generating capacity of the states […]

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    The Green Protocol

    Saturday, September 6th, 2008

    A few weeks ago a press release from Brazil’s National Development Bank (BNDES) came across my desk trumpeting its signing with the Environment Minister of an agreement on supporting sustainable development dubbed “The Green Protocol.”  I confess that I didn’t even scan it properly.  Instead I filed it away to examine later, guessing (wrongly) that […]

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