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  • São Paulo Launches Ambitious Research Program on Climate Change / São Paulo Lança Programa de Pesquisa sobre Mudanças Climáticas

    Monday, September 15th, 2008

    The São Paulo State Research Foundation (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo – FAPESP) has launched its own R$100 million, 10-year research program on climate change.  The new Research Program on Global Climate Change (Programa FAPESP de Pesquisa sobre Mudanças Climáticas Globais – PFPMCG) will have three main components:

    an “observational component” […]

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    The Changing Face of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

    Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

    With much fanfare a collection of Brazil’s Ministers — Environment (MMA), Agrarian Development (MDA), Agriculture (MAPA) — and the chief of President Lula’s Civil Cabinet held a joint press conference a few weeks ago to announce the latest deforestation data and projections for the Brazilian Amazon (“Amazônia Legal” as Brazil calls it, comprises 9 states […]

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    Setting the Eco-Benchmark for Cattle Raising / Meat Processing in the Amazon

    Thursday, March 15th, 2007

    My question: if this project is really to set environmental benchmarks for this sector in Brazil, why does the IFC only speak about deforestation? Granted, it is a critical issue in the Amazonian context, but what about reduction/minimization/reuse/recycling of the substantial wastes such operations entail, or steps taken to reduce the methane (a potent […]

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