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  • Brazil Invests in International Research Cooperation on Second Generation Biofuels

    Friday, May 29th, 2009

    Brazil will invest R$11.6 million (about US$ million at current exchange rates) in international research cooperation regarding second-generation biofuels with the 27 member states and the many associate states of the European Union (EU).  A request for proposals from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) calls for projects that develop new production […]

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    The World’s Most Sustainable Bank?

    Friday, July 11th, 2008

    When the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) recently announced the winners of their annual Sustainable Banking Awards, guess who won at the global level, beating out competitors such as Citi, HSBC and Standard Chartered?
    Brazil’s Banco Real.*
    Who won the award for the Emerging Markets segment?
    Brazil’s Banco Real.  [They won this particular award in […]

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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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    Welcome to the Temas Blog / Bienvenido al Blog de Temas / Bem-vindo ao Blog de Temas

    Saturday, August 26th, 2006

    Welcome to the Temas Blog!
    My name is Keith Ripley. I am launching this blog for the same basic reason I originally launched my website, temasactuales.com — because I couldn’t find anything like it on the web.
    This blog will be devoted to a discussion of evolving law and policy on consumer protection, environmental protection and public […]

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