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IPC-IG Researcher Presents in Italy on Land Reform and Publishes on New Horizons for Global Energy Governance

Brasília, June 27, 2013 – IPC-IG Researcher Guilherme B.R. Lambais presents research on land reform and efficiency at a conference in Italy. In addition, Lambais and Guilherme Gonçalves, Executive Manager and Founding Partner at Limpgas Tecnologia, also report on a number of challenges and lessons related to the relationship between energy systems and global climate […]

Launch of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013 in Brazil

Brasília, 11 April 2013 –  Amidst widening income inequalities and depleting natural resources, the Asia-Pacific region is facing subdued growth in 2013. The United Nations Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013 analyses a wide range of areas including economic growth, trade, inflation, employment, and labour migrations. The 2013 Survey will be presented […]

Chemical Free Farming Brings Bihar World Record Rice Cultivation

Sources: Guardian.co.uk, independentsciencenews.org Brasilia – March 15, 2013 – It came as a surprise when the normally poverty-stricken region of India was met with world-record rice yields. In fact, the entire north-east Indian state of Bihar is currently experiencing a surge in the production of rice, leading many farmers out of poverty and into food […]

UNDP and UNAIDS urge extension of the TRIPS Transitional Period for Least Developed Countries at Recent Meeting

Source: UN Multimedia, UNAIDS, and ip-watch.org Brasília, March 08, 2013 – The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) are actively promoting an extension of the transition period under which LDCs comply with the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). It is envisioned that granting an extension will facilitate […]

Movement to Create a Global Scientific Committee Dedicated to Poverty Reduction

Source: interacademics.net, SciDev.Net, phys.org, infosurhoy.com  Brasília, March 01, 2013 – Scientists from 55 countries convened at a conference held in Rio de Janeiro to strategize ways to reduce poverty through scientific innovation on February 24-27, 2013. Entitled ‘Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations: Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development’, the conference debate focused on key […]

Best Practices – Brazil and the UN: Building new pathways

Article published at Revista Desafios do Desenvolvimento of the Intitute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea) – Ano 9, No. 72 By Daniella Cambaúva – São Paulo As a result of a partnership between the Brazilian government, the Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea) and the United Nations, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth is […]

Climate Change Regulation in Brazil and the Role of Subnational Governments

by Viviane Romeiro and Virginia Parente, Electrotechnical and Energy Institute of the University of São Paulo (IEE/USP) Progress in public policy and regulatory frameworks towards international climate governance has become increasingly more complex due to the plurality of political positions and statutory schemes in various countries. The creation of national and subnational policies on climate […]

The Trade-off between Poverty Alleviation and GHG Mitigation: Is It True for All Income Levels in Brazil?

by Thiago Fonseca Morello, Vitor Schmid and Ricardo Abramovay, Socioenvironmental Economics Centre, University of São Paulo, Department of Economics * A Goldman Sachs study (2008) estimates that between 60 and 80 million people are introduced to the consumer market of durable goods annually, forming a kind of new worldwide middle class. The environmental impacts of […]

Climate Change in Brazil: Economic, Social and Regulatory Aspects

by Ronaldo Seroa da Motta, Jorge Hargrave, Gustavo Luedemann and Maria Bernadete Sarmiento Gutierrez, Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) * Current levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations are already worryingly high, and scientists predict that the average temperature on the planet could rise between 1.8°C and 4°C by 2100, which would cause drastic damage […]

Going beyond GDP, UNDP proposes human development measure of sustainability

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — In a high-level forum at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the conceptual groundwork for a  future “Sustainable Human Development Index,” which would recognize the cost of human development to future generations. The UNDP forum  was prompted by the call made by many […]

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