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2016

From the favelas: the rise of rooftop solar projects in Brazil, May 24 [1]

Brazilian State Becomes First in the Country to Set Carbon-Neutral Goal, April 14 [2]

A snapshot of Transition in ... Brazil. April 5 [3]

Solar is changing lives in Brazil. Here’s how. February 3 [4]

2015

Collaboration and changing beliefs are two keys for a degrowth economy, November 23 [5]

Tracking trees: How one Amazon Indigenous community is using tech to fight illegal logging, September 10 [6]

Promise Tracker launches civic monitoring campaigns across Brazil, March 22 [7]

2014

How Brazil Has Dramatically Reduced Tropical Deforestation, July [8]

2013

Brazil plans Amazon tree census to assess deforestation, [9] January 27

Paying with 'kisses' as Brazil’s social currencies spread, January 2 [10]

2010

Clean Up the World weekend 2010: Members of the Brazilian Institute for the Protection of Nature will join with their communities to restore Parque Ecológico do Tietê in São Paulo, the largest linear park in the world. They will also conduct a clean up along the iconic Amazon River in the city of Manaus. [11] September 15

'Rio plus 20' to be held in Brazil in 2012, [12]

Blogger Cristiana Soares, in collaboration with net-citizens, launched Projeto Enchentes [Project Floods, pt], a platform for tracking — and gathering information about – floods in Brazil. The project counts with a collaborative map created by Henrique Brandão. [13] January 4

2009

Grid fails in Brazil. Massive power cuts in several Latin American counties highlight the dangers of relying on centralised power production, [14] November 12

In Brazil, desertification has increased in the Caatinga, in the zones of droughts in the Northeast and North of the state of Minas Gerais, as well as in the states that didn’t suffer of droughts nor desertification before like in Rio Grande do Sul. The Amazon River has been through a major drought just a little time ago, with a large amount of fish dying because of this. [15] November 4

2009 SEED Award Winners, [16] May 12

"One Million Cistern Program (P1MC)". Local NGOs and local community associations have joined forces with the national government and international agencies to develop and build one million home cisterns to collect and store rain water in the semi-arid region, bringing access to potable water for poor rural families.

"The sustainable use of Amazonian seeds". Regional development in the Brazilian Amazon is the aim of the partners, achieved by encouraging the organization of the local communities as a co-operative, and by transferring technologies and training the community in the production of oils made from Amazonian seeds, resulting in increased incomes for these communities.

"Eco-Amazon Piabas of Rio Negro". A national NGO, a cooperative of small producers and public authorities are working together to build a niche market of specialty ornamental fishes and to introduce a fair trade system through socio-environmentally responsible fishing.

Flooding, drought and cyber-activism in Brazil, [17] May 11

Brazil: A private nature reserve – Is it possible? [18] March 24

The City that Ended Hunger, A city in Brazil recruited local farmers to help do something U.S. cities have yet to do: end hunger. [19] Frances Moore Lappé, Feb 13. “To search for solutions to hunger means to act within the principle that the status of a citizen surpasses that of a mere consumer.” CITY OF BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL

2007

The only way to save the rainforest is to save the Indians, by recognising their land rights, says Brazilian shaman, [20] October 10


References

  1. The Guardian
  2. World Resources Institute
  3. Transition Network
  4. Greenpeace International
  5. degrowth.de
  6. Greenpeace International
  7. civic.mit.edu
  8. Solutions
  9. The Guardian
  10. BBC News
  11. unep.org
  12. United Nations Environment Programme
  13. globalvoicesonline.org
  14. off-grid.net
  15. Global Voices Online
  16. United Nations Environment Programme
  17. Global Voices online
  18. Global Voices Online
  19. yesmagazine.org
  20. Survival International