Category: Brazil

Unpacking Land-related Emissions Abatement Potential (Part 2: Forestry)

Continuing from Unpacking Land-related Emissions Abatement Potential (Part 1: Agriculture) Forestry remains the most important part of LULUCF – with the greatest potential as a sink but also as a major contributor to emissions. Compared to agricultural levers, forestry levers are

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Unpacking Land-related Emissions Abatement Potential (Part 1: Agriculture)

As mentioned in an earlier post, our analysis of the McKinsey Abatement Cost Curve suggests greenhouse gas emission levels worldwide from forestry and agriculture could fall to 10.68 GtCO2e by 2030, a 29% reduction from projected business as usual (BAU)

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LULUCF Abatement Rationale & Potential Abatement

Generally, LULUCF abatement solutions are natural, readily available,[1] and unlike some of the other sectors, can be implemented with existing technology.

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Brazil Moving Forward: Barriers and Recommendations to Land-Use Emissions Mitigation

  This will be the final post (concerning Brazil) to promote our recent report on Land-Use and Agricultural Emissions in Brazil and Indonesia. I encourage all to read through the report to gain a more detailed understanding of the current emissions situations in

Are Brazil’s Deforestation Policies Enough?

      As deforestation alone is responsible for well over half of Brazil’s GHG emissions, it is a contentious sector at all levels of government, for businesses, NGOs, and civil society groups. To meet its stated emissions reductions goals by

AFOLU in Brazil: What’s the Big Deal?

When it comes to GHG emissions and climate change, Brazil is a bit of an oddity. Around a third of its current power generation comes from renewables (namely hydroelectricity), it is a pioneer in biofuels and ethanol production, and it

Cultivating Sustainability Pt. 2: Developing World Recommendations for Agricultural GHG Mitigation

As noted in part one of this series, the barriers to implementing sustainable land management practices, which are thoroughly outlined in our paper, are significant. But are they insurmountable? Our research and analysis tells us that though the road is

Cultivating Sustainability Pt. 1: Developing World Barriers to Agricultural GHG Mitigation

  The process of implementing sustainable agricultural practices, that are in many cases cost effective and better for long-term production, is laden with countless financial, market, technical, political, and cultural barriers. Greenhouse gas mitigation in this sector will require change

Climate vs. Environment: Methane in Brazil’s Cattle Sector

Agriculture is big business in Brazil. The country is currently the largest global exporter of beef products, the second largest exporter of soybeans, and the fourth largest exporter of cotton and pork. Brazil’s agribusiness boom over the last 15 years

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Brazil, CDM, and Biogas

Brazil has been actively taking advantage of the Clean Development Mechanism program. The country, which is responsible for developing the concept of CDMs, undertakes more CDM projects than any other Latin American country; globally only China and India have more.

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