publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The threat of political bargaining to climate mitigation in Brazil

Pedro R. R. Rochedo; Britaldo Soares-Filho; Roberto Schaeffer; Eduardo Viola; Alexandre Szklo; André F. P. Lucena; Alexandre Koberle; Juliana Leroy Davis; Raoni Rajão; Regis Rathmann;
English
  • Published: 09 Jul 2018 Journal: Nature Climate Change, volume 8, issue 8, pages 695-698 (issn: 1758-678X, eissn: 1758-6798, Copyright policy)
Abstract
In exchange for political support, the Brazilian government is signalling landholders to increase deforestation, putting the country’s contribution to the Paris Agreement at risk1. The President of Brazil has signed provisionary acts and decrees lowering environmental licensing requirements, suspending the ratification of indigenous lands, reducing the size of protected areas and facilitating land grabbers to obtain the deeds of illegally deforested areas2. This could undermine the success of Brazil’s CO2 emission reductions through control of deforestation in the previous decade. Integrated assessment models are tools to assess progress in fulfilling global eff...
Subjects
free text keywords: Climate Mitigation, Brazil, Integrated Assessment Model, Deforestation, Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Climate change mitigation, Government, Environmental governance, Biology, Economic sector, Ratification, Natural resource economics, Corporate governance, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business
Funded by
EC| CD-LINKS
Project
CD-LINKS
Linking Climate and Development Policies - Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 642147
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The threat of political bargaining to climate mitigation in Brazil

Pedro R. R. Rochedo; Britaldo Soares-Filho; Roberto Schaeffer; Eduardo Viola; Alexandre Szklo; André F. P. Lucena; Alexandre Koberle; Juliana Leroy Davis; Raoni Rajão; Regis Rathmann;