Money to burn: how iconic bank and investors fund the destruction of the world’s largest rainforests (Global Witness)

A research published by Imazon has been used in the Global Witness report “Money to burn: how iconic bank and investors fund the destruction of the world’s largest rainforests”. The report by Global Witness reveals how the major names of global funding are allowing the destruction of three larger forests climate of the world. Imazon’s

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Understanding the Imazon monitoring system

What is SAD? The Deforestation Alert System is a tool for monitoring the Amazon based on satellite images, developed by Imazon in 2008, to provide monthly reports on the rate of deforestation and forest degradation in the region. Deforestation consists of total conversion of the soil for another land cover and use, while degradation is

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After the Amazon Fires, What’s Next for Stopping Deforestation? (Skoll Foundation)

More than 26,000 fires have raged throughout Brazilian Amazon this month alone—the fastest rate of destruction since record keeping began. President Jair Bolsonaro campaigned with a promise to open the Amazon to development and eight months into his term, having withdrawn enforcement of protective laws, deforestation is sharply on the rise. As the fires continue

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Arresting Tropical Deforestation: Complementary Approaches in the Amazon

  Arresting Tropical Deforestation: Complementary Approaches in the Amazon   In addition to moving from an economy powered predominantly by fossil fuels to one powered by clean energy, an important piece of the climate change mitigation puzzle is arresting deforestation. Some estimates put the total contribution to climate mitigation of stopping deforestation and continuing reforestation as

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Duke University share report about Imazon’s innovation

    The Scaling Pathways case studies series will include the Scaling Pathways paper, exploring the cross cutting lessons learned and trends we have found studying the social enterprises and their pathways to scale. Check Imazon’s case at https://scalingpathways.globalinnovationexchange.org/innovations/imazon-open-source-data-and-partnerships-save-amazon  

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Help Brazil Preserve the Amazon

By Beto Veríssimo and Paulo Barreto The next U.S. president could help prevent further deforestation by building on past collaboration with Brazil.   In the new issue of Americas Quarterly, we asked people, “What would you tell the next U.S. president about Latin America?” To see other authors’ responses, click here.     Dear Mister / Madam President, Last June,

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Reseacher Paulo Barreto participates in panel at the annual World Bank Land and Poverty Conference

Session: Shifting towards Sustainable Production systems for Beef and Oil Palm Thursday, 17/Mar/2016   1:00pm – 2:30pm (Local time) Main Achievements and Challenges faced by Public and Private Actors towards Sustainability (Paulo Barreto – Imazon)   Background Private sector actors are making significant efforts to green their supply chains, while at the same time ensuring they

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Imazon at COP-21

COP-21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference began this Monday (November 30), bringing together heads of state from around the world with the objective of putting together a new agreement between countries to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, decreasing global warming and thus limiting the increase in global temperature to 2ºC by 2100. COP-21

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