Helen Bellfield and David Sabogal of the Global Canopy Programme look at how human needs for water, food and energy create a nexus of demands on natural resources in Amazonia and they draw lessons from the CDKN-backed Amazonia Security Agenda project. [more...]
Brazil is moderately vulnerable to climate change and its vulnerability is set to remain stable between 2010 and 2030 (DARA; Climate Vulnerability Monitor, 2012). It is ranked 79th on the Human Development Index (UNDP; Human Development Index, 2014). Brazil’s CO2 emissions are 2.2 tonnes per capita, while the global average is 4.9 tonnes per capita (World Bank; World Development Indicators: Energy dependency, efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions, 2010).