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Brazil

TOTAL POPULATION

204.2 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

529,800 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

1,912,500 kt Latin America and the Caribbean, YEAR 2014

“To reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 37% below 2005 levels in 2025.”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany . Jürg Rohrer donated € 150 to Improved Firewood Stoves (IFS) for Indigenous Families in Guatemala . Errin Saunders donated € 10 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Elise van Groningen donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Brazil is well-known to environmentalists. It has the largest forest on the planet and the highest number of species recorded. It is estimated that Brazil holds 15-20% of the world’s biodiversity, but it’s hard to keep tabs: more than 700 new species are discovered each year.

Brazil’s huge territory goes beyond the Amazon forest. Many other ecosystems - from the dry cerrado (a savanna-like environment) to the wetlands of Pantanal where the sacred Jaguars roam - participate to the country’s natural wealth. It’s estimated that at least 4 million species coexist in Brazil, and we are lucky to be one of them. 

As a deeply diverse country, each region in Brazil faces different environmental challenges, from waste management to fish stock overexploitation, but one issue transcends them all. Since the arrival of Europeans and their sedentary way of life, deforestation has reached alarming levels. The Atlantic rainforest for example (a jungle that ran along most of its 7,500 km long shoreline) is down its last 5% of remaining trees. 

As the thickest forest in the world, the Amazon still represents a huge reservoir for wildlife and habitat. On the other hand, it has been destroyed on the fringes by cattling, agriculture, extractive activities and at its heart through resettlement, hydropower and illegal poaching and logging. The new president Bolsonaro has announced his intent to denounce the Paris Agreement and open the green lungs of the world to all sorts of destructive human activities. Already, Brazil has renounced to hosting the COP25, the world’s yearly meeting on climate action. 

 Our partners on the ground are fighting. They need your help to have the impact they need to have in this key battleground country. Pick up your vuvuzela, your cuica or your berimbau, and tell the whole world you stand behind the Pais Tropical!

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DATA INSIGHTS

Brazil is classified as an upper-middle-income country by the World Bank. The history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk provides useful insights into Brazil’s position in the fight against climate change.  The following plots give an overview of Brazil’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s climate action and sustainability performance.

 

Brazil Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Brazil’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

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Brazil Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Brazil’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

Brazil Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Brazil Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

Brazil’s performance on sustainable development

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Brazil Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

Brazil’s performance on sustainable development

Brazil Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)
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