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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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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 . Peter Popdonev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Svetlana Goranova donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Saglara Inzhieva donated € 30 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Emiliyana Terziyska donated € 25 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Daniel Mendez donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Rumyana Velcheva donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Martin Bakardzhiev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Sandeep Bajjuri donated € 25 to binee - Interactive E-Waste Collection System . cyrielle simeone donated € 50 to Application of satellite telemetry data to better understand the breeding strategies of humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere . Milka Koldamova donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Steffen Albrecht donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Trayan Angelov donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Felizia Kuhlke donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Giorgio Mussi donated € 30 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Oliver Schwab donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Friederike Gnädinger donated € 30 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Konstantin Krahtov donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Michele Dondi donated € 30 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Trayan Angelov donated € 11 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Amy McPherson donated € 20 to Giving for Mitigating Climate Change . Andreyana Andreeva-Florian donated € 40 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . joe hasell donated € 20 to Expanding Sesi’s Bottle Refill Scheme to Make Zero Plastic Waste Shopping Mainstream in the UK . Milena Ivanova donated € 60 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Angel Georgiev donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Bozhana Zagorcheva donated € 5 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Leonardo Gaffuri donated € 5 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Gianmarco Gallo donated € 30 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . anna minerva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles .

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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

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%.


From 1990 to 2000, Brazil’s emissions declined by 24%. After fluctuations in emissions (due to CO2 emissions and removals, particularly in the land-use change and forestry sector), Brazil’s emissions more than doubled in one year alone (2009-2010) and have remained stable at this level since. 


Overall, Brazil’s GHG emissions increased by 86% from 1990 to 2012. Brazil’s emissions are dominated by the energy and agriculture sectors (37% and 32% of 2014 emissions, respectively). The largest sources of Brazil’s energy emissions come from burning fossil fuels for transportation. 


In 2012, Brazil emitted almost 3 billion tonnes CO2 eq. GHG emissions, which is more than a half of all GHG emissions in Latin America and the Caribbean. As Brazil is among the world’s top ten GHG emitting countries, it needs to enhance emissions mitigation efforts by reducing emissions from transportation as well as by regulating unsustainable land use and deforestation. (Source: WRI, 2018; World bank, 2018)

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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

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%.


From 1990 to 2000, Brazil’s emissions declined by 24%. After fluctuations in emissions (due to CO2 emissions and removals, particularly in the land-use change and forestry sector), Brazil’s emissions more than doubled in one year alone (2009-2010) and have remained stable at this level since. 


Overall, Brazil’s GHG emissions increased by 86% from 1990 to 2012. Brazil’s emissions are dominated by the energy and agriculture sectors (37% and 32% of 2014 emissions, respectively). The largest sources of Brazil’s energy emissions come from burning fossil fuels for transportation. 


In 2012, Brazil emitted almost 3 billion tonnes CO2 eq. GHG emissions, which is more than a half of all GHG emissions in Latin America and the Caribbean. As Brazil is among the world’s top ten GHG emitting countries, it needs to enhance emissions mitigation efforts by reducing emissions from transportation as well as by regulating unsustainable land use and deforestation. (Source: WRI, 2018; World bank, 2018)

Brazil Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

Brazil’s performance on sustainable development

The SDG Index describes a country’s progress towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGI combines indicators of climate action with other socio-economic development measures that contextualise a country’s environmental performance with the rest of its challenges and reality. 


The global SDG Index score can be interpreted as the percentage of achievement of the goals. Each dot in the plot represents a country and its score (y-axis). Countries at the bottom score lower than the countries at the top. Sweden currently scores the highest at 85 and the Central African Republic scores lowest at 38.


Brazil’s score of 70 is slightly above the average of South American countries. Brazil performs well in the domain of renewable and affordable energy (generating more than 70% of its electricity from renewable resources). However, the country still falls short of addressing many aspects of sustainable development. This is mainly because Brazil performs poorly on measures like reducing emissions from deforestation and unsustainable patterns of consumption and production. (Source: SDGI, 2018) 


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys.

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Brazil Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

Brazil’s performance on sustainable development

Brazil Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

The SDG Index describes a country’s progress towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGI combines indicators of climate action with other socio-economic development measures that contextualise a country’s environmental performance with the rest of its challenges and reality. 


The global SDG Index score can be interpreted as the percentage of achievement of the goals. Each dot in the plot represents a country and its score (y-axis). Countries at the bottom score lower than the countries at the top. Sweden currently scores the highest at 85 and the Central African Republic scores lowest at 38.


Brazil’s score of 70 is slightly above the average of South American countries. Brazil performs well in the domain of renewable and affordable energy (generating more than 70% of its electricity from renewable resources). However, the country still falls short of addressing many aspects of sustainable development. This is mainly because Brazil performs poorly on measures like reducing emissions from deforestation and unsustainable patterns of consumption and production. (Source: SDGI, 2018) 


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys.

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