Category: Climate and Security

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Global Futures Bulletin: The Amazon Climate Bomb

Rampant deforestation and degradation are pushing the Amazon Basin to a dangerous tipping point that could jeopardize its vast carbon capture and water production potential, with serious consequences for South America and beyond. The second Global Futures Bulletin – The Amazon Climate Bomb – highlights

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Inventory of data on economic activity and deforestation in the Amazon Basin

Multiple factors shape land change and land use patterns in the Amazon Basin.This note aims to identify data sources for two specific phenomena: changes in land cover and GHG emissions. It also considers key economic sectors that accelerate deforestation including livestock and agricultural development. To

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Global Futures Bulletin: Climate migration and displacement

The Igarapé Institute is launching the latest edition of the Global Futures Bulletin at COP27. Published quarterly, this report draws attention to the world’s greatest challenges and innovative solutions, leveraging perspectives from the Global South to tackle the three main elements of the planetary crisis:

Press Release

Stolen Amazon: a new study from Igarapé Institute and InSight Crime uncovers the Roots of Environmental Crime in Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana and Suriname

Exhaustive field research from Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana and Suriname highlights the ways in which criminal actors and networks are contributing to illegal deforestation and environmental degradation Because illegal deforestation does not respect borders, InSight Crime and the Igarapé Institute have launched an investigation into

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Stolen Amazon: the roots of environmental crime in five countries

Because illegal deforestation does not respect borders, InSight Crime and the Igarapé Institute have launched an investigation into environmental crimes across five Amazonian countries: Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana, and Suriname. With land in these five countries accounting for some 20 percent of the Amazon Basin,

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The Igarapé Institute and the Science Panel for the Amazon (SPA) join forces to discuss how to leverage the rule of law and sustainable development against deforestation and plunder in the Amazon Basin

From the Amazon Basin to equatorial Africa and Asia, some of the world’s largest and most biodiverse habitats are facing unprecedented threats. Environmental crime has gone global, posing existential risks not just to some of the world’s signature biomes but also to the international quest

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The roots of environmental crime in the Peruvian Amazon

Peru’s 70 million hectares of rainforest are being razed at an alarming rate. In 2020, the country saw a record 203,000 hectares destroyed, a nearly 40 percent jump from 2019.   “The roots of environmental crime in the Peruvian Amazon” is the second in a

Climate and Security

Igarapé Institute updates EcoCrime platform with two new stories

The Igarapé Institute updated EcoCrime Data platform with two new stories on the dynamics of environmental crimes in the Amazon Basin. The data visualization platform offers an immersive experience about how environmental crimes threatens forests  and biodiversity in the region. The first story showcases details

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The Greater Horn on the Edge: visualizing climate stress and insecurity

      The Igarapé Institute, together with Kenya and Switzerland, releases the artcile “The Geater Horn on the Edge: visualizing climate stress and insecurity”, a publication that draws on remote sensing and scientific literature to describe the ways the climate-security connection is shaping the

International

Cities and the Climate-Data Gap

With the devastating effects of climate change already bearing down on the world’s urban areas, ambitious decarbonization and adaptation promises from municipal leaders could not come soon enough

Brazilian

Banks, business, and bypassing Bolsonaro in Brazil

After seven straight years of record-breaking global temperatures, and nearly three decades since the first United Nations consort on environment and development, concern over the gathering climate emergency has finally gone mainstream

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