Category: International Cooperation


J20 Summit – Briefing Papers

At the invitation of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), the Igarapé Institute contributed to the material that was used by the participants of the J20, a meeting of representatives of the Supreme Courts and Constitutional Courts of the G20 member countries, in a global meeting


The Global Bioeconomy – Preliminary Stocktake of G20 Strategies and Practices

With 100% of the economy being dependent on nature, the way we choose to define our economies going forward will tip the scales towards either an equitable nature-positive future, or an irreversible nature-negative one – with devastating impacts for people and the planet. The ‘bioeconomy’


The Drugs-Crime Nexus in the Amazon Basin

Extracted from the UNODC’s 2023 World Drug Report, this summary addresses the nexus between drugs and environmental crimes, as well as converging crimes in the Amazon Basin. The extract, for which the head of Innovation at the Igarapé Institute, Robert Muggah, was responsible, indicates that


Global incentive mechanism to protect standing forests

The planet’s future hinges on safeguarding the remaining tropical forests. These forests, crucial for reducing global temperature by at least 1°C, are home for two-thirds of global biodiversity and absorb 29% of the world’s annual CO2 emissions. In this Global Futures Bulletin, we present a

Global Futures Bulletin: the connections between money laundering and environmental crime

Global Futures Bulletin: Money laundering from environmental crime

Money laundering involves concealing the origins of illegally obtained funds, while illicit financial flows impact developed and developing countries alike as criminal proceeds traverse international borders. In this edition, we highlight the threat of money laundering and illicit financial flows for the stability of financial


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


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

Ilona Szabó joins high-level advisory board to the UN Secretary-General

  Igarapé Institute co-founder and president Ilona Szabó has been named to the newly created High-Level Advisory Board of the United Nations Secretary-General. She joins 11 other publicly acclaimed figures including former heads of state, sitting government authorities and eminent scholars who will be tasked


A green economy can deliver zero deforestation in the Amazon by 2030

The publication “A green economy can deliver zero deforestation in the Amazon by 2030”  details why an end to deforestation and degradation is imperative to “protect our planet” as well as how it can be achieved. A rapid acceleration of the green economy — upon


Mapping nuclear non-proliferation

The publication “Rethiking Multilateralism – Mapping nuclear non-proliferation” maps out networked multilateralism, including in relation to nuclear non-proliferation initiatives. The principal goal is to determine if there is utility in mapping the networks that characterize state and non-state commitments to international treaties, conventions and agreements.


Workers: New social contract proposal

The publication “Workers: new social contract proposal”  calls for a new social contract, emphasising green, equitable and inclusive recovery and resistence, and urge commitment to demands in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The document is part of United Nation’s Secretary General Our Common Agenda.


Assessing global vaccination measures to address covid-19

The publication “Rethiking Multilateralism – Assessing Global Vaccination Measures to Address Covid-19” shows how the vaccination landscape is changing rapidly during the coronavirus pandemic. A new multilateralism coupled wih investments of US$ 50 billion could avoid up to US$ 9 trillion in costs to the


Accelerating inclusive global cooperation

The world is facing multiple connected, cascading and compounding mega-threats. These challenges range from climate change, pandemic outbreaks and deepening inequality to massive digital vulnerabilities and nuclear proliferation. Yet global cooperation to address these and other issues is in short supply. More than ever, governments


Asia rises again

This map shows how economic power moved from east to west over the course of centuries — and then snapped rapidly back east over the past few decades

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