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Resistance to Authoritarianism - encourage debate and strengthen democratic organizations and civil society that defend civic space
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Resistance to Authoritarianism

The article compiles civil society’s resistance actions to defend democracy against authoritarianism and combat democratic erosion.

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Annual Report 2023

2023 marked a significant turning point for the Igarapé Institute, signaling a new phase while simultaneously reaffirming our core commitments — after all, the Indigenous Tupi word “igarapé,” meaning “canoe path”, was chosen as a symbol of our desire to connect different issues and sectors

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Stolen Amazon: the roots of environmental crime in Bolivia

This study on Bolivia, in partnership with InSight Crime, provides a comprehensive overview of the complex network of actors, including state and non-state entities, and the relationships that perpetuate environmental crime in the Bolivian Amazon. It seeks to understand the contemporary dynamics of environmental crimes

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Social Reintegration of Former Inmates

The social reintegration process for former inmates presents challenges that extend beyond the confines of the justice system alone. In the Brazilian context, marked by regional disparities and social, racial, and educational inequalities, the lack of material, financial, and psychosocial support places ex-inmates in a

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Responsible and Safe AI: A Primer for Policymakers in the Global South

In an era when artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming global politics, economies, and societies, the need for informed and responsible AI policymaking has never been more urgent. Recognizing this demand, the Igarape Institute and New America have just released a comprehensive guide, “Responsible and Safe

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Violence Against Women in the Legal Amazon in the Last Five Years

The Amazon, known for its biodiversity, is the scene of intense geopolitical disputes around the exploitation of its natural resources, involving various significant economic actors, illicit groups, and criminal activities. Among the various illicit activities present in the daily life of the region, we can

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Challenges and Recommendations for the Amazon – Peru

Women in the Peruvian Amazon face multiple pressures – environmental, economic, and social. Against a backdrop of profound social inequality in Peruvian society, exacerbated by the historical marginalization of indigenous communities, the defenders interviewed for this study conducted by the Igarapé Institute highlight the pressing

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TECHNICAL NOTES: Global Task Force on Predictive Analytics for Security and Development

The development of new predictive technologies is accelerating and transforming societies worldwide. As governments, companies and nonprofits rush to deploy predictive analytics to “optimize” everything from the deployment of policing resources to preventing illegal deforestation or improving public transit and energy consumption, the potential risks

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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

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Challenges and recommendations for the Amazon – Brazil

In the Amazon, women face a dual challenge. On one side, there are social expectations regarding their role in society; on the other, the risks and vulnerabilities that the multiplicity of identities they belong to can create. These expectations significantly impact how they see and

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Brazil’s critical and strategic minerals in a changing world

Featuring a diversified supply of strategic minerals – raw materials in demand for the transition to green energy – Brazil is witnessing a growing demand for crucial minerals in a decarbonized world. The country holds 94% of the world’s niobium reserves, 22% of graphite, 16%

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Stolen Amazon: the roots of environmental crime in the tri-border regions

Deep in the heart of the Amazon basin lie two tri-border regions, where environmental crimes and their perpetrators know no national boundaries. In these vast jungle areas, isolated stretches of critical primary forest are being destroyed to mine gold, grow coca, and harvest timber. The

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

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Disinformation Pulse

This paper provides an overview of disinformation trends since 2014 and delves into the dynamics of the presidential election cycle from August through October 2022.

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Annual Report 2022

At the end of 2022, we recovered our hopes of taking up a more promising path. After a few difficult years and enormous setbacks, much is needed to reconstruct public policy, strengthen the institutional capacity of the state, and accelerate the fight against inequality and various forms of

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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:

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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 Civic Space GPS 7

  The closure of civic space — the sphere between business, the State and family in which citizens organize, debate and act to influence public policies and the direction of the country — continues in Brazil. In this seventh edition, covering the second quarter of 2022,

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