Category: Publications


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


Why the bill 1.595/2019 must be rejected by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies

Civic space is closing down in Brazil. Restrictions to fundamental rights are on the rise. So are the intimidation and criminalization of the dissenters and government critics. In this context, bill 1.592/2019, filed by federal deputy Vitor Hugo (PSL-GO) puts Brazilian democracy in jeopardy and


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


Climate change and crime in cities

Climate change is already disrupting citiesaround the world. Continued greenhouse gas emissions and warming are intensifying heat islands, contributing to water shortages, rising seas, increasing flood-related risks and worsening pollution. With over two thirds of the population expected to live in cities by 2030, the


Civic Space GPS Bulletin 2

O espaço cívico — esfera entre os negócios, o Estado e a família onde cidadãos e cidadãs se organizam, debatem e agem para influenciar as políticas públicas e os rumos de nosso país — está sob ataque


Civic Space GPS

Ações deliberadas para fechar o espaço cívico são cada vez mais comuns no Brasil


Climate and Security in latin America and the Caribbean

The articles in this volume explore how climate contributes to insecurity in the LAC region. They resulted from a partnership between the Igarapé Institute and the Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS), both in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the support of the German Embassy in Brasília.


Prison populism in Latin America

The objective of this study is to offer a data-driven review of the growth, trends, and the principle reasons behind the rapid expansion of the prison population in the region during the past two decades.


Le Manuel de Prévention des Conflits

Après un demi-siècle de déclin, la fréquence et la sévérité des conflits armés ont commencé à augmenter à nouveau en 2010.

Digital Security Publications

A Strategy for Cybersecurity Governance in Brazil

This study explores the institutionalization of the cybersecurity agenda in Brazil and seeks to identify opportunities for multi-stakeholder cooperation.


The Handbook of Conflict Prevention

Executive Summary   Conflict prevention has a long history within the context of the international peace and security architecture. In recent years, there has been a push to vitalize the idea. The new UN Secretary General has called for the restoration of conflict prevention to


La “Mano Dura”

Los enfoques que prometen ser “duros contra el delito” son atractivos para la opinión pública. Líderes autoritarios y populistas suelen usarlos, ya que suenan “moralmente justos” y orientados a la acción.

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