Etiqueta: Robert Muggah

Brazil’s Data Protection Paradox

After years of procrastination, Brazil has finally adopted comprehensive data protection legislation. In mid-2018, the government approved Law 13.709, known by its Portuguese acronym, LGPD.

New Data Points to Staggering Violence in the Amazon

They came looking for gold. Earlier this year, several dozen unauthorized prospectors, or garimpeiros as they are known in Portuguese, invaded a 1.4 million acre indigenous reserve in Brazil’s remote northern state of Amapá.

Tell us where it hurts: Collective action to fight violence

Violence has always been one of humanity’s most serious global challenges. Hundreds of millions of men, women, and children have been killed or maimed by armed conflict, crime, extremism, and sexual and gender-based violence. Not only does violence exact a massive social and economic toll, it depreciates human capital and undermines important civic and social institutions.

Why the cities of the future are ‘cellular’

We are facing a climate emergency. More than 11,000 of the world’s scientists and successive reports issued by the International Governmental Panel on Climate Change say the evidence of human-induced global warming is irrefutable.

Grandes capitais brasileiras estão ameaçadas pelo aquecimento global

Quer os políticos do Brasil acreditem ou não, o aquecimento global é um fato. Existe um perigo de que, enquanto os dados climáticos são questionados, as populações brasileiras sejam deixadas despreparadas para atenuar e se adaptar aos efeitos catastróficos que já estão em andamento.

Preserving Brazil’s Sovereignty Means Taking Responsibility for the Amazon

The world is waking-up to the climate emergency. But our prolonged slumber is going to cost us dearly. The latest scientific findings indicate that our planet is approaching multiple “tipping points” that could cause irreversible and catastrophic changes in temperature, ecosystems and biodiversity.

Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here’s how they can fight back

Make no mistake: the world is in the early stages of a techno-war against city governments and urban infrastructure. And while some cities have bolstered their capabilities to patch their vulnerabilities, they are entirely unprepared for the scale of cyberthreats that are coming.

Amazônia e soberania nacional

O mundo está acordando para a emergência climática. A crise das queimadas na Amazônia está trazendo à volta um debate antigo sobre o que significa a soberania nacional. E essa discussão deixa transparecer novas tensões que vão bem além da esfera doméstica.

O que explica a redução de homicídios no Brasil?

O Brasil é a capital mundial de assassinatos. Nenhum país sequer chega perto. Por essa razão, foi extensamente noticiado quando o Ministro da Justiça anunciou que as taxas de homicídios caíram mais de 20% em 2019 em comparação com o mesmo período do ano passado.

Cities could be our best weapon in the fight against climate change

Cities are stepping-up to confront many of the world’s biggest existential challenges – especially climate change. One reason is that cities have always been where the future happens first; spaces that cultivate creativity, resourcefulness and innovation.

It Isn’t Too Late to Save the Brazilian Rainforest

The fate of the Amazon is intertwined with the fate of the world. If 20-25 percent of its tree cover is cut down, scientists estimate, the basin’s capacity to absorb carbon dioxide would be severely compromised, taking out of operation one of the world’s largest carbon sinks.

ENTREVISTA: Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah é um cientista político canadense e especialista em cidades. É co-fundador do Instituto Igarapé – instituição sem fins lucrativos sediada no Rio de Janeiro

Q&A: Why Is Prison Violence So Bad in Brazil?

Brazil has struggled to contain prison violence for decades. A riot at the Altamira prison in Pará state on July 29, which left at least 62 inmates dead, revealed just how much work still needs to be done.

Inteligência artificial pode melhorar policiamento

Um novo estudo do Instituto Igarapé, Future Crime, destaca evidências sobre a previsão de crimes; e fornece uma visão geral das oportunidades e armadilhas das novas tecnologias de combate à criminalidade. Apresenta recomendações para garantir transparência e responsabilidade.

2019 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities

The 2019 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities takes place in Chicago June 5 through 7. Join the world’s leading urban thinkers and doers for this multiday, international forum cohosted by the Council and the Financial Times

Opinion: Brazil’s Prison Massacres Send A Dire Message

De Robert Muggah Publicado no NPR Once again, Brazil’s hellish prisons are making global headlines. The spotlight this week is on Manaus, the capital of the country’s northern Amazonas state, where violence at different prisons left 55 inmates dead. On Sunday, the mutilated bodies of 15

Gun makers at defense fair seek opening of Brazil market

Gun makers and military industry companies from all over the world gathered in Rio de Janeiro for Latin America’s largest defense and security fair Tuesday, hoping to benefit from Brazil’s new far-right administration and President Jair Bolsonaro’s vow to loosen gun laws.

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