Brazil

Report

Individual actors, collective initiatives and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions
5 Sep 2018

Since the Paris Climate Agreement solidified an “all hands on deck” approach to climate change, cities, regions and businesses have become key contributors to mitigation, adaptation and finance efforts. These actors are pledging a range of actions, from directly reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions...

Article

4 Dec 2017

Trips to and from public transit are called "last mile" trips, and are arguably one of the most important for pedestrians and the smooth functioning of public transit systems.

Report

12 Oct 2017

This report attempts to address recent evolutions in the fast-paced field of coordinating and harmonising social protection programs, and provides practical guidance for policymakers and practitioners grappling with the issue.

Briefing paper

8 May 2017

This paper is part of a series of briefing papers that examine the climate change policies of the countries key to the Paris Agreement and its effective and ongoing implementation.

Executive Summary

With Brazil struggling to revive its stagnant economy, there...

Conference paper

15 May 2016

The principal aim of this paper is to examine the criteria assisting in the selection of biomass for energy generation in Brazil. To reach the aim, this paper adopts case study and survey research methods to collect information from four biomass energy case companies and...

Report

29 Jan 2016

Geoblocking and Global Video Culture explores the cultural implications of access control and circumvention in an age of VPNs. Featuring seventeen chapters from diverse critical positions and locations – including China, Iran, Malaysia, Turkey, Cuba, Brazil, USA, Sweden and Australia.

Contributors: Ramon Lobato,...

Report

27 Nov 2015

This report makes evidence-based findings about how current levels of translation, commercialisation and collaboration in Australia could be improved and examines how international models could be applied in Australia.

Report

1 Nov 2015

This research discovers that G20 country governments’ support to fossil fuel production marries bad economics with potentially disastrous consequences for climate change. In effect, governments are propping up the production of oil, gas and coal, much of which cannot be used if the world is...

Book

29 Sep 2015

This book is about 24 developing countries that have embarked on the journey towards universal health coverage (UHC) following a bottom-up approach, with a special focus on the poor and vulnerable, through a systematic data collection that provides practical insights to policymakers and practitioners....

Article

2 Apr 2015

To support making walking both accessible and safe, sidewalks / footpaths should be constructed with these eight complementary and interconnected principles in mind.

Guide

1 Feb 2015

Public policy observatories are an initiative that some public administrations in the US and Europe have implemented to manage knowledge. The use of observatories enables public administrators to have greater information to design, develop, implement, and evaluate their public policies.

This publication aims to...

Commentary

Article

22 Oct 2014

Brazilians will return to the polls on the 26 October to elect their new president. The runoff election pitches the current incumbent, Ms Dilma Rousseff from the center‐left Workers’ Party (PT), against the two‐time governor of the State of Minas Gerais and Senator, Mr. Aecio...

Audio

8 Jun 2014

This week the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil. Rear Vision looks at the largest economy in Latin America and its attempt to deal with poverty and income disparity.

Brazil is Latin America’s largest country with a population of around 200 million. Although...

Journal article

1 Feb 2014

This paper investigates the environmental sustainability and competitiveness perceptions of small farmers in a region in northern Brazil. The main data collection instruments included a survey questionnaire and an analysis of the region’s strategic plan. In total, ninety-nine goat and sheep breeding farmers were surveyed....

Journal article

22 Jul 2013

This paper investigates the environmental sustainability and competitiveness perceptions of small farmers in a region in northern Brazil. The main data collection instruments included a survey questionnaire and an analysis of the region’s strategic plan. In total, ninety-nine goat and sheep breeding farmers were surveyed....

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

The northeast of Brazil is a semiarid region where water scarcity is a major problem dealt with by the construction of dams. This policy generated a dense reservoir network in the region, resulting in a complex system. The impacts of the network have been assessed,...

Journal article

1 Jan 2011

The theoretical discourse in development studies has struggled with how to integrate cultural practices into development programs in a prominent way. This thesis offers a rearticulation of culture as "cultural institutions" in order to apply conceptual renderings of culture to the more formalized literature concerning...

Journal article

1 Jan 2010

The three essays study distinct issues related to the well-being of rural households. The first essay evaluates public investments in forest-based microenterprises as part of an integrated conservation and development project in the Brazilian Amazon. I use matching with regression methods to quantify the effects...

Journal article

1 Jan 2010

My research examines why some smallholder farmers in the Brazilian Amazon are leaving agriculture and migrating large urban centers, and then returning to rural and peri-urban areas. My secondary research question explores to what extent identification with rural lifeways may play a part in influencing...

Report

1 Jan 2009

Rural Brazil has gone through a crisis in the past century. Modernization and technology shifts has left agriculture in few very mechanized hands and pushed the rural labor force into industrialized urban areas. This phenomenon is called the Rural Exodus .

The Pampas, the...

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