Improving climate governance by establishing a climate policy tracking platform is a key step to reducing emissions that contribute to global climate change. Under the Paris Agreement, Brazil is committed to a 37 percent reduction in emissions by 2025 and a 43 percent reduction by 2030 from 2005 levels. Fighting deforestation, building a diversified and renewable energy mix, encouraging energy efficiency, adopting measures that get people out of their cars and trucks and promoting forest restoration and degraded pasture recovery can help Brazil to reach this goal.
WRI Brasil develops projects to protect communities and natural ecosystems from the damage caused by anthropogenic climate change and create economic opportunities that speed Brazil’s transition to a low-carbon economy.
WRI Brasil participates in the creation and implementation of national and subnational policies to recommend ways to integrate and monitor the implementation of climate policies and plans. It supports the Climate Observatory and leads the Brazil Coalition on Climate, Forest and Agriculture. Along with the Ministries of the Environment and Agriculture and other subnational governments, WRI Brasil works to monitor the Brazilian climate policy implementation. We also use practical tools, including the GHG Protocol, to monitor GHG emissions reductions in the urban, agriculture and forest sectors to monitor GHG emissions reductions. WRI Brasil has set forth Technical Cooperation Terms with federal and state government bodies to strengthen the work to implement the Brazilian Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Additionally, our team supports the creation of a national mandatory system to measure, report and verify (MRV) GHG emissions.