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Spotlight series: IGARAPÉ

The Igarapé Institute was formed in 2011 to raise the level of debate and action on issues of security and development in Brazil, across the Americas and in the South. The name, Igarapé, is a local indigenous word for "small river". The Institute sees its role as a channel linking global decision makers with local actors and a broker bringing Brazil. Here we turn look at the Igarapé Institute, as part of our Spotlight series profiling research organisations based in developing countries.

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Forest governance in Latin America: strategies for implementing REDD
M. Aguilar-Støen; F. Toni; C. Hirsch / Springerlink 2016
Global interest in and attention to forests have grown as concerns about global warming and climate change have taken a heightened position in international policy debates. Forests have been repositioned in international arenas as rep...
Changing elites, institutions and environmental governance
B. Bull; M. Aguilar-Støen / Springerlink 2016
The topic of elites has always been controversial in Latin American social sciences. Elites have been studied indirectly as landowners, capitalists, business-leaders or politicians, and have also been approached directly using concept...
Human development and poverty reduction in developing countries
O. Attanasio / Department for International Development, UK 2016
The main objectives of the research financed by the DfID/ESRC grant have been: i) to better understand the processes through which human capital is accumulated in developing countries; and, ii) how this process can lead to the reducti...
Developing beans that can beat the heat
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2015
In Africa and Latin America, the production of beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, which include higher temperatures and more frequent drought. Within the last 15 years, CGIAR researchers have ...
Health care facility climate change resiliency workshop
Pan American Health Organization 2015
In addition to their primary roles in treating illness and injuries, health care facilities provide a first line of defence in protecting individuals and communities from the impacts of climate change. However, recent events demonstra...
Vulnerability indicators of adaptation to climate change and policy implications for investment projects
Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 2015
Relevant and appropriate indicators for vulnerability at both the local levels are significant for effective adaptation to climate change. The paper reviews the literature of these indicators, and explores this issue using a s...
Influencing gender - inclusive climate change policies in Latin America
Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security 2015
Latin America is currently preparing for the impacts of climate change, and many governments and influential sectors are in the process of developing mitigation and adaptation strategies. As gender influences men’s and wo...
Research on biodiversity and climate change at a distance: collaboration networks between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean
PLoS ONE 2015
Biodiversity loss and climate change are both globally significant issues that must be addressed through collaboration across countries and disciplines. With the December 2015 COP21 climate conference in Paris and the recent c...
Blue Solutions from Latin America and the wider Caribbean
Blue Solutions 2015
Marine and coastal ecosystems face a wide array of threats, mainly from humankind. Habitat loss and degradation, overfishing, destructive fishing methods, eutrophication and pollution all deteriorate the state of oceans and coasts. In...
Climate-smart investment potential in Latin America: a trillion dollar opportunity
International Finance Corporation 2016
As a result of the successful United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in December 2015, the international community has committed to limit the level of glob...
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