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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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MenCare in Latin America: Challenging harmful masculine norms and promoting positive changes in men’s caregiving' EMERGE Story of Change 5
BRIDGE, 2015
This story of change pulls out the main findings and recommendations from EMERGE case study 5, which highlights the MenCare campaign in Latin America and its work to promote positive fatherhood and men's caregiving roles.
Carbon neutral tourism program greenhouse gas mitigation options assessment for the tourism sector
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, 2012
This report presents the analysis of technical feasibility and cost effectiveness of greenhouse gas mitigation options for the tourism sector in the Caribbean. This work comprises part of the deliverables under Component 1 of the Cari...
Final national climate change policy, strategy and action plan for Suriname 2014-2021
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, 2015
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Suriname’s people, society, economy and environment are already affected by extreme weather and climate events, and are under increasing risk from the impacts associa...
Road map on building a green economy for sustainable development in Carriacou, Petite Martinique, Grenada
United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, 2012
Road Map on Building A Green Economy for Sustainable Development in Carriacou, Petite Martinique, Grenada. This study represents a first attempt to define the major changes needed to induce the transformation of the economy of ...
Policy development for innovative renewable energy implementation in island regions
D. Kammen; R. Shirley / College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkley, 2011
This article examines advancements being made by both public utility companies and independent energy companies in both utility scale and distributed generation technology within the Caribbean coming upon a number of considerations th...
Sensitivity of crop water need to 2071–95 projected temperature and precipitation changes in Jamaica
S. Curtis 2014
This study uses empirical models to examine the potential impact of climate change, based on a range of 100 year phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) projections, on crop water need in Jamaica. Over the an...
Climate change legislation in Grenada
M. Nachmany / Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, 2015
Part of the 2015 Global Climate Legislation Study: a Review of Climate Change Legislation in 99 Countries. Grenada is especially vulnerable to climate change impacts, such as rising sea levels and increased temperatures . In re...
Latin America’s national human rights institutions: fostering democratic transitions and guaranteeing human rights
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2015
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Latin America – also known as Public Defenders, Ombudsman Offices, Human Rights Commissions or Human Rights Attorneys – take on a variety of roles.  Overall, they aim to b...
Victims’ rights in multicultural contexts: The case of Inés Fernández at the Inter-American court of human rights
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
What advances can we identify in international human rights regimes that incorporate alternative cultural understandings of reparations in their verdicts? This Brief responds to this question through a detailed study of the case of In...
Sustainable energy for SVG: The government's national energy policy
Government of Grenada, 2009
The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines recognizes that energy plays a major role in the diversification of the country's economy and in the pursuit of poverty reduction. River flows are threatened by deforestation, ...
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