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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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Ecosystem based approaches for climate change adaptation in Caribbean SIDS
B. Chatenoux / Global Resource Information Database 2013
Existing climate variability and global climate change are major threats to sustainable development in the Caribbean, particularly for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Hurricanes, storm surges and extreme rainfall events cau...
Evidences of climate change impacts on ecotourism in the Caribbean basin
L. Estela / National Center for Environmental Decision-Making Research, USA 2009
During the last recent years several potential climate change impacts on the main human economical activities such as tourism has been described, and there are relevant reports, scientific studies and newspaper information explaining ...
Growing greener cities in Latin America and the Caribbean - a-i3696e.pdf
This report looks at the progress that has been made toward realising 'greener cities' in which urban and peri-urban agriculture is recognised by public policy and included in urban development strategies and land-use planning. It is ...
Smallholders at risk: monoculture expansion, land, food and livelihoods in Latin America
A. Guereña; S. Burgos / Oxfam 2014
Greater investment in agriculture is needed to reduce rural poverty and improve food security; but how investment is made, its context and conditions, is at least as important as how much is invested. Case studies of large-scal...
Human rights and resource conflicts in the Amazon
Rainforest Foundation Norway 2015
The Amazon comprises the largest tract of tropical rainforest in the world. Numerous indigenous peoples have traditionally inhabited this region, and 25 percent of its total land area is formally recognised as indigenous territories. ...
Making women’s work visible: finance for rural women
Women's World Banking 2014
Globally more than one billion women have no interaction with a bank or financial service provider. Rural women face unique challenges and limitations. They have, on average, lower levels of literacy and education than men, and genera...
Spotlight on arguments: adaptation in semi-arid regions
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2013
Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) in Latin America is a large field, with many complimentary issues, such as agroforestry, water management, meteorological forecasting, and even the link between CBA and development itself. Each entry i...
Spotlight on key publications: climate change adaptation in mountain ecosystems
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2012
Mountain ecosystems in Central America and the Andean region play an important role in relation to economic activities, ecosystem services and cultural heritage in numerous Latin American countries. It is the mountains where the regio...
Spotlight on publications: adaptation in semi-arid regions
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2011
Community-based responses to climate change build the capacity of populations to adapt in the face of increasing climate variability. This selection highlights some key publications related to Community- Based Adaptation (CBA) in Lati...
Spotlight on publications: Brazil’s ethanol programme
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2013
This Spotlight highlights some of the key publications that study, analyse and document Brazil’s ethanol programme. The publications focus on the following specific issues: Brazilian government policies to promote the sector; su...
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