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- DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013This 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; sustainability issues; expansion, land use and agro-ecological zoning of sugarcane; bagasse, cogeneration and bioelectricity; and advanced biofuels.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011By ratifying human rights treaties, States assume obligations and duties under international law to respect, protect and fulfil human rights. But these obligations will do nothing if governments do not allocate public funds to the realisation of those human rights.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) – a Latin American innovation – have now gained fame around the world for their effectiveness in promoting human development, fighting poverty and reducing inequality.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012Citizen participation in governance at the local level has long been acknowledged to play a role in improving public policies. It is seen as enhancing policies’ responsiveness to the population’s needs and their quality, as citizens make creative and innovative proposals to solve development challenges.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2014The publications presented in this Spotlight cover some of the key issues related to city-level climate change mitigation and adaptation in Latin America, with a particular focus on: the prominent role of cities in Latin America; city-level climate mitigation and adaptation in Latin America; greenhouse gas inventories; waste; transportation; disaster preparedness; health; and poverty.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011Latin American countries pioneered the use of Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) to achieve important impacts in human development indicators. This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing important aspects of the Latin American CCT experience.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing some of the main aspects of the Latin American experience with disaster risk management (DRM) in cities: links and relationships between urban poverty and disasters; the importance of regulatory frameworks, institutions and governance; the challenges and opportunities of building resilient cities; the political ecDocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012Extractive industry investment in Latin America has increased considerably since the early 1990s, especially in the last decade.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012Questions about land use are inextricably related to decisions about where and how to engage in extractive industry activities.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011Many Latin American countries are rich with natural resources like oil, gas and minerals, and they have a wealth of experience to share in terms of the investment policies they have pursued to develop their extractive industries.