The world is experiencing a climate emergency. Overheating of the Earth is already a burden for populations and ecosystems worldwide and its impacts will be catastrophic for society, especially in poor countries, if measures are not taken to limit global warming to 1.5 o C.
Brazil is both a villain and a victim of the climate crisis. The country is one of the ten largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world and, at the same time, it has urban populations, coastal areas and biomes that are extremely vulnerable to extreme weather events, sea level rise and average temperature increases.
Solutions must be collective. The crisis is global and affects society as a whole. Solutions must also be collective. We believe in networked action as the best way to unite different ideas and skills around this agenda.
Civil society plays a fundamental role. The transformations that the world needs to solve the climate crisis transcend governments and require social control, information and often pressure on public and private decision makers. Civil society has a crucial role to play in this scenario.
There are opportunities for the country. Brazil is in a unique position in the transition to a decarbonized world, due to its territorial extension, its forests, its energy matrix and the quality of its higher education. The fight against the climate crisis means not only protecting Brazilians, but also making them more prosperous.
Promotion of actions that contribute to a fair transition to a decarbonized economy and to defuse the threat of climate change to humanity and ecosystems;
Promotion of generation and consumption of energy from renewable sources, energy co- generation and energy efficiency;
Promotion of strategies for sustainable use of land, protection and restoration of biodiversity, guaranteeing the environmental health of biomes, recognizing their importance as sinks and vital reserves of carbon, biodiversity and water resources;
Protection and restoration of habitats based on native biomes, considering their specificities and local and regional characteristics;
Broad public consultation and assessment of impacts associated with greenhouse gas mitigation projects on communities, ecosystems, on ethnic and cultural diversity and on the way of life of communities, job creation and income distribution;