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Role of cities and states in the climate agenda

The report “How Brazilian state governments face climate change”, developed by CDP Latin America, was launched. This is now available on the Subnational Platform for the CLIMATE.


The report “How Brazilian state governments face climate change” was launched. This is now available on the Subnational Platform for the CLIMATE and was written by CDP Latin America. The text aims to present an analysis of the status of the climate action of the Brazilian states based on information submitted by them to CDP in 2020. Among the main results, the following are highlighted:


- 18 Brazilian states have already adopted state policies focused on the climate and 19 states have a forum or committee to deal with the subject in a structured manner with representatives of civil society.


- 14 states responded positively to the question about having a regional inventory of greenhouse gas emissions and 13 provided details about their inventories.


- There is a very low number of Brazilian states with goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Only 5 states responded by saying they had goals and one of them did not provide any details about them.


- 7 states claim to have risk or vulnerability analysis. However, 15 states responded that they are in the process of adoption or intending to adopt in the next 2 years. 7 states responded that they have an adaptation plan.


The development of a carbon market is the most cited climate action opportunity (10 states selected this option), followed by the development of the sustainable management of water and the development of projects involving resilience to climate change.


The Report was launched during the Technical Meeting #3 of ACA Brazil, which included Marina Caetano, from the Talanoa Institute; José Mauro, from the Department of the Environment of Pará; Sônia Knauer, from the Department of the Environment of Belo Horizonte – MG; Sandino Lamarca, from the Municipal Department of the Environment of Serra Talhada – PE; and Andreia Banhe, from CDP Latin America. The event closed the cycle of the three technical meetings in relation to the climate agenda of the subnational governments.



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