Brazil is the eighth largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Yet it has an unusual emissions profile, with 75 per cent emissions resulting from the fact that it houses one of the world's largest ecosystems: the Amazon.
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The contribution of tropical hydropower plants to global warming should be included in national inventories, say P. Fearnside and S. Pueyo.
1 June 2012
Source: Nature Climate Change
The hydrological ecosystem services of Amazonian forests must be valued, says conservation biologist Carlos Peres.
Deforestation in the Amazon and strong renewable energy programmes make Brazil a unique player in global climate change discussions.
14 February 2007
Scientists have warned that decisions of the Brazilian government to promote economic development threaten the environmental preservation.
11 July 2012
Sustainable development must integrate solutions based on local knowledge and not just top-down tech transfer, a forum has heard.
18 June 2012