Entries by Lourival Sant'Anna

You never forget your first jaguar

Adriano Gambarini The year was 2000. I was already part of the Instituto Pró-Carnívoros, a pioneering institution in the study of Brazilian neotropical carnivores. At that time, little was known […]

Science blackout

For the first time, rich countries accepted the idea of setting up a loss and damage fund to compensate developing countries affected by catastrophes associated with climate change. But Brazil has not done the scientific work of measuring its losses and damages and relating them to climate change. “Brazil has been very out of touch in this conversation,” says specialist Natalie Unterstell.

Brazil is back

You may or may not like Lula, but it is unquestionable, for those familiar with the environment and climate diplomacy, that his participation at COP27 was a success.

Rainforests Opec

Rainforest countries have presented proposals that indicate how much they are looking forward to Brazil assuming its role as a climate superpower. Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo proposed to Brazil creating a kind of “tropical forests OPEC”, whereas the Colombian government defended the creation of a bloc of Amazonian countries.

Climate superpower

President-elect Lula is going to participate at the COP-27 in Egypt. It will be a unique opportunity for Brazil to reclaim its role as a climate superpower. The conference takes place at a time of acute crisis for the planet in general and for the Amazon in particular.

Funds for the environment

Brazil created an entire architecture for financing programs, not only for inspection, but above all for promoting sustainable development. That system was dismantled, funds were emptied and diverted. But it is still there, and it can work again, if and when there is political will, says Alessandra Cardoso, from Inesc.

Indigenous female leaders

There is a tendency to see indigenous culture as something static. As if changes necessarily represented the abandonment of indigenous culture. But, if we stop to think about it, there are no cultures like that. Every culture changes.

When we were drones

The feeling of seeing that sea of ​​Amazonian trees, the pulsation of the Pantanal lagoons, the very high cliffs of the unknown Raso da Catarina. In other corners, the transparency of oceans, the vastness of deserts, even the urban chaos and the straightness of buildings acquire another beauty when seen from above.