Climate change

Due to the high degree of the urbanization´s countries, the cities are responsible for most of the national emissions, so the work done by IIS, in the most part, is focused on the urban agenda. The green climate change agenda is directly or indirectly covered by the other IIS work fronts.

To address the issue of climate adaptation, different perspectives can be used: regional / geographic, ecosystems, municipalities, states, economic sectors, etc. IIS has worked with very diverse perspectives, including: an Adaptation Plan for the State of Rio de Janeiro; a guide´s developing to support cities on the Climate Adaptation Plans’ development, in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); a study on the challenges of Brazilian cities regarding climate change; a more quantitative approach about risks and vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure in Brazil to climate change; and a study that seeks to understand the complementarities between national mitigation and adaptation goals, which are part of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), in relation to the equivalent goals of cities in the same country, including 12 Latin American countries and their capitals.

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Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Federal Republic of Germany Banco Mundial FBDS Ministério do Meio Ambiente - Governo Federal (MMA) Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) Secretaria do Meio Ambiente do Estado de São Paulo - SMA/SP UNEP/WCMC USP Global Environment Fund