The global climate change is one of the biggest problems facing humanity today.
The complexity of the scientific understanding of this phenomenon introduces a high degree of uncertainty, making it challenging to identify adaptation strategies, especially in cities.
To support decision-makers, IIS develops projects and research in the climate agenda. Our involvement spans from participation in the development of Adaptation Plans and studies on risks and vulnerabilities to climate change, to the mitigation of impacts through the implementation of projects focused on the restoration and conservation of Brazilian ecosystems.
Regulations, Agro-Commodity Production, and Zero Deforestation
Yield increases mediated by pollination and carbon payments can offset restoration costs in coffee landscapes
Now it’s law: Pará must restore vegetation on 5.6 million hectares
During COP 28, Pará launches a plan co-led by IIS to restore the Amazon
COP 28 Climate Summit: Acknowledging Progress, Facing Challenges, and Brazil’s Role for a Sustainable Future
COP 28: What is it, and what is its importance in combating climate change?
After all, what is the Carbon Market and how does it work?
How do the conservation and restoration of ecosystems contribute to the climate agenda?
What are NbS and what are their contributions to mitigation and adaptation in the face of climate change?
Meta-analysis of carbon stocks and biodiversity outcomes across Brazilian restored biomes
Framework to guide the mitigation of natural disasters through Nature-based Solutions
IIS is one of the winners of the “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Scenario Modelling Challenge”
Video: PLANGEA Web International Launch
IIS launches online platform with priority areas for ecosystems conservation and restoration around the world
Carbon Market for small and medium-sized Brazilian rural properties
Video: discussion panel “Ambitious and synergistic goals for COPs decisions on Climate (COP27) and Biodiversity (COP15)”
IIS contributes to different targets of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Post-2020 GBF)
Putting spatial planning on the map: how high-ambition countries are achieving nature and climate goals
Tech to Track: Harnessing the potential of spatial data & digital technologies to prioritise nature and climate action
Wildlife populations face fast decline in Latin America
Living Planet Report 2022: building a nature-positive society
IIS-re.green partnership to restore at least 1 million hectares of forests
SPACES: spatial intelligence for climate and nature
CSRio Seminar: Solutions for cities: a successful case study of a polluted city in Europe
Bernardo Strassburg, Executive Director of IIS, listed as one of the best scientists in the world by Stanford University and Elsevier
How do we best synergize climate mitigation actions to co-benefit biodiversity?
What have we learned in 2021? – IIS Retrospective
Economic and financial analysis of the investment opportunities in the state of Mato Grosso arising from the PCI Strategy
Areas of global importance for conserving terrestrial biodiversity, carbon and water
IPBES-IPCC co-sponsored workshop report on biodiversity and climate change
Expertise on #23 – Integrated approach: better choices for restoring ecosystems
World Environment Day and the launch of the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration
IIS in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Could a future pandemic come from the Amazon?
Which landscapes should we restore first?
2020 in retrospective
Science: Set ambitious goals for biodiversity and sustainability
Bernardo Strassburg interview about the study “Global priority areas for ecosystem restoration”
Nature: Global priority areas for ecosystem restoration
Restoring 30% of the world’s ecosystems in priority areas could stave off more than 70% of projected extinctions and absorb nearly half of the carbon built up in the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution
Humanity at a crossroads, says UN Global Biodiversity Outlook 5
Economic Benefits of Protecting 30% of Planet’s Land and Ocean Outweigh the Costs at Least 5-to-1
Empty streets and reduced pollution: Environment benefits from coronavirus expansion
“From disaster risk reduction to ecosystem-based adaptation in favelas” – CSRio seminar welcomes Ebba Brink
Forest Management and Decision-making Under Rapid Global Change – CSRio seminar welcomes Jacob Bukoski
PLANGEA: Strategic Land Use Planning
GEF Private Areas – Conserving biodiversity and rural landscapes
Economics of climate change in Brazil
Sustainable Rural Development in Paraitinga River Basin, São Paulo State
Evaluating the impact of future actions in minimizing vegetation loss from land conversion in the Brazilian Cerrado under climate change
Soil quality and cleaner atmosphere
IIS launch summary at UN Climate Change Summit
Modeling the Role of Remaining Tropical Forests in Climate Change Mitigation
Challenges and opportunities for improving eco-efficiency of tropical forage-based systems to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions
A large-scale field assessment of carbon stocks in human-modified tropical forests
Understanding relationships between biodiversity, carbon, forests and people
Reducing emissions from deforestation—The ‘‘combined incentives’’ mechanism and empirical simulations
Global congruence of carbon storage and biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems
Impacts of incentives to avoid emissions from deforestation on global species extinctions
Brazil is the country with the greatest potential for regeneration of tropical forests
Limiting the high impacts of Amazon forest dieback with no-regrets science and policy action
Algorithm helps in the restoration of the Atlantic Forest
Climate Change, Critical Infrastructures in Brazil and Economic Damages (Portuguese only)
Atlantic Forest: where it is worth to restore
Research help Atlantic Forest
Algorithm indicates the best places to restore the Atlantic Forest
Restoration with agriculture – New methodology indicates that reconciling recovery of the Atlantic Forest with interest of the farmer can reduce costs and increase benefits
Optimizing restoration can deliver an eightfold increase in cost-effectiveness
Brazil could save more species at half the cost with new forest restoration plan
Brazlian researcher presents novel approach to identify optimal priority areas for restoration in Atlantic Forest hotspot
Restoration where it pays off
Brazil conservation plan could save three times the species for half the money
Centre for Conservation and Sustainability Science is inaugurated