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, which makes difficult to identify adaptation strategies, especially in cities.
To support decision makers, we work with different perspectives, seeking a more integrated vision in the development of proposals. Our work includes the urban agenda, as well as the elaboration of a guide for cities to develop Adaptation Plans or studies under a more quantitative approach of the risks and vulnerabilities of critical infrastructures in Brazil to climate changes, as well as the mitigation of impacts through projects, restoration and forest conservation.
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 – Planning Integrated Land Use
GEF Private Areas – Conserving biodiversity and rural landscapes
Economics of climate change in Brazil
Sustainable Rural Development in Paraitinga River Basin, São Paulo State
Soil quality and cleaner atmosphere
IIS launch summary at UN Climate Change Summit
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