The growth in consumption of natural resources and the impacts due to their exploitation, are profoundly altering the functioning of ecosystems,
with damaging effects to biogeochemical cycles, threatening the provision of ecosystem services, essential for human existence and well-being. To reverse this situation, it is necessary to rethink development patterns, balancing the social, economic and environmental pillars.
In this context, our projects seek to highlight the synergies between biodiversity conservation and socioeconomic development, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which contains the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), configuring itself as an action plan for people, planet and for prosperity.
In addition to the efforts aimed at sustainable agricultural production practices, our work also covers production chains, such as strengthening fair trade and short marketing chains (SDG 12 “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”); sustainable production and consumption practices, which constitute an opportunity for the generation of green jobs and sustainable economic growth (SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all), combining poverty eradication (SDG 1) and targeting actions towards the most vulnerable populations, with social inclusion, reducing inequalities (SDG 10 “Reducing inequality within and among countries”) and women's empowerment (SDG 5 “Achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls).
Winners of the contest “SUSTAINABILITY: What does it mean to you?”
Could a future pandemic come from the Amazon?
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution: Local Perception in Forest Landscape Restoration Planning: A Case Study From the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Workshop on agricultural commodities production and trade scenarios outcomes on land use change and biodiversity in Brazil
Earth Optimist Brazil 2021
2020 in retrospective
Survey-based qualitative analysis of young generation perception of sustainable development in Poland
CSRio Seminar: Are new frameworks needed? Discussion in the scope of environmental projects
Humanity at a crossroads, says UN Global Biodiversity Outlook 5
Socio-environmental conflicts and urban sustainability in the city of Rio de Janeiro
CSRio Seminar: “Caminho da Mata Atlântica: a trail reconnecting people, forests and protected areas”
Economic Benefits of Protecting 30% of Planet’s Land and Ocean Outweigh the Costs at Least 5-to-1
Podcast “Biochar for soil quality and farming sustainability in Brazil”
IIS team members attended the World Biodiversity Forum
The Review of Biomass Potential for Agricultural Biogas Production in Poland
Games and the Communication of Ecosystem Services to Non-Scientific Audiences
NATWIP: Nature based solutions for water management in the periurban: linking ecological, social and economic dimensions
Sustainable Rural Development in Paraitinga River Basin, São Paulo State
CSRio Seminar welcomes Luísa Côrtes
CSRio Seminar welcomes Cecília Herzog on the talk “Nature-Based Solutions for Contemporary City Challenges”
Meeting with institutions and local leaders of Pouso Alto´s APA – GEF Private Areas