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).
IIS at the World Water Week
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
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
First Landowners Meeting of the São João River Basin Protected Area – GEF Private Areas Project
Reforestation: 740 thousand hectares of Atlantic Forest are recovered from 2011 to 2015
The Cerrado is heading for the largest extinction of plants ever recorded in the world. According to Bernardo Strassburg, director of IIS, even if deforestation stops today, without restoration 657 sp
Agnieszka Latawiec, professor at PUC-Rio and IIS´ director, is awarded by the British Crown.
Researcher from Rio wins unprecedented prize from the world’s oldest scientific academy
Bernardo Strassburg talks to TV PUC-Rio about the progress of Cerrado deforestation, its consequences and the possibilities to avoid the collapse of the biome.
Bernardo Strassburg speaks with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) on the sidelines of the 13th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13).
Agnieszka Latawiec talks to UOL TV about the study that she coordinated about the lack of labor and the adoption of good agricultural practices in the Amazon
Agnieszka Latawiec talks to Terraviva TV about the study that coordinated about lack of labor and adoption of good agricultural practices in the Amazon
The G1 website has disseminated the study elaborated by CSRio, IIS and partners, which shows that in 30 years the Brazilian cerrado may have higher plant extinction in the world history
Bernardo Strassburg talks about the progress of deforestation in Cerrado in an article from Observatório Eco – Direito Ambiental.
Agência O Globo website has disseminated the study coordinated by Agnieszka Latawiec, where the lack of labour is pointed as the main problem for adoption of good agricultural practices in the Amazon
The Estadão website has disseminated the study coordinated by Agnieszka Latawiec where the lack of labour is pointed as the main problem for adoption of good agricultural practices in the Amazon
Discussion forum with Bernardo Strassburg and Agnieszka Latawiec, from IIS, at the Global Landscape Forum held in Paris – 2015 (from the 36th minute)
Centre for Conservation and Sustainability Science is inaugurated