On the topic of climate, IVIG has hosted the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change (FBMC) since 2004, in addition to developing studies on greenhouse gases emissions from hydropower plants and their impacts on climate change, and researches on historical responsibilities and their consequences on international agreements, focusing on the Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.
On the topic of climate, the Institute has hosted since 2004 the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change (FBMC), created by Decree 3,515 issued on June 20 2000. The aim of the forum is to bring awareness and mobilization of society about issues which stem from climate change and about the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
The FBMC helps the government incorporate climate change issues to many stages of public policies. In this sense, its members have contributed to the construction of the Sectoral Plans of Climate Change Mitigation, through five Work Groups:
Learn more about the Forum at: www.forumclima.org.br
IVIG released the Global Change Collection aimed at the scientific community, the private initiative and public managers working with environment, especially with climate change. In partnership with Editora Interciência, three issues of the collection were published so far, discussing themes as: vulnerability and adaptation, water resources, biomass energy, solid waste and technological innovation.
Volume 1 - VULNERABILITY OF WATER RESOURCES OF REGIONS AND URBAN AREAS
Volume 2 - CARBON EMISSIONS AND LAND USE CHANGES
Volume 3 - VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTATION OF WATER RESOURCES TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN BRAZIL