Study shows that zero deforestation is economically feasible in Brazil

Impacts on the GDP and wages would be minor, offset through an uptick in cattle-ranching intensification rates If all legal and illegal deforestation…

Study indicates economic, social and environmental impact of having zero emissions from the Brazilian electricity sector  

Measure would be important in reducing emissions and have practically no impact on GDP and income in the country  The study What will…

Scholars of the Environment Chair present preliminary research data

Studies tackle urban mobility and the use of natural gas vehicles The number of vehicles in São Paulo is constantly growing. At the…

This month’s interview: Roberto Kishinami

This month’s interview: Roberto Kishinami Energy planning in Brazil must lead to socio-environmental development Brazil’s electricity matrix is cleaner than most countries, but…

This month’s interview: William Wills

Zero emissions from the electricity sector in Brazil would have negligible impact on GDP Coordinator of the study What does it cost to…

For growth and increased market share, Brazil needs to be green

President of UBS Brazil believes environmental assets and agribusiness are the best bet for Brazil to have prominence in the globalized world Sylvia…

Minister of Cities agrees with study on residing in far off locations, currently in development by the Escolhas Institute.

The low-cost housing project, which appears to be segregating the low-income population in remote locations, is scheduled to launch in July this year…

Digital platform allows users to simulate future Brazilian electric matrix

The aim is to promote contemplation about energy sources and their impact on the economy, the environment, and the lives of Brazilians The…

Escolhas releases publication about the Brazilian electrical matrix

Aim of the study is to understand the impact of electricity generation sources on the economy and emissions The Escolhas Institute has released…

Platform calculates investment necessary for forest restoration of rural properties

The Escolhas Institute has launched a digital platform #Quantoé? plantar floresta (Planting forest: what is the cost?) that helps estimate the financial sums…

How much does Brazil need to invest to recover 12 million hectares of forests?

In December 2015, 195 countries gathered to create the Paris Agreement, around the commitment to contain global warming within 2° C, with efforts…

Economic and Social Impacts of a Carbon Tax in Brazil

This cover document presents a study, developed by the Instituto Escolhas, on the adoption of an alternative of US$36/tCO2 e as a Carbon…