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Infographics: Climate and Politics after Brazil's Elections

Here we share a series of infographics depicting the political context in Brazil after the latest presidential elections as well as a breakdown of the country's energy matrix, its greenhouse gas emissions and its latest proposal at the United Nations climate negotiations.

Key Messages

  • The Brazilian government will face major political, economic, and climate challenges during 2015.
  • The domestic context is not favorable for ambitious climate commitment before COP21 in Paris, as short-term concerns figure higher in the national agenda.
  • Still, the country‚Äôs on-going water and energy crises could help increase public awareness about the linkages between climate change and political and economic decisions, providing an opportunity that has never been greater.
  • The decrease in oil pricing and a shortage of investment resources by Petrobras due to corruption scandal may mark the biggest chance for Brazil to re-think its energy matrix away from fossil fuels and towards stronger renewables.

Click here to read the article that accompanies these infographics.

Ana Toni and Alice Amorim are part of the Nivela team; they are based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More information about their work is available here.

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