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Can Brazil create a sustainable, low-carbon economy?

Can Brazil create a sustainable, low-carbon economy? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As a large developing country with vast ecological wealth and huge potential for both renewable energy and environmental destruction, Brazil is an interesting case study for sustainability and — ultimately — the creation of a low-carbon...

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Amanda Jansen - Amanda Jansen heeft een notitie van Lilian...

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On November 10th, public school students in São Paulo State started a movement to occupy their schools when the São Paulo government began forcing an agenda to restructure of schools that didn’t include students as partners.
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Brazilian FUKUSHIMA - Rio Doce Disaster - YouTube

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Isabella Suarez's curator insight, November 30, 2015 6:41 PM

A Dam in Brazil broke and started a huge flood. It was officially named the largest disaster that has happened in Brazil. It caused many deaths.

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Brazil Shares Biodiversity Benefits - IDB Natural Capital

Brazil Shares Biodiversity Benefits - IDB Natural Capital | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since 1993, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has sought to promote and foster access to genetic resources, as well as the fair and equitable distribution of the benefits resulting from such access. The most important result has been the establishment, in October 2014, of The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS). In this field, Brazil, conscious of being one of the most mega-diverse countries with its abundant wealth in genetic and cultural resources, has been a pioneer in the implementation of an ABS mechanism by means of a Provisional Act that came into force in 2001.

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Argentina and Brazil Launch System for Paying Pensions in Local Currencies - Latin American Herald Tribune

Argentina and Brazil Launch System for Paying Pensions in Local Currencies - Latin American Herald Tribune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Rethinking digital culture policy in Brazil after the phase of hope | P2P Foundation

Rethinking digital culture policy in Brazil after the phase of hope | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A network of young enthusiasts who wanted to integrate their tech skills with a variety of cultural forms and traditions
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Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it has only 60 days of water supply remaining. The city "has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves," reports Reuters. - See more at: http://upriser.com/posts/alarm-bells-toll-for-human-civilization-as-world-s-12th-largest-mega-city-to-run-out-of-water-in-just-60-days#sthash.NoZG7Ee1.dpuf

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Julie Nordskog Andrews's curator insight, May 20, 2015 11:19 AM

What do you do when one of the world's largest cities runs out of water?

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Brazil's dietary guidelines are so much better than the USDA's

Brazil's dietary guidelines are so much better than the USDA's | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As anyone who has read Marion Nestle's Food Politics or Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food knows, the US Department of Agriculture's attempts to issue dietary advice have always been haunted by industry influence and a reductionist vision of nutrition science. The department finally ditched its silly pyramids a few years ago, but its guidelines remain vague and arbitrary (for example, how does dairy merit inclusion as one of five food groups?).
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Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, December 15, 2014 10:18 PM

This is quite amazing seeing how the United States way of looking at dietary guidelines is so overly complicated compared to what the guideline are for Brazilian’s. They give 10 simple and easy to follow instructions on what to limit, avoid, what to eat, where to eat, when to eat, and a variety of other important information about food consumption. The United States could easily learn a thing or two from what these guidelines state. 

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In Brazil, an increasingly networked society enables new mechanisms of accountability

In Brazil, an increasingly networked society enables new mechanisms of accountability | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Digital media's role in Brazil is being embraced and questioned, reports Alex Howard. Learn how human rights, the right to record, and Brazil's Bill of Internet Rights factor into this discussion. 


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Bracing for Bitcoin in Buenos Aires - Bitcoin Magazine

Bracing for Bitcoin in Buenos Aires - Bitcoin Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There is a large, imposing steel door along a popular street, in the bustling downtown business hub of Buenos Aires. There are no visible markings, or signs, that would indicate to passers-by what is housed inside. And given the time of day, it may take a few buzzes before anyone answers the door. But when someone does get around to letting you in, you’ll quickly find yourself in the nascent epicenter of Buenos Aires’ burgeoning Bitcoin industry.

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Brazil builds giant Amazon tower

Brazil builds giant Amazon tower | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin to monitor climate change.

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Why Brazil Is Actually Winning The Internet - BuzzFeed

Why Brazil Is Actually Winning The Internet - BuzzFeed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

John Perry Barlow, founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, was one of the first of the web’s elite digerati to receive an invitation. Barlow was working at the time with Brazil’s minister of culture, musician Gilberto Gil, to expand the range of Brazilian music available to remix and share online, and he decided to give all 100 of his invites to Brazilian friends. Two years later, 11 million Brazilians were on Orkut — out of only 14 million internet users in the whole country. (By comparison, the U.S. had more than 10 times as many Americans online by then, but only 14% of them were using social networks.)

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Mining waste reaches Brazilian coast two weeks after BHP dam collapse

Mining waste reaches Brazilian coast two weeks after BHP dam collapse | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tide is expected to spread along a 5.5-mile stretch of coastline, threatening a nature reserve after killing plants and animals along 400 miles of the Rio Doce
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Brazil's slow-motion environmental catastrophe unfolds

Brazil's slow-motion environmental catastrophe unfolds | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Toxic mudslide from collapse of dams spreads as BHP Billiton fined $66m
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Norway rewards Brazil with $1 billion for keeping the Amazon full of trees

Norway rewards Brazil with $1 billion for keeping the Amazon full of trees | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the deal an "outstanding example" of international collaboration on sustainability
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Tropixel Ciência Aberta – Tropixel Open Science – June 2015 | OCSDNET

Tropixel Ciência Aberta – Tropixel Open Science – June 2015 | OCSDNET | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

• An event was held in Ubatuba, Brazil during June 2015 to discuss the adoption of open science and provide visibility to regional initiatives using open and collaborative methodologies.

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Bliive: Brazilian barter website turns time into money - BBC News - BBC News

Bliive: Brazilian barter website turns time into money - BBC News - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Brazilian site that lets people give tarot card readings and get air conditioner repairs in return is expanding into Europe.
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How 3D Printing and FabLabs are Ushering in Changes Within the Brazilian Economy

How 3D Printing and FabLabs are Ushering in Changes Within the Brazilian Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What do you know about FabLabs? Do you know anything about the stage of 3D printing in the developing countries? South America’s giant, Brazil, is the world’s seventh-largest economy with a population of almost 200 million. The middle class is growing, and millions have been lifted out of poverty. Over the past decade, the country has had strong growth driven by high commodity prices. However, for the past few years, Brazil has also grown unevenly. Public discontent was clearly made visible before and during the FIFA World Cup. Poor public services, high taxes, inflation, corruption, and antiquated and insufficient/lack of infrastructures, as well as slow economic expansion, are many reasons for this discontent. Nevertheless, the main issue is structural: “mostly-unfree” economic freedom. Rules, regulations, and laws limit economic choices and options. Brazil’s economy is the 118th freest in the 2015 Index. Thus, I was curious about the presence of 3D printing in such an economy.

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Crowdlearning and coworking in Porto Alegre: atmospherics by the Sharing Brothers | P2P Foundation

Crowdlearning and coworking in Porto Alegre: atmospherics by the Sharing Brothers | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Very interesting episode which focuses on the relation between community dynamics and business models.

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Left Victory in Brazil: World Consequences

On Oct. 26, Pres. Dilma Rousseff of Brazil of the Partido dos Trabalhadores (Workers Party, PT) won re-election in the second round of voting by a narrow margin against Aécio Neves of the Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (Brazilian Social Democratic Party, PSDB). Despite the name of the PSDB, this was a clear left-right struggle, in which voters generally voted their class position, even though the programs of the two parties were on many fronts more centrist than left or right.

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Curto Café - P2P Foundation

Curto Café - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

= Coffee-producing community without permanent staff, and no hierarchies, where every client may include him/herself on the crew, interfering with ideas and productions


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Human Ecosystems in Sao Paulo: the Real-Time Museum of the City

Human Ecosystems in Sao Paulo: the Real-Time Museum of the City | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

From September 23rd to 28th, as a parallel program of the International Meeting on Culture and New Technologies, the SESC Vila Mariana will hosts the Human Ecosystems project, by the Italian artists Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico (Art is Open Source).

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Interviewed: Felipe Altenfelder of Fora do Eixo on Mutualizing Music

Interviewed: Felipe Altenfelder of Fora do Eixo on Mutualizing Music | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In Brazil, Fora do Eixo is a social experiment to provide music and culture to the public, and livelihoods to culture makers, by mutualizing the means of production for music. Fora do Eixo is occasionally the subject of vivid controversies in Brazil and it is, therefore, a good moment to have the views of one of the founders of this movement.

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How Rio’s residents are fighting World Cup inflation with fake currency

How Rio’s residents are fighting World Cup inflation with fake currency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The residents of Rio have had enough. Fed up with high inflation and rip-off prices ahead of this year’s World Cup and the Olympics in 2016, they have set up a Facebook page called “Rio $urreal – Don’t Pay” dedicated to “exposing and boycotting the extortionate prices being charged by bars, restaurants and shops”. It has quickly gathered close on 150,000 supporters, and is growing fast.

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