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Brazil Needs Climate Policies – Articles



Brazil Needs Climate Policies - Articles

What can every Brazilian citizen do about global warming? Never before has humanity consumed and polluted so quickly. There is a structural problem in the world, and this is not global warming, since this phenomenon is just a consequence of the logic of life: anthropocentric neo-extractivism, an important problem for Latin American critics such as Alberto Acosta, Eduardo Gudinas, Maristella Swampa. and Sylvia Kusikanki. There are environmental political scientists in Brazil: Copenava and Crenac.

In times of scientific denial, being a political agent seems necessary to overcome the consequences of such a logic of habitation and life. The deniers argue: there is no global warming, the Earth is flat, products with pesticides are beneficial, progress and consumption of highly outdated products are harmless. Forests are eaten to justify all kinds of monoculture and extractivism. The mountains have been eaten so that electronics can be quickly disposed of. Water can no longer be drunk, the air is not much cleaner, and the ground continues to be polluted.

But in the end, what is this unearthly and distant but aggressive phenomenon that bears such names as global warming and climate change? Global warming is real and is the result of human activity. Climate change is already scientific evidence, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). If a scientific controversy has arisen, it ended 20 years ago. It is worth mentioning that the IPCC, created in 1988 by the UN, provides the public, especially policymakers, with consolidated information about the climate emergency.

Global warming can be thought of as a warning to humanity. A call to change the way we live, produce and live on Earth. Climate change requires change: to move from a neoliberal-neo-extractive logic, where there is an illusion of unlimited freedom and self-consent to the unlimited exploitation of the other, including people and not only people, to another ecologist and convivialist – where the dignity of the other, and it is possible to create spaces for “life” without violence, symbolic or physical, for people and for nature.

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I return to my original thought: “What then can a citizen do at the local level?” Quick answer: do daily environmental practices through an ethical (social) climate ruler. A new moral ruler is needed to cope with local problems, since warming is global in nature, but solutions must be tailored for each territory. Words matter. And stocks too. Worldview plus words and actions equals political action in the world. But what does this mean in practice?

More everyday ecologists are required. We need more Krenaki and Yanomani to keep the sky from falling over our heads, to postpone the end of the world, in short, to recognize that a certain kind of urbanized industrial and extractive worldview, especially patriarchal, hierarchical and selfish, can lead to life on Earth collapsing. This is not a panic story.

Guardians are needed. Ailton Krenac warns, stating that indigenous peoples are not the only guardians of the forest, but every citizen on Earth. Each person in his daily choices decides to eat the forest more or less. Davi Kopenawa, Yanomami, in Altima Floresta tells the story of how the Jurua do not know how to live in harmony with the waters and mountains: “The Jurua prefer to dig and pollute rivers. The Huruashi prefer to eat mountains and get sick when they release disease vapors of oil and toxic minerals. “

It should be recognized that Brazil is a multinational territory. That there are over 300 different worldviews. It’s easy to mention Brazilian indigenous ethnic groups. They have been involved in climate policy for over 1000 years, and Jurua, we non-indigenous peoples, have a lot to learn about how to live with nature.

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As Leonardo Boff argues, an ethic of care is essential in our daily choices. A ruler who allows everyone to take responsibility for their daily actions. From knowing when to use water every day while showering to alleviate the water crisis, to deciding to cut plastic or food consumption that needed to be overcome across half the planet. It’s about day-to-day climate policy.

Looking for a citizen / politicians. The Brazilian Climate Policy was officially launched in 2009 with the adoption of the National Climate Change Policy. Politics, however, is not limited to civil servants in the executive or the legislature. Other local entities include municipal councils and district associations.

We need children’s politicians. In Brazil, some young people are starting to propose civil society policies. Initiatives such as Engajamundo, Young Politicians for Climate, The Brazilian Climate Strike and others demonstrate that any citizen can get involved in politics. This political action by Brazilian civil society still requires overcoming the myth that “politics is not discussed” or “politics is carried out only by the councilor, deputy, senator, mayor, governor and president.” Perhaps Brazil needs the emerging Krenac / Copenava effect. A collective force that transforms every citizen into the protector of the forest and therefore the planet.

Thus, we are not living in an era of climate change, but in an era of planetary collapse. Global warming is real, and socio-ecological inequalities have increased dramatically over the past decades. Scientifically, an updated IPCC climate publication is expected in 2022. But will an ethical appeal be on the agenda? And I leave the provocation: “When will we, juruás, begin to use a new ethical ruler to reorient our way of living and living in this world before the announced apocalypse?”

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Frederico Salmi is a PPG Master in Sociology at UFRGS and is a member of the TEMAS (Technology, Environment and Society) group and AmazonFACE program.

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario



The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.



The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022



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BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

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Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

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