Brazil is home to 13% of the world’s forested area. But in recent years the country has seen a huge increase in deforestation due to land use change and agriculture. While the largest proportions of greenhouse gas emissions in other countries comes from the energy and transport sector, in Brazil deforestation is a huge emitter. There are over 100,000 animal species and … [Read more...] about Low-carbon farming in Brazil can benefit farmers and curb climate change
Senior Climate and Sustainability Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Barbara Brakarz is responsible for the prospection, preparation, and delivery of projects in the areas of sustainable agriculture, forestry, water resources, and sustainable infrastructure in Brazil. She is also responsible for mainstreaming climate and sustainability in the IDB Group strategy, programming and operations, and for leading dialogue with the Brazilian government to develop projects and increase access to climate finance in order to accelerate the implementation of its NDC. Previously, she worked at the World Bank in the Department of Environmental and Social Development for Latin America; in the British Embassy in Brasilia as Director for International Cooperation, responsible for the International Climate Fund and Prosperity Fund in Brazil, and in Nature Conservancy as Conservation Leverage Coordinator.