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Promoting Sustainable Cities in Brazil through integrated urban planning and innovative technologies investment

Implementing Agency: United Nations Environment Programme 

Environmental Footprint

  • 86 percent of Brazil’s population resides in urban areas.

  • 2.6 metric tons of CO2 emissions per capita are generated each year in Brazil.

Project’s Climate Benefits

An estimated direct reduction of 3.8 million metric tons of CO2 emissions. 

Project Focus            

The project—Promoting Sustainable Cities in Brazil through Integrated Urban Planning and Innovative Technologies Investment—focuses on the integration of urban technologies with land use to foster sustainable development and build climate resilience. The project includes the following key components:

  • Develop a National Knowledge Platform to help over 300 Brazilian cities build institutional capacity.

  • Focus on integrated urban planning, with an aim to reduce energy and water insecurity, build climate resilience, and institutionalize evidence-based climate change policies.

  • Demonstrate green technologies in pilot projects, including testing the efficacy of filtering gardens in Recife, analyzing the financial and technical viability of solar-powered boats in Recife, and testing phytoremediation for soil remediation in Brasilia.