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INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH – ROBERTO DUMAS: “If we don’t look at the environment, we will lose money”

Interviewee of the month economist Roberto Dumas provides an overview of the socioenvironmental criteria of the Brazilian financial market and notes the need…

More than 6 million hectares within Indigenous Lands and Conservation Units in the Amazon are threatened by the gold rush

The number of requests for gold mineral prospecting in Indigenous Lands hit a record in 2020, according to a new study by Instituto…

Instituto Escolhas study brings proposes ways to boost research and innovation through the sustainable use of Brazil’s biodiversity

Study suggests changes to the legal and regulatory framework to encourage access to genetic heritage and associated traditional knowledge Among the main objectives…

INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH – SÔNIA GUAJAJARA: Disrespect for indigenous rights threatens investments in Brazil

Disrespect for indigenous rights threatens investments in Brazil How attacks on indigenous rights are impacting international investments in Brazil and a new look…

Larissa Rodrigues, Project and Product Manager at Escolhas, signs an article in Folha de S. Paulo about the threat of mining in indigenous lands

Published on February 2, 2021 in Folha de S. Paulo (one of the main newspapers in Brazil), Larissa Rodrigues’ article brings an analysis…

What is the real socioeconomic impact of gold and diamond mining in the Amazon?”  

A new study released by the Instituto Escolhas explores the impact of gold and diamond mining on health, education and GDP per capita…

The potential for food production in the São Paulo metropolis, now in an interactive format

On the anniversary of the city of São Paulo, the Instituto Escolhas launched a platform on the agricultural production capacity of the metropolis,…

INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH – LUCÍA RUIZ: “There are answers for the Amazon that need to come from the Amazon itself”

Peru’s Former Minister of Environment, Lucía Ruiz¹, highlights the importance of looking at the territory in developing a bioeconomy in the region The…

Income transfer to vulnerable populations is what ensures that food gets on the table

State support for economic activities must be conditioned upon sound economic, social and environmental results, defends Instituto Escolhas By Sergio Leitão (Executive Director)…

Energy: 80% of biogas generation potential in the Amazon is wasted; 107,000 homes across 4 states could be supplied

A new study by Instituto Escolhas assesses the potential for biogas production from waste in the states of Amapá, Amazonas, Rondônia and Roraima…

MONTH INTERVIEW- TEREZA CAMPELLO – Wherever possible, a Brazilian will always want to cook rice and beans

According to Tereza Campello, Brazil is resisting, but an over-exposure to advertising and increased access to ultra-processed products have negatively impacted upon the…

Mariana tragedy and the damages to mental health are theme of dissertation of Instituto Escolhas’ scholarship student

Data show that, in the municipalities affected, hospitalizations for psychological disorders were doubled On November 5, 2015, the rupture of Fundão dam, in…