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Escolhas Chair: article analyzes the effectiveness of the law against burning sugarcane plantations in São Paulo

In 2002, the São Paulo state government implemented Law 11241, with the intention of gradually banning the practice of straw burning during the…

Data on illegal gold mobilizes indigenous leaders, ambassadors and the media

The policy brief “Brazil exports illegal gold” released by the Instituto Escolhas in early August has received wide attention from national and international…

With biogas, Amazon states can generate electricity for over 2 million people

In the midst of yet another energy crisis, Brazil literally throws away more than 1TWh of electricity   While Brazil faces yet another…

Brazil exports illegal gold

Study by Instituto Escolhas shows that more than 19 tons of gold exported by Brazil lack any registration of origin or permits  …

How does deforestation impact land and agricultural prices?

Meeting with specialists discussed the preliminary results of a new study by Escolhas   Social conflicts, violence, biodiversity loss, reduced availability of ecosystem…

“Without a change of mindset in energy planning, we will not be rid of energy crises”

Escolhas and epbr event discussed the 20 years of the so-called blackout crisis; one of the highlights was the need for investment in…

Sustainable urban agriculture can help reverse the temperature increase in the São Paulo metropolitan region

Study conducted by the Instituto Escolhas shows that from 1985 to 2019, the metropolis became 1°C warmer On Thursday, June 10, the Instituto…

Banks have a fundamental role in decarbonizing the energy matrix

As is the case in the rest of the world, it is essential that the financial sector in Brazil develop mechanisms for evaluating…

INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH – Geová Alves: “We will show that the standing forest is capable of generating much more wealth than the destroyed one”

Geová Alves, president of the Association of Traditional Communities of Bailique (ACTB) talks about the potential for income generation and the challenges for…

Social tracking system, operations veto and risk matrix: learn about the Instituto Escolhas’ contributions to the Central Bank of Brazil’s public consultation

The Instituto Escolhas has already submitted its contributions on risk management and financial institutions’ social, environmental and climate responsibility policies as part of…

INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH – MARKUS KRAJEWSKI: demanding environmental protection and respect to human rights is not protectionism

Specialist in European Economic Policy, Markus Krajewski analyzes the requirements for Brazilian products to respect the environment and human rights and the opposition…

Mining: Bill developed with technical support from Escolhas seeks to improve control over the sale of gold and make the sector more transparent

Amends Law 7766 (11 May 1989) and Law 9613 (3 March 1998) in order to establish parameters on the marketing of gold, and…