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Brazilian National Network Updates

Publicado em 21 março 2019

Read on for recent developments in the ESP Brazil national network – news from BPBES, a PES project in Brazil, an upcoming conference and many new relevant publications.

Last month, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), under the BIOTA Program, the Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES) and the Brazilian Plant-Pollinator Interactions Network (REBIPP) launched the Summary for Decision-makers of the 1st -Thematic Report on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production in Brazil. The document summarizes the conclusions of the 1st Thematic Report, prepared by 12 authors and reviewed by 11 experts, which analyzes issues related to pollination and food production, identifies risk factors and points out governance solutions and associated opportunities. The report can be downloaded here.

Our colleague, Leandra Gonçalves from the Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES) participated in the development of the Global Environment Outlook. The sixth version of the Report was launched on March 13, 2019 at UNEA (Nairobi). The most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the UN in the last five years was published, warning that damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken. See the full report here.

Juliana Farinaci is coordinating a PES Project called “Conexão Mata Atlântica” (Atlantic Forest Connection). Read about the latest developments in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro here and here.

A review about the book “Governing Complex Systems. The social capital for the Anthropocene”, from Young, O. (2017) was recently published at Ambiente e Sociedade by Gonçalves, L.R., called “Governance for a planet under change”. The book certainly interests this broad audience. Vol.21. Read more here.

Upcoming Conference:

Mexico Conference on Earth System Governance, to be held 6 – 8 November 2019 in Oaxaca, Mexico. The conference is hosted by the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Earth System Governance Project. Click here for more information.

Latest papers:

Phosphorus limits and “planetary boundaries” approach applied to a case study in a tropical area (Leal et al., 2019) Biodiversity recovery of Neotropical secondary forests (Rozendaal et al., 2019) Resilience and restoration of tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and grassy woodlands (Buisson et al., 2019) Biodiversity research still falls short of creating links with ecosystem services and human well-being in a global hotspot (Pires et al., 2018) Joining forces to strengthen community seedbanks worldwide (Vernooy et al., 2018) On the ecological recognition of Butia palm groves as integral ecosystems: Why do we need to widen the legal protection and the in situ/on-farm conservation approaches? (Sosinski et al., 2019)