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A quick look at the Low Carbon Economy in Brazil and the world.

This is how Europe is paving the way for a greener and more sustainable future
Source: World Economic Forum
The Chernobyl region has become uninhabitable for 24,000 years due to the 1986 nuclear accident. However, the area may play a role in the production of clean energy. Chernobyl will host a 1MW solar plant with 3,800 panels and the capacity to produce enough energy to supply 2 thousand apartments.

European Investment Bank to phase out loans to fossil fuel projects by 2021
Source: Financial Times
European Investment Bank (EIB), the world's largest multilateral credit institution and one of the largest providers of climate finance, has announced that from the end of 2021 it will cease financing all projects involving the burning of fossil fuels.

Instead of forest, UN highlights 'urban agenda' for Brazil to fulfil Paris Agreement
Source: Folha de S. Paulo
Energy, transportation and the 'urban agenda' are the three areas highlighted by the UN environmental agency as climatic opportunities for Brazil to fulfil its commitment to the Paris Agreement, listed in the executive summary of the annual Emissions Gap Report. However, over half of Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions are concentrated in the forest sector and land use changes, mainly due to deforestation.

Global CO2 emissions grow and reach highest peak in history, according to study
Source: G1
Global carbon emissions are expected to reach an all-time peak in 2018 according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project. A projected increase of over 2% was driven by growth in coal use for the second year in a row, and sustained growth in oil and gas use.

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