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Earth in a trance: July "rewrote global climate history", says UN/i>
Source: Exame
In a context in which citizens demand greater transparency and efficiency in government investments, with impacts that benefit society and effective measures to mitigate the effects of environmental degradation and climate change, it is essential to reassess the role of public procurement.
https://exame.abril.com.br/ciencia/terra-em-transe-julho-reescreveu-a-historia-climatica-global-diz-onu/


Floating solar plant is inaugurated in Sobradinho reservoir
Source: Época Negócios
The first stage of the floating photovoltaic solar plant, which transforms sunlight into electricity, installed by Companhia Hidro Elétrica do São Francisco (Chesf) in the reservoir of the Sobradinho Hydroelectric Plant in Bahia, was inaugurated in August. The project takes advantage of the dammed area of the São Francisco River and has the capacity to generate 1 megawatt peak (MWp) of energy.
https://epocanegocios.globo.com/Brasil/noticia/2019/08/usina-solar-flutuante-e-inaugurada-no-reservatorio-de-sobradinho.html

Just 10% of fossil fuel subsidy cash could pay for green transition
Source: The Guardian
A new report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) found that 10-30% of subsidies that support fossil fuels would pay for a global transition to clean energy. According to the organization, coal, petrol and gas receive more than $370 billion a year in support, compared to $100 billion for renewable sources.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/01/fossil-fuel-subsidy-cash-pay-green-energy-transition

A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises
Source: The New York Times
Countries housing a quarter of the Earth's population face an increasing risk of running out of water. 17 countries around the world are under extremely high water stress, which means they are using almost all the water they have, according to data from the World Resources Institute. Among the large cities that have faced acute scarcity, the report includes São Paulo, Brazil.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/06/climate/world-water-stress.html







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