The Brazilian Climate Observatory

The Brazilian Climate Observatory (Observatório do Clima, OC) is a Brazilian network of articulation on global climate change established on March 23, 2002. In addition to discussions with experts on climate change, the Observatory promotes the articulation of civil society entities to pressure the government for strong actions to mitigate and adapt Brazil in relation to climate change. The Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) is one of the founding organizations of the OC.

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