MCTI and British Government launch this Thursday (24) platform for climate science

2022-03-22

The website will provide cutting-edge scientific research on sectors such as agriculture, energy, sanitation and infrastructure, directly affected by the impacts of climate change.

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and the British Embassy in Brazil launch this Thursday (24), at 10 am, the VIEWPoint Brazil platform . The site makes available in accessible and free language cutting-edge scientific research on the impacts of climate change in sectors such as agriculture, energy, sanitation and infrastructure. The objective is to reach especially managers responsible for decisions on crucial climate actions at the municipal, state and national levels.

The launch will be at an online event. To participate, simply register at this link.

The scientific research included in the platform was developed through the Partnership for Climate Science – Brazil (CSSP) and translated and adapted by the Climate Analysis Institute at the University of Reading, in the United Kingdom. Projections of future climate impacts in Brazil, improved fire risk alerts and seasonal forecasting services are some of the results of this partnership.

Brazilian and British researchers will make demonstration presentations on the platform’s features on topics such as fire, climate extremes, agriculture, flood forecasting and carbon budgeting.

About CSSP Brasil – The partnership launched in 2016 between Brazil and the United Kingdom allowed institutions from both countries to work closely together. These include the institutions linked to the MCTI – National Institute for Space Research (INPE), the National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA), the National Center for Monitoring and Alerts for Natural Disasters (CEMADEN) – and the Met Office, British weather service, and academic partners in both countries. The partnership has produced cutting-edge climate research and critical scientific collaboration for climate-resilient economic and social development.

This is an innovative approach to encouraging the wider use of climate resources and the development of services for climate adaptation and mitigation in Brazil, the UK and internationally to reduce the impacts of climate change and achieve carbon neutrality (Net Zero).

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