Fundação Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável
  • Environmental Assets
    Projects and studies on sustainable development by means of the conscious use of natural resources.
  • Sustainable Agriculture
    Projects and interface between different actors to
    create reliable and sustainable agriculture.
  • Urban Sustainability
    Projects which seek to address the sustainability of large urban centers in the medium and long term.

The Foundation

Projects Overview

FBDS has extensive experience working in partnerships and a strong network of relationships with institutions of varied profiles. Since 1992, FBDS carried out hundreds of projects. Our projects focus on spatial intelligence, support for the development of national and international environmental policy, rural sustainable development, and transition to a green economy.

Project of Data Integration and Preparation of Action Plans for Terrestrial Biodiversity in the Rio Doce Basin

Year2020-2021
ContractorsFundação Renova
AmountR$ 1,736,000.00
AbstractProject financed by the RENOVA Foundation aims at making an analysis and strategic synthesis for the interaction of data and processes, within the scope of the Terrestrial Biodiversity Program. For this purpose, an evaluation will be made of the overlaps between the actions provided for in the monitoring programs such as: (i) (critical evaluation of the methodology for monitoring biodiversity and proposal for statistical treatment of the data); (ii) impact assessment in UCs(Unidades de Conservação - Conservation Units) (operational model for integration and strategic management of programs ); and (iii) Action Plan and proposal for their integration (critical evaluation of the Action Plan and proposal of a protocol for the inclusion of actions that have a positive impact on biodiversity).

Sustainable Rural Project - Caatinga

Year2019-2022
ContractorsBID
AmountUS$ 5,000,000.00
AbstractThe Caatinga PRS is a technical cooperation between the UK government, represented by DEFRA; BID, the implementing agency; and the government of Brazil, beneficiary, represented by MAPA. The objectives are to fight climate change, improve living conditions and increase the income of small and medium-sized farmers by means of the promotion of low carbon agricultural technologies. For this purpose, knowledge will be produced on socio-environmental conditions, availability of social technologies and ABC technologies in the Caatinga biome; promotion of water, food and energy security in small and medium-sized properties; strengthening and integrating production chains; integration of local actors to strengthen local social capital; and obtaining long-term financial resources for low-carbon agriculture.

Mapping of Land Use, Hydrography, Permanent Preservation Areas, Conservation Units and Indigenous Lands of the Amazon Biome - Amazon Fund

Year2019-2022
ContractorsMMA
AmountR$ 9,264,000.00
AbstractThe main purpose of the Project financed by BNDES is to measure the environmental liability in the APP (área de preservação permanente -permanent preservation area) area of water bodies, following the methodology approved in the new Código Florestal (Brazilian Forestry Code -Law 12.651 / 2012). For this purpose, FBDS will use the municipal limits and RapidEye images (1: 20.000), mapping land use, surveying the drainage network and spatializing the APP areas that must be recovered. The project also aims at accelerating the implementation of the CAR (Cadastro Ambiental Rural - Rural Environmental Registry) in the Amazon biome, allowing the adaptation of rural properties to current environmental rules. Two clear effects of this measure are the aid to the recovery of natural vegetation in APP areas - including instruments provided for in the new code - and the formalization of agricultural production, allowing its access to bank credit and sustainable production chains.

Social and Environmental Projects along the XRTE Transmission Lines in the Amazon, Cerrado and Atlantic Rain Forest Biomes

Year2019-2021
ContractorsXingu Rio Transmissão de Energia (XRTE)
AmountUp to R$ 10,000,000.00
AbstractFBDS was contracted by the Xingu Rio Transmissão de Energia company to assist in the development of social projects by installing the electricity transmission line that the company built by means of the financing of the BNDES ISE Line. FBDS is responsible for prospecting projects with local communities according to the demand of this population, preparing these projects for approval by the BNDES, following up the execution of projects and their impacts on the community, by means of indicators.

Mapping of Land Use, Watersheds & Areas and Permanent Preservation of the Caatinga Biome

Year2020-2021
ContractorsBID
AmountR$ 1,500,000.00
AbstractProject financed by the BID aims at measuring the environmental liability in the APP area of water bodies, following the methodology approved in the new Brazilian Forestry Code (Law 12.651 / 2012). For this purpose, the FBDS will use the municipal limits and RapidEye images (1: 20,000), mapping land use, surveying the drainage network and spatializing the APP areas that must be recovered. The project also aims at speeding up the implementation of the CAR in the Caatinga biome, allowing the adaptation of rural properties to current environmental rules. Two clear effects of this measure are the aid to the recovery of natural vegetation in APP areas - including instruments provided in the new code - and the formalization of agricultural production, allowing its access to bank credit and sustainable production chains.

Mapping Land Use and Selecting Priority Areas for Conservation in the MATOPIBA Region

Year2017 - 2019
ContractorConservation International
AmountUS$ 1,110,818.70 (R$4,115,000.00)
AbstractIn this project, FBDS was hired to map the land use by means of georeferencing satellite images of the region known as Matopiba, in the States of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia. The project is financed by GEF (Global Environment Facility) and PNUD (Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento - United Nations Development Programme). With this mapping, priority areas for environmental conservation in the region will be defined.

BMTE Social and Environmental Projects along the Transmission Lines in the Amazon and Cerrado Biomes

Year2018 - 2021
ContractorBelo Monte Transmissão de Energia (BMTE - Belo Monte Power Transmission)
AmountR$ 12,700,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by the Belo Monte Transmissão de Energia company to assist in the development of social projects by installing the electricity transmission line that the company built by means of the financing of the BNDES ISE (Investimentos Sociais de Empresas - Companies' Social Investments) Line. FBDS is responsible for prospecting projects with local communities according to the demand of this population, preparing these projects for approval by the BNDES, monitoring the execution of projects and their impacts on the community, by means of indicators.

Payment for environmental services in the hydrographic basin of hydroelectric power plants

Year2016- 2017
Financial SupportTFCA (Tropical Forest Conservation Act, USA) and implemented in Brazil by FUNBIO (Fundo Brasileiro para a Biodiversidade - Brazilian Biodiversity Fund)
AmountR$ 680,000,00
AbstractThe project aims at promoting payment for environmental services (PSA) provided to the Serra da Mesa (GO) and Simplício (RJ) Hydroelectric Power Plants for the recovery of Permanent Preservation Areas (APPs) in 89 municipalities located in their drainage areas, totaling 8.4 million hectares.

For this purpose, the FBDS mapped the use and coverage of the soil, surveying and adapting the hydrographic cartographic bases, and calculating the environmental liabilities in the APPs of the municipalities that make up the drainage areas of the UHE (Usina Hidroelétrica de Energia-Hydroelectric Power Plants - HPPs). Once this analysis was made, in partnership with IIS (Instituto Internacional da Sustentabilidade - International Sustainability Institute), a basic proposal for payment for environmental services for the recovery of APPs in the drainage areas of the UHE (HPPs) was prepared to be presented to their managers.

Mapping of Land Use, Hydrographic Basins and Permanent Protection Areas of the Atlantic Rain Forest and Cerrado Biomes - CAR Project

Year2015-2017
ContractorsFEBRABAN, IBÁ, SRB, AGROICONE, ABAG, FENASEG, UNICA and Instituto Aço Brasil, based on a technical cooperation agreement signed with the Ministry of the Environment and subject to the intervention of Embrapa.
AmountR$ 6,400,000,00
AbstractProject financed by a series of private institutions aims at measuring the environmental liabilities in the APP area of water bodies, following the methodology approved in the new Brazilian Forestry Code (Law 12.651 / 2012). For this purpose, FBDS will use the municipal limits and RapidEye images (1: 20.000), mapping land use, surveying the drainage network and spatializing the APP areas that must be recovered. The project also aims at accelerating the implementation of the CAR in the Atlantic Rain Forest and Cerrado biomes, allowing the adaptation of rural properties to current environmental rules. Two clear effects of this measure are the aid to the recovery of natural vegetation in APP areas - including instruments provided for in the new code - and the formalization of agricultural production, allowing its access to bank credit and sustainable production chains.

Preparation of the Governance Plan for Guanabara Bay

Year2015-2017
FinancingProject financed by BID and UEPSAM
AmountR$ 487,093.60
AbstractThe project aims at proposing an organization model designed to manage and provide feasibility to actions related to environmental recovery and sustainable development in Guanabara Bay. The work should detail the organizational processes and decision levels of the model to be proposed, taking into account the various existing institutions, their competences and legal attributions, explaining the role and responsibilities of each representative, among which, the Câmara Metropolitana de Integração Governamental (CIG - Metropolitan Chamber of Governmental Integration) and the Comitê da Bacia Hidrográfica da Baía de Guanabara (Guanabara Bay Watershed Committee). For that purpose, for the governance structure to have representativeness, legitimacy, productivity and an adequate position in the complex political-institutional context in which it will operate, the FBDS must indicate the means to ensure that the governance structure development process will obtain the involvement and engagement of representatives of government agencies and interested civil society sectors.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Light Company

Year2019
ContractorsLight
AmountR$ 25,000.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions by Light (base year 2018), a company which operates in the power generation, transmission and distribution, was carried out. In addition to calculating GHG (Greenhouse Gas) - emissions, FBDS assists the company in the responses to the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Program) questionnaire and will make a Gap Analysis report, presenting the main points that can be improved in the measurement and data collection of the emission of gases issued by the company.

Special Report and Executive Summary on Biodiversity and Climate Change

Year2018 - 2019
SponsorshipTechnical and financial support by Boticário Foundation Group, PBMC and BPBES
AmountR$ 400,000.00 Abstract FBDS is preparing the special report and executive summary "Biodiversity and Climate Change: synergies and challenges for Brazil" in partnership with the Painel Brasileiro de Mudanças Climáticas (PBMC - Brazilian Panel on Climate Change), with the Plataforma Brasileira de Biodiversidade e Serviços Ecossistêmicos (BPBES - Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) and with the Boticário Foundation Group.

Assessment of the climate and the impact of eucalyptus productivity for Klabin

Year2017 - 2018
ContractorKlabin
AmountR$ 200,000.00
AbstractFBDS prepared a climate assessment of the impacts of global warming on eucalyptus productivity in the regions covered by Telêmaco Borba (PR), Otacílio Costa (SC) and Itapetininga (SP). A map was generated in order to show the spatial distribution of climatic risk events for eucalyptus productivity in that region.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Elekeiroz

Year2017
ContractorElekeiroz
AmountR$ 16,000.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions by the Elekeiroz company (base year 2016), which operates in the chemical sector, with activities in the states of São Paulo and Bahia. Besides calculating GHG emissions, FBDS assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Update of greenhouse gas emission factors for Duratex Inventory

Year2017 - 2018
ContractorDuratex
AmountR$ 12,000.00
AbstractThe greenhouse gas emission factors were updated for the emissions inventory of the Duratex company (base year 2017), which operates in the construction materials sector, with a wide participation in the area of wood panels, bathroom fixtures and metals. The company started to develop its own GHG inventories, but technical assistance was required to update all emission factors and to answer questionnaires such as the CDP.

Update of greenhouse gas emission factors for Duratex Inventory

Year2017
ContractorDuratex
AmountR$ 11,300.00
AbstractThe greenhouse gas emission factors were updated for the emissions inventory of the Duratex company (base year 2016), which operates in the construction materials sector, with a wide participation in the area of wood panels, bathroom fixtures and metals. The company started to develop its own GHG inventories, but it required our technical assistance to update all emission factors and to answer questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Duratex

Year2016
ContractorDuratex
AmountR$ 55,000.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning the greenhouse gas emissions by the Duratex company (base year 2015) , which operates in the construction materials sector, with a wide participation in the area of wood panels, bathroom fixtures and metals. With 7 divisions and 27 units (factories, forest areas and offices), the company has activities in Brazil and Colombia. In addition to calculating GHG emissions, FBDS also assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Elekeiroz

Year2016
ContractorElekeiroz
AmountR$ 15,400.00
AbstractAn inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions by the Elekeiroz company (base year 2015), which operates in the chemical sector - with activities in the states of São Paulo and Bahia. In addition to calculating GHG emissions, FBDS assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Fluminense

Year2016
ContractorFluminense
AmountR$ 20,000.00
AbstractThe inventory of greenhouse gas emissions by the sports club Fluminense was carried out for the year 2015. For the club, calculations of greenhouse gas emissions from the activities of Olympic sports and the headquarters were carried out.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of JSL

Year2016
ContractorJSL
AmountR$ 31,920.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions for the year 2015 by the JSL company, which operates in the logistics sector. For this company, the calculations were made individually for each vehicle operated by the company, totaling more than 10,000 units.

Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and ecosystem services (BPBES)

Year2015 - 2018
ContractorCNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - National Council of Scientific and Technological Development) and partnership with Boticário Foundation Group
AmountR$ 1,500,000.00
AbstractThe Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services-(BPBES) is framed as a Working Group of the Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência (SBPC - Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science)- and has the support of the MCTI (Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação - Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation) / CNPq, the Biota / Fapesp (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo - Foundation for the Support to Research of the São Paulo State) Program and FBDS. Under the coordination of six Brazilian researchers, BPBES currently brings together 28 researchers, including seniors and juniors, from all regions of Brazil and from different areas of knowledge (such as ecological economics, landscape ecology, sustainable development and traditional and indigenous knowledge) that are already part of the working groups or task forces of IPBES, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The first product of this group will be the technical report (or White Paper), whose content is a summary of what will be covered in the Brazilian Diagnosis on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, which the group will produce until 2018. In addition to subsidizing the regional diagnosis of IPBES, the Brazilian diagnosis will be the first of its kind in the country and its main objective will be to support the national environmental decision-making process regarding socio-environmental issues.

Risks of climate change in Brazil and limits to adaptation

Year2015
SupportBritish Embassy
AmountR$ 20,000.00
AbstractThe project assessed the main impacts of a possible temperature increase above 4oC due to climate change, in four sectors in Brazil: agriculture, human health, energy and biodiversity. FBDS was responsible for the biodiversity component. The project was developed in the scope of the Prosperity Fund of Great Britain, supported by the British Embassy.

Project on eucalyptus management and climate change for Eldorado Celulose

Year2015-2016
ContractorEldorado Celulose
AmountR$ 155,000.00
AbstractIn this project, the FBDS was hired by Eldorado cellulose to assess the variation in eucalyptus productivity related to climate change. The main risks for eucalyptus cultivation were identified; maps of spatial distribution of eucalyptus climate and productivity risk events for Eldorado's different edaphoclimatic conditions were generated; climatic characterization; trend analysis of climatic risks and development of an irrigation and planting management system using data from Eldorado's automatic weather station.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Duratex

Year2015
ContractorDuratex
AmountR$ 54,000.00
AbstractThe inventory of greenhouse gas emissions by the Duratex company (base year 2014), which operates in the construction materials sector, with a wide participation in the area of wood panels, bathroom fixtures and metals, was carried out. With 7 divisions and 27 units (factories, forest areas and offices), the company has activities in Brazil and Colombia. In addition to calculating GHG emissions, FBDS also assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Elekeiroz

Year2015
ContractorElekeiroz
AmountR$ 14,000.00
AbstractAn inventory was carried out concerning the greenhouse gas emissions by the Elekeiroz company (base year 2014), which operates in the chemical sector - with activities in the states of São Paulo and Bahia. Besides calculating GHG emissions, FBDS assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of JLS

Year2015
ContractorJSL
AmountR$ 30,000.00
Abstract

The inventory was carried out regarding the greenhouse gas emissions by the JSL company for the year 2014, which operates in the logistics sector. For this company, the calculations were made individually for each vehicle operated by the company, totaling more than 10,000 units.

SDSN (SDSN - Sustainable Development Solutions Network) Brasil

Year2014 - 2015
Financial assistanceColumbia University in the City of New York
AmountUS$ 20,560.00
AbstractSDSN Brasil is an arm of SDSN Global, which aims at creating a sustainable development network that works towards achieving the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) of the United Nations. There are several SDGs and different themes with which SDSN Global works. SDSN Brasil, in turn, focuses only on one of the themes of SDSN Global: "Sustainable cities: Inclusive, Resilient and Connected". Much of the initial work consisted of elaborating the objectives, goals, way of working, involving other actors, creating partnerships and identifying stakeholders. The resources used are those mentioned above, FBDS infrastructure in addition to financial and economic resources from SDSN Global, SDSN Brasil also relied on human resources from other analysts of entities that are part of the administrative body of SDSN Brasil. Initially focusing on the city of Rio de Janeiro, to expand it later to other cities in Brazil; the cities in which it operates are the target audience of this network. The performance evaluation of the Network must be carried out by means of the SDG indicators of the theme "Sustainable cities: Inclusive, Resilient and Connected". The objective of SDSN Brasil will be to mobilize universities, research centers, think tanks, civil society organizations, business associations, and other knowledge centers around sustainable development solutions in cities, and to produce a case study of the experience that will be primarily focused on Rio de Janeiro.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Duratex

Year2014
ContractorDuratex
AmountR$ 52,500.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning the greenhouse gas emissions of the Duratex company (base year 2013) , which operates in the construction materials sector, with a wide participation in the area of wood panels, bathroom fixtures and metals . With 7 divisions and 27 units (factories, forest areas and offices), the company has activities in Brazil and Colombia. In addition to calculating GHG emissions, FBDS also assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Light

Year2014
ContractorLight
AmountR$ 21,000.00
AbstractFBDS developed the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory for Light, using the year 2013 as the base year. Light is a company responsible for the distribution of electricity to several municipalities in the State of Rio de Janeiro, but it also operates in electricity generation and transmission. Light can be divided into light ESCO, SESA and ENERGIA and the inventory was prepared considering these three divisions of the company.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of JSL

Year2014
ContractorJSL
AmountR$ 30,000.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning the greenhouse gas emissions for the year 2013 by the JSL company, which operates in the logistics sector. For this company, the calculations were made individually for each vehicle operated by the company, totaling more than 10,000 units.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro

Year2014
ContractorJardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
AmountR$ 60,000.00
AbstractAn inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions for the year 2013 by the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro. In this calculation, data from the institution's activities were considered, also including data on the visitors' transportation.

Guidelines for a Green Economy in Brazil - 3rd phase

Year2014
SponsorshipAMBEV, Light, Tetra Pak
AmountR$ 135,000.00 (AMBEV) + R$ 100,000.00 (Light) + R$ 150,000.00 (Tetra Pak)
AbstractThe third stage of this project aimed, considering the conclusions of the two previous stages, at evaluating the Green Economy from the perspective of urban sustainability within the context of the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro, analyzing and proposing solutions for the sectors of Energy, Water Resources, Transport, Solid Waste and Urban Planning.

Guidelines for a Green Economy in Brazil - 2nd phase

Year2013-2014
SponsorshipAMBEV, Light, Shell, Tetra Pak e JSL
AmountR$ 120,000.00 (AMBEV) + R$ 120,000.00 (Tetra Pak)
AbstractWith the success of the first sections, FBDS decided to advance the Green Economy agenda and - by using the same methodology that includes academia, companies and civil society - produced new sections focused on monitoring policies by means of the construction of metrics capable of measuring the trajectory of different sectors towards the Green Economy.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas of Fernando de Noronha and proposals for measures to mitigate GHG emissions

Year2013-2014
ContractorPernambuco Government (via Instituto Onda Azul)
AmountR$ 95,000.00
AbstractFBDS developed the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory for the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, using the year 2012 as the base year. Based on the result of this inventory, FBDS also developed a set of mitigation proposals to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions in the archipelago, focusing on the sectors with the highest calculated emissions.

Rio Sustainability Initiative

Year2012-2013
ContractorUN Sustainable Development Solutions Network: "Rio Sustainable Initiative". Financing: BID
AmountR$ 80,000.00
AbstractFBDS provided technical advice for the preparation of technical reports for the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network: "Rio Sustainability Initiative". Three papers were prepared for the themes: Infrastructure and Sanitation; Governance and Urban Mobility, as part of the case study of the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro within the scope of the Rio Sustainability Initiative Project, in addition to the production of a presentation on Urban Planning as part of the first stage of the case study of the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Duratex

Year2013
ContractorDuratex
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions of Duratex company (base year 2012), which operates in the construction materials sector, with a wide participation in the area of wood panels, bathroom fixtures and metals. With 7 divisions and 27 units (factories, forest areas and offices), the company has activities in Brazil and Colombia. In addition to calculating GHG emissions, FBDS also assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of JSL

Year2013
ContractorJSL
AmountR$ 32,500.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions for the year 2012 of the company JSL, which operates in the logistics sector. For this company, the calculations were made individually for each vehicle operated by the company, totaling more than 10,000 units.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Light Company

Year2013
ContractorLight
AmountR$ 21,000.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions for the year 2012 of the Light company, which operates in the logistics sector. For this company, the calculations were made individually for each vehicle operated by the company, totaling more than 10,000 units.

Improvement of sustainability management of the Estácio de Sá University

Year2013
ContractorEstácio de Sá University
AmountR$ 217,600.00
AbstractIn this project, FBDS provided technical sustainability services to Estácio de Sá University, one of the largest private college education organizations in Brazil. The main sustainability issues in the sector were mapped, as well as the identification of opportunities and improvements in available practices.

Improvement of sustainability management of the Sicred Foundation

Year2013
ContractorFundação Sicred
AmountR$ 46,000.00
AbstractFBDS developed a project to provide advisory services to improve management for sustainability for the Foundation for Educational and Cultural Development of the Corporate Credit System (SICRED Foundation - Fundação de Desenvolvimento Educacional e Cultural do Sistema de Crédito Corporativo). Sicred Foundation is a cooperative financial institution, with 117 affiliated credit cooperatives. A critical analysis of the 2012 Sicred Foundation's sustainability report was made and opportunities were mapped for the improvement to the 2013 report.

Improvement of sustainability management of Saveiros

Year2013
ContractorSaveiros / Wilson Sons
AbstractIn this project, FBDS provided a technical sustainability service for the Saveiros company, which operates in the maritime transport sector and it is part of the Wilson Sons group. The main sustainability issues were mapped, and the identification of opportunities and improvements in available practices were made.

RIO + 20 Guide

Year2012
ContractorCEBDS
AmountR$ 70,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by CEBDS to produce and write the content of the Rio + 20 Guide, which contained information about the organization of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development that took place in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. The guide contained information about the nature of the conference, what were the expected results, themes, actors, history of previous conferences, official and unofficial programming, documents, maps of spaces, curiosities, among other pieces of information.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Duratex

Year2012
ContractorDuratex
AmountR$ 50,000.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions (base year 2011) by the Duratex company), which operates in the construction materials sector, with a wide participation in the area of wood panels, bathroom fixtures and metals. With 7 divisions and 27 units (factories, forest areas and offices), the company has activities in Brazil and Colombia. In addition to calculating GHG emissions, FBDS also assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Elekeiroz

Year2012
ContractorElekeiroz
AmountR$ 25,000.00
AbstractAn inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions (base year 2011) by the Elekeiroz company, which operates in the chemical sector, with activities in the states of São Paulo and Bahia. In addition to calculating GHG emissions, FBDS assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Itautec

Year2012
ContractorItautec
AmountR$ 25,000.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions (base year 2011) by the Itautec company, which is a Brazilian company that manufactures information technology and automation. In addition to calculating GHG emissions, FBDS assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Light Company

Year2012
ContractorLight
AmountR$ 21,000.00
AbstractFBDS developed the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory for Light, using the year 2011 as the base year. Light is a company responsible for the distribution of electricity to several municipalities in the State of Rio de Janeiro, but it also operates in electricity generation and transmission. Light can be divided into Light ESCO, SESA and ENERGIA and the inventory was prepared considering these three divisions of the company.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of JSL

Year2012
ContractorJSL
AmountR$ 32,500.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions for the year 2011 of the JSL company, which operates in the logistics sector. For this company, the calculations were made individually for each vehicle operated by the company, totaling more than 10,000 units.

Improvement of the National Plan on Climate Change in Brazil

Year2012 - 2013
ContractorCentro de Gestão e Estudos Estratégicos (CGEE - Management and Strategic Studies Center)
AmountR$ 80,000.00
AbstractIn this project, FBDS provided a specialized technical research and development service to improve the already existing 2008 National Climate Change Plan and guided the development of the next version of this Plan. The Management and Strategic Studies Center, the contractor, is an organization supervised by the Ministério da Ciência,Tecnologia e Inovação (MCTI - Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation) of Brazil, whose objective is to serve Brazilian society, adding value to the decision-making, formulation and implementation processes of science, technology and innovation policies by means of the generation, sharing and application of knowledge in this area.

Improvement of the sustainability management of Recofarma (Coca-Cola)

Year2012 - 2013
ContractorRecofarma (Coca-cola)
AmountR$ 155,000.00
AbstractIn this project, FBDS provided technical service for sustainability services to Recofarma, a Brazilian company that operates in the beverage production area as the manufacturer of Coca-Cola Brasil and all its brands. The main sustainability issues were mapped, and the identification of opportunities and improvements in available practices were made.

Improvement of the sustainability management of Vale

Year2012 - 2013
ContractorVale
AbstractIn this project, FBDS provided technical services for sustainability services to Vale, in the areas of Market Index and Sustainability Research; development and implementation of sustainability management programs and processes in the value chain, stakeholders (internal and external) and opinion leaders in the sustainability area; internal and external training and materialization of Vale's sustainability strategy

Development of sustainability policy of BM&F Bovespa

Year2012
ContractorBM&F Bovespa
AmountR$ 81,000.00
AbstractFBDS provided consultancy to BM&F Bovespa to develop the company's sustainability policy, mapping the areas impacted by this policy internally, interacting with those responsible for these areas (identifying available initiatives, proposing new necessary actions and developing performance metrics), in addition to suggesting developments for this sustainability policy.

AES Tietê's ecological footprint

Year2012-2014
ContractorAES Tietê
AmountR$ 471,605.00
AbstractFBDS has developed an R&D project to calculate the ecological footprint of AES Tietê's electricity generation activities, considering the most important products used by the company, the greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption associated with its life cycle (from production to disposal). The final result of this project was a long-lasting, easy-to-use calculation tool developed by FBDS to calculate the company's ecological footprint for each 1MWh generated by AES Tietê.

Technical Studies on Green Finance

Year2012
FinancingBID
AmountR$ 144,984.00
AbstractStill in the scope of studies for Rio+20, the FBDS prepared two technical documents on public and private finances in the context of Green Economy in Brazil and supported the development of the study "Access to Energy for All" to serve as a subsidy to the government Brazilian in its position at Rio + 20.

Improvement of the sustainability management of Votorantim

Year2012
ContractorVotorantim
AmountR$ 60,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to provide technical advice to Votoratim in improving the company's sustainability management, mainly by evaluating the Annual Sustainability Report developed by Votorantim.

Guidelines for a Green Economy in Brazil - 1st phase

Year2011-2012
SponsorshipShell, Tetrapak, Ambev, Light, JSL e BNDES
AmountR$ 100,000.00 (JSL) + R$ 45,000.00 (Light) + R$ 100,000.00 (Tetra Pak)
AbstractFor Rio+20, the FBDS coordinated a national effort together with major Brazilian and international companies to identify barriers and develop guidelines for the transition to a green economy using the Towards a Green Economy (UNEP) report. The process involved the academy (with the presence of important Brazilian researchers from USP, COPPE / UFRJ, EMBRAPA, UNICAMP), companies and other stakeholders and 12 studies were launched. From the set of these recommendations, those most relevant to the context of Rio+20 were selected and forwarded to the Brazilian government to be considered in the reference document of the Conference.

Light's carbon footprint

Year2011-2013
ContractorLight
AmountR$ 466,459
AbstractFBDS developed an R&D project to calculate the carbon footprint of the electricity generation and distribution activities of the Light company, for the sub-divisions Light Energia and Light SESA, considering the most important products used by the company and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its life cycle (from production to disposal). Light is a company responsible for the distribution of electricity to several municipalities in the State of Rio de Janeiro, but it also operates in electricity generation and transmission. The final result of this project was a long-lasting, easy-to-use calculation tool developed by FBDS to calculate the company's carbon footprint for each 1 MWh generated and distributed by Light.

Support in the Development of Instruments and Institutions for the Collection of Data, Exchange of Experiences and Preparation of a Plan of Steps leading to the Green Economy in the State of Rio de Janeiro

Year2011-2012
ContractorSecretaria de Estado do Ambiente (SEA - Environment State Secretary)
AmountR$ 299,425.00
AbstractIn the context of Rio+20, the Rio de Janeiro State Secretary for the Environment was determined to place the State at the forefront of a transition to a green economy, and for this topic it even created a sub-secretary. FBDS was hired to assist in this transition, by collecting available initiatives and projects from all state secretaries that could be classified as green economy to be presented at Rio+20. In addition, FBDS also developed a roadmap for the transition from a traditional economy to a green economy in the state, including the production of indicators to monitor this transition in different sectors.

Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability

Year2011-2012
Financial SupportRockefeller Foundation
AmountUS$ 550,000.00
AbstractFBDS and the American EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) were invited to implement an agreement between Brazil and the United States on urban sustainability. This agreement provided for the exchange of experiences between the cities of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, and Philadelphia, in the USA, in projects focused on sustainable urban infrastructure. Over the course of a year, FBDS brought together important public agents in different spheres of government (federal, state and municipal), companies, academia and civil society to identify multiple opportunities to increase the scale of investments in urban sustainability. JIUS (Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability). So, JIUS became a platform for presenting public policy instruments, financial mechanisms and projects in Rio de Janeiro and Philadelphia that can be considered raw material for other communities that also seek sustainable development strategies. The three major categories in this database are: public policies that guide market and investment opportunities; financial mechanisms that communities and entrepreneurs can use to attract private capital and leverage resources to implement local actions and projects; and examples of sustainable projects that investors can incorporate into their portfolios in order to promote broad sustainability policies.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of JSL

Year2011
ContractorJSL
AmountR$ 30,000.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions for the year 2010 of the JSL company, which operates in the logistics sector. For this company, the calculations were made individually for each vehicle operated by the company, totaling more than 10,000 units.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Duratex

Year2011
ContractorDuratex
AmountR$ 46,000.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions (base year 2010) by the Duratex company which operates in the construction materials sector, with a wide participation in the area of wood panels, bathroom fixtures and metals. With 7 divisions and 27 units (factories, forest areas and offices), the company has activities in Brazil and Colombia. In addition to calculating GHG emissions, FBDS also assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Elekeiroz

Year2011
ContractorElekeiroz
AmountR$ 23,000.00
AbstractAn inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions (base year 2010) by the Elekeiroz company), which operates in the chemical sector, with activities in the states of São Paulo and Bahia. In addition to calculating GHG emissions, FBDS assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Itautec

Year2011
ContractorItautec
AmountR$ 23,000.00
AbstractThe inventory was carried out concerning greenhouse gas emissions (base year 2010) by the Itautec company, which is a Brazilian company that manufactures information technology and automation. In addition to calculating GHG emissions, FBDS assists the company in answering questionnaires such as the CDP.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Light Company

Year2011
ContractorLight
AmountR$ 30,800.00
AbstractFBDS developed the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory for Light, using the year 2010 as the base year. Light is a company responsible for the distribution of electricity to several municipalities in the State of Rio de Janeiro, but it also operates in electricity generation and transmission. Light can be divided into Light ESCO, SESA and ENERGIA and the inventory was prepared considering these three divisions of the company.

Workshop for conceptual alignment of sustainability for BM&F Bovespa managers and employees

Year2011
ContractorBM&F Bovespa
AmountR$ 10,000.00
AbstractFBDS provided consultancy services to train managers and employees at the Stock Exchange in areas with a high interface with companies listed in corporate sustainability, with a workshop for these employees.

Sustainability guide for companies listed in the BM&F Bovespa

Year2011
ContractorBM&F Bovespa
AmountR$ 33,561.00
AbstractFBDS provided consultancy services to establish management guidelines for the sustainability of BM&F Bovespa, aimed at promoting the dissemination of the concept of corporate sustainability among companies listed on the BM&F Bovespa and preparing a "Sustainability Guide for listed companies".

Improvement of sustainability management of Duratex

Year2011
ContractorDuratex
AmountR$ 156,000.00
AbstractContinuing the project to structure Duratex's sustainability program, FBDS was hired again to improve this sustainability program at the company.

Improvement of sustainability management of Vale

Year2011
ContractorVale
AmountR$ 178,420.00
AbstractThe FBDS was hired by Vale to provide technical support to engage in the selection process for Vale's BM&F Bovespa Sustainability Index (ISE).

Improvement of sustainability management of Light Company

Year2011
ContractorLight
AmountR$ 250,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by Light to support the company to improve its management policy for sustainability. The sustainability indicator management process was improved, Light's performance in the UPPs was assessed to attend sustainability and advice was given for the company's accountability strategy.

Improvement of sustainability management of COSERN

Year2011
ContractorCOSERN (Neoenergia Group) Power Company of Rio Grande do Norte
AmountR$ 245,371.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by COSERN (belonging to the Neoenergia Group) to support the company to improve its management policy for sustainability. The current situation of the sector in the company was mapped, a plan and action for improvements were prepared, a review of the company's Sustainability Policy was carried out, awareness of the internal public and training for dialogue with stakeholders was provided.

Study of the Vulnerability of Water Resources to Global Climate Change in the Hydrographic Basins of the Main Tributaries of the Right Bank of the Amazon River and the São Francisco River

Year2011
FinancingBrazilian Ministry of Science and Technology
AbstractThe main purpose of this project was to carry out the study of future water balances for the period 2011-2040, comparing with the baseline data (1961-1990) generated by the Eta model, forced by HadCM3. It also aimed at carrying out a bibliographic review on the effects of possible climate changes on water resources in Brazil and a comparative study of the data obtained with the water availability resulting from previous work, on the 50 km x 50 km scale and on the scale of approximately 200 km x 200 km.

Opportunity to reduce GHG emissions for JSL

Year2010-2011
ContractorJSL
AmountR$ 30,000.00
AbstractFBDS prepared a diagnosis identifying several opportunities for JSL company to reduce greenhouse gases. JSL operates in the logistics sector, indicating the technologies available in order to achieve the objective, as well as proposals to reduce fuel and electricity, besides the implementation of possible compensatory measures, such as reforestation projects and / or purchase of carbon credits.

Study on extreme winds in the Porto do Açu area

Year2010 - 2011
ContractorOSX Construção Naval
AmountR$ 36,750.00
AbstractFBDS developed a study on extreme winds in the Porto do Açu region, located on the northern coast of the State of Rio de Janeiro. In this study, a height of up to 120 meters was considered, using data from two climatic models: the English model Eta-HadCM2 and the Japanese model MRI-GCM20.

Identification of potential carbon credit projects for the Pólo de Gesso de Araripe (PE)

Year2010
ContractorCNI / SESI / SENAI
AmountR$ 11,579.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to identify the main potential projects for the generation of carbon credits for Pólo de Gesso de Araripe companies, in Pernambuco.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Furnas and staff training

Year2010
ContractorFurnas
AmountR$ 65,143.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to carry out the inventory of GHG emissions of Furnas for the year 2009. Besides preparing and reviewing Furnas' own inventory of greenhouse for 2008, FBDs pointed out all the gaps in the inventory and trained the company's team on this topic.

Project: Survey Towards Credibility - 2nd Edition

Year2010
Financing SupportLight, Tetra Pak, Usiminas, Vale and others
AmountR$ 188,006.00 (total - part FBDS was responsible for)
AbstractAfter the success of the 1st edition of this survey, FBDS developed the 2nd edition of the Survey Towards Credibility. It aimed at checking how Brazilian organizations responded to the recommendations of the 1st edition of that project and measuring the evolution and recent progress of the reporting practice of information in Brazil.

Structuring the Sustainability Program of Duratex

Year2010-2011
ContractorDuratex
AmountR$ 204,710.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to structure the company's sustainability program, improving management, analyses of available policies and practices, comparing it with the best practices adopted in the market and preparing a Sustainability Diagnosis and an Action Plan for Sustainable Management based on the diagnosis made.

Project of opportunities for biodigesters using vinasse of Rhodia

Year2010
ContractorRhodia Energy Brasil
Amount€ 20,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to evaluate potential opportunities for biodigester projects using vinasse from ethanol distilleries in Brazil, considering the entire ethanol industry in the country and identifying possible partner distilleries.

Sectorial guidelines to assess socio-environmental risk for credit analysis of Itaú

Year2010
ContractorItaú
AmountR$ 60,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired in order to improve the analysis of socio-environmental risk in relation to the forest sectors (production or trade of wood or forest products from native forests) and agriculture. In this project, a mapping of the main socio-environmental risks of these sectors and the best risk management practices was carried out. Surveys were made about risk management benchmarks with multilateral and private banks, as well as the preparation of sectorial risk management guidelines by sector, suggesting adaptation of analysis processes and instruments.

Improvement of sustainability management of Bunge

Year2010
ContractorBunge Alimentos
AmountR$ 40,000.00
AbstractFBDS provided consulting services to improve the sustainability management of Bunge, and it also analyzed and developed a benchmark of the company's sustainability report.

Improvement of sustainability management of BM&F Bovespa

Year2010
ContractorBM&F Bovespa
AmountR$ 190,850.00
AbstractFBDS provided consultancy services to improve the sustainability management of BM&F Bovespa, to attend the BM&F Bovespa Corporate Sustainability Index methodology (ISE 2009), analyzing available policies, processes and practices, comparing them with the best market practices and establishing an action plan for sustainability.

Improvement of sustainability management of Light Company

Year2010-2011
ContractorLIght
AmountR$ 266,333.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to improve corporate sustainability management of Light Company, such as: (i) coordination of the alignment process of the new Officers' Board with Light's sustainability agenda; (ii) structuring a panel of experts; (iii) advising on the process of preparing the 2010 Sustainability Report and (iv) incorporating aspects of sustainability in the processes related to medium and high priority issues of the materiality matrix.

Preparation of technical opinion on the ISE for BM&F Bovespa

Year2010
ContractorBM&F Bovespa
AmountR$ 22,869.00
AbstractFBDS provided technical advice to prepare a technical opinion on the effectiveness of the BM&F Bovespa Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE - Índice de Sustentabilidade Empresarial) in terms of reference for the best corporate sustainability practices.

Experimental forecast for precipitation and temperature for MPX

Year2009 -2010
ContractorMPX Energia
AmountR$ 450,000.00
AbstractFBDS provided technical advice for experimental forecasts of monthly averages of precipitation and temperatures for MPX Energia, according to the numerical model of the atmosphere.

Structuring of fundraising mechanisms to encourage forest recovery projects in the Atlantic Rain Forest

Year2009
ContractorSecretaria de Estado do Ambiente (SEA) Environment State Secretary
AmountR$ 79,500.00
AbstractFBDS developed for SEA a study to structure fundraising mechanisms to encourage forest recovery projects in Atlantic Rain Forest areas.

Assessment of the degree of companies' maturity in sustainability management

Year2009-2010
ContractorIMD / SESI (RJ)
AmountR$ 351,000.00
AbstractFBDS prepared a study for SESI by evaluating the degree of companies' maturity in managing sustainability. The SESI model of sustainability at work was the reference, using Brazilian companies as a basis, and three Forums on sustainable development were held.

Seminar on applications and incentives to CCS

Year2009
ContractorShell
AmountR$ 37,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to organize a seminar to discuss applications and stimulate the development of CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) technology. It aimed at supporting efforts with stakeholders that may impact the negotiations made at COP-15 in Copenhagen.

Companies for the Climate

Year2009
SupportShell, Ambev and the British Embassy
AmountR$ 100,000.00 (Shell) + R$ 20,000.00 (Light) e R$ ? (Embassy)
AbstractIn preparation for COP-15 in Copenhagen, FBDS organized a coalition of companies interested in contributing to the Brazilian government's position at the conference. On that occasion, the idea was that a broad climate agreement - which would replace Kyoto - was about to be approved. Some leading companies in different sectors feared that the Brazilian position would be too conservative and would prevent the country's participation in possible international mechanisms. Special reports were prepared on the carbon issue and its relationship with agriculture (Carlos Cerri -CENA / USP), energy (Roberto Schaffer - COPPE /UFRJ) and deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest(Paulo Moutinho - IPAM), in addition to a diagnosis on the position of the main international players on climate negotiations (Eduardo Viola - UnB). All reports were discussed with the companies' technical representatives and a positioning letter was signed by the CEOs of the companies and handed in to the Brazilian Minister of the Environment Carlos Minc.

Study of winds in Paracuru - Ceará

Year2009
ContractorMPX Energia
AmountR$ 33,000.00
AbstractFBDS provided technical advice for the accomplishment of studies on the winds in Paracuru (located in the State of Ceará) for the company MPX Energia, describing the wind speed and direction data at that location.

Study on the impacts of extreme weather events in Brazil

Year2009
SponsorshipLloyd's
AmountUS$ 35,000.00
AbstractA joint study was carried out between FBDS and Lloyd's on extreme weather events in Brazil, resulting in a publication gathering four studies prepared by specialists, under FBDS' coordination, about the following themes: Climate Change and Extreme Events in Brazil, Risks for the Energy Sector and Adaptation Needs, Adaptation in the Brazilian Agricultural Sector, Rising Sea Level and Adaptation in Major Coastal Cities. Another initiative was the seminar "Impacts of Extreme Climate Events in Brazil", gathering representatives of governments, specialists in climate change, entrepreneurs and scientists held at the Museum of the Environment, Botanical Garden, designed for a debate on the occurrence of extreme events in Brazil (hurricanes, floods, heat and cold waves, cyclones, etc.) and their possible impacts on electricity generation, agriculture and major coastal cities in the country.

Experimental forecasts of precipitation and temperature averages

Year2009
ContractorAPLBA
AmountR$ 180,000.00
AbstractFBDS developed experimental forecasts of precipitation and temperature averages for the period between July 2009 to June 2010 based on forecasts prepared by INPE for the Association of Researchers of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in the Amazon (Associação dos Pesquisadores do Experimento de Grande Escala da Biosfera-Atmosfera na Amazônia - APLBA).

Preparation of semi-automatic systems for experimental precipitation and temperature forecasts

Year2009
ContractorAPLBA
AmountR$ 52,750.00
AbstractFBDS provided services for the preparation of semi-automatic systems of experimental forecasts of monthly averages of precipitation for the Association of Researchers of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in the Amazon (APLBA).

Consolidation of sustainability management of Light Company

Year2009
ContractorLight
AmountR$ 242,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to support Light to consolidate its management policy for sustainability. Support was provided in the work agenda of the company's sustainability team for the implementation of the 2009 Action Plan, further steps were taken to structure the stakeholders' engagement process and assistance was provided in the process of preparing the 2009 Sustainability Report for Light Company.

Diagnosis of sustainability management of the Estácio de Sá University

Year2009
ContractorUniversidade Estácio de Sá
AmountR$ 85,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to prepare a diagnosis of available initiatives at the University and other college education institutions related to the theme of sustainability taking the ISE Bovespa 2008 questionnaire as a reference. FBDS also developed and suggested an action plan for sustainable management for Estácio based on this diagnosis.

Project of Carbon credit trading for V&M

Year2008
ContractorV&M
AmountR$ 150,000.00 + 5% of credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by V&M to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the forestry activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon absorbed in the different commercial reforestation sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

Project of Carbon credit trading for COMPACEL

Year2008
ContractorCOMPACEL (RIPASA Celulose e Papel)
AmountR$ 150,000.00 + 5% of credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by COMPACEL to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the forestry activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon absorbed by the different commercial reforestation sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

Preliminary studies for oil palm cultivation in Rondônia

Year2008-2009
ContractorJaraguá Participações
AmountR$ 72,000.00
AbstractIn this project, FBDS identified the areas with the lowest climate risk for oil palm cultivation in the northeastern part of the state of Rondônia, considering the hydric balance and fluctuation of water availability. A comparison was also made between the water balance for oil palm cultivation and the areas covered by pasture to determine possible changes in soil water storage and the generation of hydric surplus.

Economics of Climate Change in Brazil - Estimates of Water Supply in Brazil in Future Climate Scenarios (2015-2100)

Year2008
FinancingBritish Embassy and World Bank
Amount£ 71,580.00
AbstractThe project analyzed the impacts of global climate change in the main Brazilian hydrographic basins, building river flow scenarios until the year 2100, based on Hadley Center climate models and fifteen other international models. The project Economics of Climate Change in Brazil had the participation of several institutions. FBDS' contribution to the project fed EMBRAPA's models in the agricultural sector and COPPE's models in the electricity generation sector. The forecasting models built in this work have already started being used in other projects. The main results were the studies of future flows from 2010 to 2100 for the main hydrographic basins in the country, as well as data on future flows from different Brazilian states and a technical workshop at BNDES on "Reducing emissions from avoided deforestation of tropical forests".

Study on determining explanatory variables and correlations between climatic phenomena and precipitation / temperature - 3rd phase

Year2008-2009
ContractorCPFL
AmountR$ 225,000.00
AbstractIn the sequence to the previous project on this topic, FBDS was hired again to carry out studies on experimental forecasts of monthly averages of precipitation and temperatures for the period from February to December 2008, based on numerical models of the atmosphere and the coupled atmosphere-ocean system.

Brazil's Leading Report

Year2008
ContractorSustainability
SponsorshipShell (R$ 100,000.00) + TetraPak (R$ 35,000.00) and others
Amount50% of the net amount of R$ 775,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to develop a benchmark of the main sustainability reports in Brazil, using the Global Sustainability Reporters (UNEP) methodology, making an in-depth analysis of the integration of sustainability issues in business practices and the study of a selection of issues , challenges and examples inspired by Brazilian reports, with the publication of a report with that information.

Improvement of sustainability management of Vale

Year2008
ContractorVale
AmountR$ 22,300,00
AbstractFBDS was hired to provide technical support and make a critical analysis of Vale's 2007 Sustainability Report. It also prepared a benchmark analysis and mapped recommendations to improve the company's sustainability management.

Improvement of sustainability management of Saveiros

Year2008
ContractorSaveiros
AmountR$ 95,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to assist improving the management for sustainability, with the dissemination of the topic among company employees, making an analysis of available policies and processes in order to adapt them to the best market practices.

Socio-environmental policy of Itaú

Year2008
ContractorItaú
AbstractFBDS provided consultancy services to Banco Itaú so that the institution could carry out a critical analysis of its socio-environmental policy so as to attend the best practices suggested by the Dow Jones Sustainability index (DJSI).FBDS presented recommendations for the adaptation of the company's socio-environmental policy.

Project of carbon credits trading for COMGÁS

Year2007
ContractorCOMGÁS
AmountR$ 150,000.00 + 5% of credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by COMGÁS to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon that would no longer be emitted by the different energy efficiency sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

Project of carbon credit trading for Duratex

Year2007
ContractorDuratex (Duraflora)
AmountR$ 150,000.00 + 5% of credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by Duratex to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the forestry activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon absorbed by the different commercial reforestation sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

Project of carbon credit trading for Galvani

Year2007
ContractorGalvani
AmountR$ 150,000.00 + 5% of credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by Galvani, a fertilizer company, to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon that would no longer be emitted by the different energy efficiency sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

Technical support for preparing the sustainability report of AMBEV

Year2007
ContractorAMBEV
AmountR$ 75,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to identify potential improvements in the AMBEV company's sustainability practices and to support the improvement of the company's Sustainability Reports.

Improvement of sustainability management of Light Company

Year2007
ContractorLight
AmountR$ 70,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired to technically support Light Company in adapting to sustainability and to improve its management regarding that issue, by assisting the company in its coordination of the answers to ISE Bovespa questionnaire. In addition, a diagnosis on corporate sustainability in the company was also prepared, another diagnosis of the available initiatives related to the theme of sustainability, and FBDS suggested an action plan for the sustainable management of the company for the following year.

Training for Eletrobrás Sustainability Committee Managers

Year2007
ContractorEletrobrás
AmountR$ 10,000.00
AbstractFBDS carried out training for Eletrobrás sustainability committee members, aiming at preparing Eletrobrás Sustainability Committee managers to evaluate the 2006 Dow Jones Sustainability Index questionnaire and teach them to respond the 2007 questionnaire.

Corporate sustainability workshops for the Eletrobrás Group

Year2007
ContractorEletrobrás
AmountR$ 15,960.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by Eletrobrás to develop four workshops to make Eletrobrás Group executives aware of the most recent sustainability-focused financial initiatives.

Diagnosis of corporate sustainability of business groups in the State of Paraná

Year2007
ContractorSESI - Paraná
AmountR$ 90,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by SESI of the State of Paraná to prepare a diagnosis of five major business groups in the State in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of corporate sustainability concerning values, policies, strategies, management instruments and measurement mechanisms of these companies.

Study on determining explanatory variables and correlations between climatic phenomena and precipitation / temperature - 2nd phase

Year2007
ContractorCPFL
AmountR$ 164,000.00
AbstractIn the sequence to the previous project, this year, FBDS was hired to carry out studies on experimental forecasts of monthly averages of precipitation and temperatures for the period from February to December 2007, based on numerical models of the atmosphere and the coupled atmosphere-ocean system.

Project of carbon credit trading for AES Brasil

Year2006
ContractorAES Brasil
AmountR$ 150,000.00 + 5% of credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by AES Brasil to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, figuring out the amount of carbon absorbed by the different sub-projects for the reforestation of native species.

Project of carbon credit trading for Petroflex

Year2006
ContractorPetroflex
AmountR$ 150,000.00 + 5% of credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by Petroflex to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon that would no longer be emitted by the different energy efficiency sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

Project of carbon credit trading for Rhodia

Year2006
ContractorRhodia
AmountR$ 150,000.00 + 5% of credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by Rhodia to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon that would no longer be emitted by the different energy efficiency sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

Project of carbon credit trading for CAF Santa Bárbara

Year2006
ContractorCAF Santa Bárbara (Belgo Mineira)
AmountR$ 150,000.00 + 5% of credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by CAF Santa Bárbara to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the forestry activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon absorbed in the different commercial reforestation sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

Study on determining explanatory variables and correlations between climatic phenomena and precipitation / temperature - 1st phase

Year2006
ContractorCPFL
AmountR$ 400,000.00
AbstractFBDS was contracted to prepare a study identifying the climatic phenomena that explain the behavior of the precipitation and temperature variables, considering the respective correlations with the flow of the hydrological basins, the forecast of the evolution of precipitation and temperature in the short run. A modeling of the precipitation was made for this project and the forecast (for the period from December 2006 to April 2007) of precipitation was estimated in the hydrographic basins of Paraná (rivers Grande, Paranaíba, Tietê and Paranapanema), São Francisco, Iguaçu, Uruguay and Tocantins. A forecast of the temperatures in the states of SP and RS was made as well as a monthly forecast of the explanatory variables until June 2007, showing the climatic variables that correlate with precipitation and flow at the current and projected hydroelectric power plants.

Preparation of the guidelines Manual for projects on Clean Development Mechanism

Year2006
SponsorshipMinistério de Ciência e Tecnologia
Abstract

Study of carbon credits in projects on production and use of biofuels in Brazil

Year2006
ContractorEmpresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE)
AmountR$ 120,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by the Energy Research Company to prepare a study on the use of carbon credits in projects on production and use of biofuels in Brazil based on the Kyoto Treaty, assessing the benefits of the Kyoto Treaty in production projects and alcohol and biodiesel use in Brazil, suggesting public policies that encourage the use of these benefits and creating a reference guide to obtain CDM certificates in projects of this nature.

Climate change and its impacts on renewable energy in Brazil

Year2006
ContractorPetrobrás. Agreement between: Petrobrás, INPE, Funcate and FBDS.
AmountR$ 1,018,538.00
AbstractThe aim of this project was to investigate the impacts that global climate changes could bring on the availability of water resources in the area surrounding REPLAN (Paulínia Refinery) and its effects on local biodiversity. The data were also useful to investigate the dilution capacity of the effluents generated by the production unit. As a result, it was possible to develop a methodology that could be applied in similar future studies in other Petrobras production units.

Identification of business opportunities in non-timber forest products for Masisa

Year2006
ContractorMasisa
AmountR$ 90,000.00
AbstractFBDS acted as a specialized consultant to Masisa by making a diagnosis to identify business opportunities in non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in native forests of Paraná and Santa Catarina owned by the company.

Improvement of SESI's sustainability management in Paraná

Year2006
ContractorSESI - Paraná
AbstractFBDS acted as a technical consultant to improve SESI's sustainability management by proposing an initial agenda of activities for the Center for Sustainability Studies (CES), coordinating activities in the definition of CES and in the execution of research projects, consultancy, training courses, improvement, lectures, among others.

Study "Biofuels for transportation in Brazil - BMVEL studie"

Year2005
ContractorGTZ Brasil
AmountR$ 95,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by the GTZ agency in Brazil to develop a study on the Brazilian experience in the use of biofuels, evaluating and analyzing the local experience, the relevance of the market and the conditions for the production, use and marketing of the biofuel in the transport sector, within the scope of the Project "Biofuels for transportation in Brazil - BMVEl Studie"

Petrobrás - Water resource availability scenarios - 2nd stage

Year2005
ContractorPetrobrás
AmountR$ 989,100.00
AbstractProject to check the availability of hydric resources at the following units of Petrobras: REPAR-Refinaria Presidente Getúlio Vargas, in Paraná; REFAP-Refinaria Alberto Pasqualini, in Rio Grande do Sul; LUBNOR-Lubrificantes e Derivados de Petróleo do Nordeste, in Ceará; RLAM- Refinaria Landulpho Alves, in Bahia; FAFEN-SE-Fábricas de Fertilizantes Nitrogenados, in Sergipe; e FAFEN-BA-Fábricas de Fertilizantes Nitrogenados, in Bahia. The purpose of the project was to determine, by means of scenarios, hydric availability for the years 2010, 2015 and 2020, the supply of hydric resources and the capacity of the water bodies that receive the effluents to receive the liquid effluents generated in those facilities. Its objectives were: to describe and diagnose the situation of hydric demand and availability in the main regions of the company's operation and assess the potential, availability and vulnerability of groundwater in the regions analyzed; to describe, diagnose and evaluate the availability of water bodies for the discharge of industrial effluents and indicate, by operation unit, alternatives for capturing water, reducing consumption and discharge of effluents; to inform about the practiced levels of reuse, reprocessing and recycling of effluents in the country and abroad and public and private management policies.

IMD / FBDS Survey - Building a Business Case for Sustainability for Brazil

Year2005 - 2006
SponsorshipBanco ABN AMRO Real, Itaú, Klabin, SESI, Tetra Pak
AmountR$ 80,000.00 (Banco ABN AMRO) + R$ 53,300.00 (promotion event by Itau) + R$ 100.000.00 (Klabin) + R$ 160,000.00 (SESI) + R$ 100.000.00 (Tetra Pak)
AbstractFBDS, together with IMD / CSD, developed the project "IMD / FBDS Research - Building a Business case for Sustainability for Brazil", which consisted of choosing companies in each selected sector, with interviews with those responsible for the sustainability area, executives and general managers of the chosen companies. The project focused on three sectors: paper and cellulose, food and utilities in the electricity sector. The final products of this project were publications/presentations that demonstrate the degree of commitment to corporate sustainability in the three sectors covered and the preparation of "business cases" to be discussed with selected audiences in a high-level workshop.

Consultancy for corporate sustainability for the Suzano Group

Year2005 - 2006
ContractorGrupo Suzano
AmountR$ 350,000.00
AbstractFBDS advised the Suzano Group (Suzano Papel e Celulose and Suzano Petroquímica) to make a critical analysis of the documents to be used in the responses to the questionnaire to be answered to Bovespa and to monitor the entire process of answering the questionnaires together with the responsible areas in the company. .

Consultancy for corporate sustainability for Klabin

Year2005
ContractorKlabin
AmountR$ 120,000,00
AbstractFBDS advised Klabin in the preparation and implementation of an environmental report by means of a careful process considering the company's available actions of sustainability, incorporating new dimensions and quantitative indicators, in addition to checking the company's GRI indicators.

Project of carbon credit trading for Cenibra

Year2005
ContractorCenibra
AmountR$ 150000,00 + 5% of the credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by Cenibra to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the forestry activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon absorbed in the different commercial reforestation sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

Project of carbon credit trading for Aracruz

Year2004
ContractorAracruz
AmountR$ 150.000,00 + 5% of the credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by Aracruz to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the forestry activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon absorbed in the different commercial reforestation sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

Project of carbon credit trading for Suzano (Bahia Sul)

Year2004
ContractorSuzano (Bahia Sul)
AmountR$ 150,000,00 + 5% of the credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by Suzano to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the forestry activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon absorbed in the different commercial reforestation sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

Project of carbon credit trading for VCP Florestal

Year2004
ContractorVCP Florestal
AmountR$ 150,000.00 + 5% of the credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was contracted by VCP Florestal to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the forestry activities developed by the company, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon absorbed in the different commercial reforestation sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

Project of Carbon credit trading for Klabin

Year2003
ContractorKlabin
AmountR$ 150,000.00 + 5% of the credits depending on the project's approval
AbstractFBDS was hired by Klabin to develop a project aimed at negotiating carbon credits according to the activities developed by Klabin, following the rules of the voluntary carbon market of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). A carbon balance was achieved by the project, measuring the amount of carbon absorbed in the different commercial reforestation sub-projects. The project was approved by CCX.

System of treatment of hydric effluents by aquatic plants and production of biogas by biomass

Year2003
ContractorPetrobrás
AmountR$ 100,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by Petrobrás to perform a project of treatment system of hydric effluents using aquatic plants, part of which is an input for the production of biogas installed at the Presidente Bernardes Refinery in Cubatão (SP).

Petrobrás - Scenarios of hydric resources availability - 1st stage

Year2002
ContractorPetrobrás
AmountR$ 599,789.47
AbstractProject aimed at describing and diagnosing the situation of hydric demand and availability in the main regions where Petrobras operates in Brazil. Its objectives were to describe and diagnose the situation of hydric demand and availability in the main regions of operation of the company and to build short-term (5 years), medium-term (10 years) and long-term (20 years) scenarios for hydric demand and availability supply sources of the operational units analyzed; to assess the potential, availability and vulnerability of groundwater in the analyzed regions, and the availability of water bodies for the discharge of industrial effluents; to indicate, for each operation unit, the alternatives for capturing water, reducing consumption and discharging effluents.

Diagnosis and socio-environmental zoning for the management of the areas under influence of Petrobras refineries and terminals in the State of São Paulo

Year2002-2003
ContractorPetrobrás
AmountR$ 2,605,260.00
AbstractTerritorial management project with the structuring of a geo-referenced information base and surveys of the abiotic, biotic support and socioeconomic dynamics for Petrobras. This database was used by Petrobrás for decision-making on local and regional scale, including: definition of business strategies; investment diversification; monitoring, assessment of impacts and environmental compensation; consolidation of company/government partnerships; interaction with the community; support to municipal planning. The area covered by the project is approximately 6,120 km2, covering 21 municipalities. Products - thematic maps (scale 1:50,000) with information on: cartographic basis, declivity chart, geological bodies chart, hydrographic subsystem chart, drainage hierarchy chart, morphometric parameter table, erosion and sedimentation chart, chart of remnants of vegetation cover, social indicators, population dynamics cartograms, cartograms of indicators on population living conditions, infrastructure indicators, service access cartography, infrastructure cartography, economic indicators, productive activity cartography, economic indicators, political-institutional indicators, cartograms of political-institutional indicators, chart of land use patterns, urbanization chart, cartograms of sources of diffuse pollution, chart of location of the main sources of point pollution.

Plan of municipal electricity management for Campo Grande

Year2002
ContractorIBAM
AmountR$ 22,000.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by IBAM to provide technical assistance in the execution of the works of the Rede Cidades Eficientes em Energia Elétrica (Net of Electric Energy Efficient Cities), specifically in the preparation and monitoring of the Municipal Electricity Management Plan for the city of Campo Grande (MS). In this project, the actions were: the qualification and training of local technicians from the municipal energy management unit was carried out; support in the implementation of the Municipal Energy Information System computer program for the management of electricity data; survey and collection of technical data information; establishment of indicators for energy performance; preparation of the Municipal program to Combat Energy Waste, among others.

Plan of municipal electricity management for Serra (ES)

Year2002
ContractorIBAM
Amount23,463.00­
AbstractFBDS was hired by IBAM to provide technical assistance in the execution of the work of the Rede Cidades Eficientes em Energia Elétrica, specifically in the preparation and monitoring of the Municipal Electricity Management Plan for the city of Serra (ES). In this project, , the actions were: the qualification and training of local technicians from the municipal energy management unit ; support in the implementation of the Municipal Energy Information System computer program for the management of electricity data; survey and collection of technical data information; establishment of indicators for energy performance; preparation of the Municipal program to Combat Energy Waste, among others.

Plan of municipal electricity management for Carazinho (RS)

Year2002
ContractorIBAM
Amount26,048.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by IBAM to provide technical assistance in the execution of the work of the Rede Cidades Eficiente em Energia Elétrica, specifically in the preparation and monitoring of the Municipal Electricity Management Plan for the city of Carazinho (RS). In this project, the actions were: the qualification and training of local technicians from the municipal energy management unit; support in the implementation of the Municipal Energy Information System computer program for the management of electricity data; survey and collection of technical data information; establishment of indicators for energy performance; preparation of the Municipal program to Combat Energy Waste, among others.

Center for Education and Diffusion of Environmental Technologies for the conservation of floodplain ecosystems in the Alto Tietê Basin

Year2002 - 2003
ContractorSABESP
AmountR$ 147,500.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by SABES to implement the Center for Education and Diffusion of Environmental Technologies for the conservation of floodplain ecosystems in the Alto Tietê Basin - Parque Ecológico do Tietê (Tietê Ecological Park). The main objectives of that project were: install, maintain the operation and monitor the experimental wetland water treatment plant; manage and monitor the plant; develop and execute alternatives for recycling water and by-products of wetland systems, and to develop alternative systems for electricity generation.

Geo-referenced information base for the Presidente Getúlio Vargas Refinery's area of influence (REPAR)

Year2001 -2004
ContractorPetrobrás
AmountR$ 2,605,236.00
AbstractTerritorial management project aimed at organizing the information available at Petrobras on the area affected by the July 2000 accident on the Iguaçu River, focused on socioeconomic and environmental aspects. For that purpose, it was necessary to organize, assess and complete the database and integrate it in Petrobras' internal system. The environmental awareness letter was prepared and made available to the Environmental Institute of Paraná.

Global climate change and its impacts on Brazilian Ecosystems

Year2001 -2002
ContractorCNPq
AmountR$ 254,066.00
AbstractThe main purpose of this project was to prepare a document / project that determined, by successive approximations, the impacts of global climate change on Brazilian ecosystems. This project was an integral part of the Project for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Brazilian Biological Diversity (PROBIO - Projeto de Conservação e utilização Sustentável da Diversidade Biológica Brasileira).

Support for the creation, development and management of the ZEE Brasil website

Year2001 -2002
ContractorMMA
AmountR$ 324,150.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by the Ministry of the Environment to support the creation, development and management of the ZEE Brasil website, which made available the work previously prepared by FBDS, "Macrozoneamento da Amazônia" (Amazon Macrozoning").

Management plan for the State Park of Várzeas do Rio Ivinhema (MS)

Year2000-2003
ContractorCompanhia Energética de São Paulo (CESP)
AmountR$ 600,000.00
AbstractTerritorial management project aimed at preparing the environmental zoning, indication of management programs and subsidizing the plan of the public use of the park located in Mato Grosso do Sul .The project was hired by the Environment State Secretary of Mato Grosso do Sul and it consisted of the environmental diagnosis of the area, with the collection of primary and secondary data on the abiotic, biotic, land use and occupation characteristics for the construction of a cartographic reference base. In the sequence, it carried out a socioeconomic analysis of the communities that lived in the Park and its surroundings. With that information, environmental zoning was carried out, the geographic information system was created and the Park Management Plan was prepared.

Sustainable phytotherapy in the Atlantic Rain Forest of Paraná

Year2000
Technical cooperationKlabin do Paraná, FGV and FBDS. Financing by FUNBIO.
AmountR$ 5,200,000.00 (agreement total)
AbstractThis project aimed at the implementation of the Monte Alegre project - Sustainable production, Use and Commercialization of Medicinal Plants and their derivatives for medicinal use in the conservation unit of the Monte Alegre farm - Primary forests of the Atlantic Rain Forest in Paraná (araucaria formation).

Large-scale Biosphere-atmosphere experiment in the Amazon (LBA). Sub-Component: human dimensions

Year2000-2001
Contractor
AbstractThis project was part of an international research initiative led by Brazil, planned to generate new knowledge to understand the climatological, ecological, biogeochemical and hydrological functioning of the Amazon; the impact of changes in land use in these operations and the interactions between Amazonia and the Earth's global bio-geophysical system. Some objectives of this study were: to quantify, understand and model the physical, chemical and biological processes that control the cycles of energy, water, carbon and nutrients found in the Amazon, with deforestation as the central theme of the human sub-component dimensions.

Porto Primavera - Evaluation of the impact of the reservoir on the surrounding water table

Year2000-2001
ContractorCompanhia Energética de São Paulo (CESP)
AmountR$ 439,560.00
AbstractTerritorial management project to detect the emergence of wetlands or areas with low natural drainage that could compromise the suitability of lands that support socioeconomic activities due to the effects of the variation in the level of the Porto Primavera dam on the water table in the surrounding areas, located in the Hydrographic Basin of HPP Eng. Sérgio Motta. This project was carried out for CESP and included the mapping of land use and occupation (on a scale of 1:50,000), including types of natural vegetation cover and its state of conservation, types of agricultural areas and their forms of management and population centers identified by area and density. Taking that survey in consideration, a cartographic base was elaborated, with emphasis on the drainage network, and a mathematical model for simulating the hydrological cycle, considering precipitation, interception, surface runoff, infiltration, evapotranspiration, aquifer recharge and basic runoff. Finally, a hydrodynamic simulation model of the aquifer was developed.

Project "Núcleo de Demonstração e Disseminação de Mecanismos de Desenvolvimento Limpo (MDL)" ("Nucleus for Demonstration and Dissemination of CDM")

Year2000
FinancingFINEP
AmountR$ 81,400.00
AbstractThe main objectives of this project were to collaborate, disseminate and discuss the concept of CDM and its implementation in Brazil, identifying obstacles, opportunities and providing support for the implementation/execution of CDM projects in the private sector. It also aimed at promoting and developing projects with the private sector to promote the qualification of non-repayable resources.

Preparation of socio-environmental indicators for Guanabara Bay

Year2000
ContractorPetrobrás
AmountR$ 80,000.00
AbstractProject was carried out jointly with Petrobrás. The project, based on available secondary data, aimed at identifying the socio-environmental indexes, parameters and indicators that could be immediately used in the Guanabara Bay area. For that purpose, the information was collected by means of surveys of information and technical data available in public agencies, private companies, universities and Petrobras itself. Those data were classified by their content and availability of historical series. With the handling of information and the appropriate statistical treatment, socio-environmental indexes, parameters and indicators were structured for the evaluation of Guanabara Bay. That project was developed according to a Term of Commitment signed between the company and the Public Ministry in 2000.

Study on the control of aquatic plants in CESP's reservoirs

Year1999
ContractorCompanhia Energética de São Paulo (CESP)
AmountR$ 5,863.873.00
AbstractFBDS developed a study with aquatic plants in the reservoirs of CESP's hydroelectric power plants, aim at the control of the proliferation of aquatic plants, creation and management of the Aquatic Plants Center and the monitoring and coordination of projects to be developed by other institutions for the same objective.

State and Municipal Energy Development Program (PRODEEM - Programa de Desenvolvimento Energético de Estados e Municípios)

Year1999
ContractorMME
AmountR$ 246,077.00
AbstractFBDS developed a methodology, considering socio-economic and technical aspects for the implementation and assessment of the projects already executed, aiming at optimizing the physical and financial evaluation of the projects concerning the State and Municipal Energy Development Program. This methodology allowed the evaluation of 51 of the 116 projects implemented in phase 1 of that program.

Program of Actions part of the National Energy Conservation Program (PROCEL - Programa Nacional de Conservação de Energia)

Year1999
ContractorEletrobrás
AmountR$ 28,000.00 (Phase I) and R$ 25,000.00 (Phase II)
AbstractFBDS was the executor of this program of actions that are part of Eletrobrás' PROCEL. The first phase of the work consisted of a municipal energy management program in municipalities of Médio Paraíba (making the diagnosis of energy consumption in the city in public areas; prioritizing actions, identifying the main uses and informing the private sector of the available potential for energy use production processes, among others). The 2nd phase consisted of the Energy Efficiency in Sanitation program at SABESP (preparation of an audit of the use of electricity in the collection, supply, treatment, reservation and distribution of water; preparation of a diagnosis, action plan and management plan, etc.)

Project of territorial management of Médio Paraíba

Year1998-1999
ContractorCSN
AmountR$ 984,000.00
AbstractTerritorial management project was carried out in partnership with Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) and its objective was the development of an integrated environmental management model, aiming at the formulation of action plans for the environmental control and monitoring of the Médio Paraíba River region. The project covered the municipalities of Volta Redonda, Barra do Piraí, Piraí, Barra Mansa, Pinheiral, Quatis and Porto Real. The first stage consisted of an environmental diagnosis with hydrology studies and sample collection and laboratory analysis. In the sequence, an inventory of the physical, biotic and anthropic means was made. With that information, a geo-referenced database (scale 1:50,000) was built, allowing manipulation and integration between them. Finally, there was the preparation of the macrozoning of the region, explained in the map of industrial, agricultural, urban development and road system, in the integrative map of vulnerability of landscape systems. The works were presented and discussed with every municipality City Hall, as well as with relevant state and federal public agencies.

Cicuta Project: Implementation of a private management conservation unit

Year1998-1999
ContractorCSN (Financed by FUNBIO and Fundação General Edmundo de Macedo Soares e Silva - FUGEMSS)
AmountR$ 1,8000.000.00
AbstractThe Cicuta Project aimed at creating a model area of environmental conservation in a private location, where environmental activities (preservation and recovery) are closely related to education, culture, sports and leisure. For that purpose, a geo-referenced database and the use plan for the unit were prepared. That project was carried out at the request of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional and started with the survey of available secondary data: articles, maps, theses, information and images related to the area under study. In the sequence, a field survey was carried out to learn about geology, geomorphology, geotechnics, pedology, vegetation, fauna and anthropic environment. Based on the inventory of physical, biotic and anthropic means, thematic maps and zoning were prepared.

Environmental impact assessment of CSN boilers

Year1998 - 1999
ContractorCSN
AmountR$ 13,940.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by CSN to carry out an environmental impact assessment of the LTQ#2 boilers in operation at the Presidente Vargas Steelworks in Volta Redonda, assessing both internally and externally the boiler fumes of the finishing mill, issuing a conclusive report on the environmental impacts of the boilers.

Pollutant assessment at the Presidente Vargas Steelworks Foundry area

Year1998 - 1999
ContractorCSN
AmountR$ 49,200.00
AbstractFBDS was hired by CSN to carry out an assessment of pollutants at the Presidente Vargas Steelworks Foundry area in Volta Redonda, preparing reports on the environmental impacts based on measurement reports of emissions, photographs and also showing the possible need for actions to reduce these impacts, proposing solutions.

Environmental recovery plan for the Rio do Peixe Basin

Year1997-1999
ContractorCompanhia Energética de São Paulo (CESP)
AmountR$ 1,476,000,00
AbstractProject carried out jointly with CESP, aiming at the preparation of an integrated environmental management model for hydrographic basins where the company operates, mainly in the basin of the Peixe River, a tributary to the Tietê River. The project included the preparation of a geo-referenced database and the definition of macro-zoning for the definition of the environmental recovery plan. The project included hydrology and hydric balance studies with mathematical modeling of water quality and formulation of action plans for the control, monitoring and integrated management of the watershed. The geo-referenced database covered thematic maps (in scale 1:50,000 and 1: 100,000) on: Cartographic Base; Declivity Chart; Population Distribution Cartogram; Water Supply Cartogram; Garbage Disposal Cartogram; Sanitary Sewage Cartogram; Relief Forms Geometry Chart; Current and Past Land Use Charts; Lithological Bodies Chart; of Hydrographic Sub-Basins Chart; Channel Hierarchy Chart; Drainage Density Chart; Pollution Sources Location Chart; Erosion and / or Silting Dynamics Chart; Erosion Susceptibility Chart.

Carbon balance in planted forests

Year1997-1999
ContractorMCT and PNUD
AmountR$ 40,000.00
AbstractProject aims at quantifying the carbon balance in forests planted throughout the national territory, as part of the Brazilian greenhouse gas balance program, provided for in international agreements signed by the Brazilian Government. Meetings were held with the main reforestation companies and business associations with activities in the forestry area, research in pulp and steel companies, pellet manufacturers, etc., in addition to consultations to the available bibliography, preparation of a study containing the methodology and data collected and workshop, with selected guests, for discussion and final approval of the work.

Assessment of GHG emissions due to changes in forest stocks and other woody biomasses from 1990 to 1994

Year1997
ContractorPNUD
AmountR$ 40,000.00
AbstractThis project was an integrating part of Brazil's National Communication presented in 1997 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Management plan and public use of the Itatiaia National Park

Year1997-1999
ContractorFGV and financial support by FUNBIO
AmountR$ 206,080.00
AbstractProject for participatory management and public use of the Itatiaia National Park jointly with IBAMA. In this project, actions were taken to carry out the environmental diagnosis of the area covered by the park, the implementation of the geographic information system and the structuring of a geo-referenced database on physical conditions, biota and the anthropic environment. Based on the information collected, the job was to make a diagnosis of the surrounding socioeconomic and environmental conditions and their impacts on the park. Finally, the park's participative management plan was carried out, coordinating several public, private and NGO institutions, in addition to determining the support capacity and the park's public use plan. The presentation of the results was treated in a special way, given its participatory characteristics, including the creation of a website about it.

Project for the recovery of the Palmital River waters

Year1997-1999
ContractorSANEPAR
AmountR$ 350,000.00
AbstractThis research and technical-economic feasibility project was carried out jointly with the Companhia de Saneamento do Paraná. It aimed at the environmental recovery of the Palmital system, located in the metropolitan region of Curitiba. The purpose was to make the system suitable for the city's water supply. The water quality of the basin was analyzed and an environmental diagnosis of the problem was made. In the sequence, technologies that could be used and studies of technical, economic and financial feasibility were identified. Finally, FBDS produced a basic conceptual project and details of the proposed water purification systems.

Forestry policies and sustainable development in the Amazon

Year1997
ContractorPNUD and FINEP
AmountR$ 60,000.00
AbstractProject carried out for UNDP and FINEP in order to establish criteria and methodologies to guide and regulate the sustainable use of forest resources in the Amazon, especially regarding government concessions for logging. Analyses were carried out on the expansion of logging activities in the Amazon Region, the international trade in tropical wood, the Brazilian market of tropical wood, in addition to research on forest management in the Amazon Region, forest and socio-environmental certification and forest concession policies. Finally, proposals for contractual safeguards were made in concessions approved by the Federal Government, with the organization of a workshop, with national and international experts for the appreciation and review of the works and the publication of the book entitled "Forest Policies and Sustainable Development in the Amazon"

Assessment of the environmental impacts of the Paraguai-Paraná Waterway

Year1997
Financing SupportBID and PNUD
AbstractThe project was prepared by the Intergovernmental Committee of the Waterway with the collaboration of the president of FBDS, Israel Klabin and its director, Eneas Salati. The project analyzed the economic viability, the engineering project and the environmental impact study for the navigation project of the Paraguai-Paraná waterway. To improve its navigability, it would be necessary to dredge a deeper navigation channel along the 3,400 km of the river system, remove rocky outcrops, rectify river curves, among other engineering works. During the development of that study, two books were published.

Mega-Cities - Innovations for Urban Life

Year1996
Technical cooperationThe Smithsonian Institution, Rockefeller Foundation, Harvard University and others with the participation of FBDS by Israel Klabin
AbstractThe project was coordinated by the Smithsonian Institute, with the participation of representatives from several institutions such as Harvard University, University of Maryland, MIT, The Rockefeller Foundation and it included the president of FBDS, Israel Klabin. The Mega-Cities Project was very active and it sought to replicate successes, avoid mistakes and deepen the understanding of the challenges of cities in the 21st century.

Rehabilitation, expansion and conservation of the Baixo Cotia System

Year1996-1998
ContractorSABESP
AmountR$ 1,040,000.00
AbstractThis project, carried out with SABESP, aimed at the environmental recovery of the Baixo Cotia system, in the metropolitan region of São Paulo, making it suitable for water supply. An assessment of the possible need was made for additional treatment to adjust the quality of the effluent treated by ETE Barueri, aiming at the functional rehabilitation of the spring and its regulation capacity so that the Baixo Cotia ETA would have sufficient raw water for any hydrological condition presented. For that purpose, an environmental diagnosis was carried out with proposed technologies and an environmental monitoring plan. Environmental planning works (physical, biotic and anthropic means), hydrology, water balance and hydraulic operation with mathematical modeling were developed. In the sequence, projects for water treatment with economic-financial, legal and institutional examination were analyzed. Finally, all the information collected was geo-referenced on thematic maps (at scales 1:60,000, 1:50,000, 1:25,000 and 1:10,000).

Program for monitoring urban coastal ecosystems in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro

Year1995-1996
Contractor
AbstractThis project was on environmental management with emphasis on water resources and territorial management. That action was carried out at the request of the Environment State Secretary of the City of Rio de Janeiro. Its aim was to identify and transfer to the Environment State Secretary modern technology for measuring water quality, identifying the main sources of pollution, proposing mitigation measures and implementing a geo-referenced database. At first, the project developed and identified methodologies for the characterization of the water quality and management profile for coastal ecosystems affected by urban pressure. A diagnosis was also carried out on the main causes of alteration of the ecosystem from the urban system. With that information, the main mechanisms and methodologies for mitigating or correcting environmental impacts were identified and a monitoring plan was prepared. Finally, a database on the quality of water in the coastal ecosystem of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro was structured, implemented and updated, covering up to 10 parameters in 55 different locations.

Environmental restoration plan for the Baixada de Jacarepaguá

Year1995
ContractorRio de Janeiro's City Administration
AmountR$ 50,000.00
AbstractA project carried out with the Rio de Janeiro's City Administration, aimed at preparing the basic planning for the environmental recovery of an urban watershed, including pre-feasibility studies for specific projects. The project started with an analysis of the physical environment (geology, relief, soils, climatic conditions, hydrographic systems, coastal oceanography and water quality), biotic (terrestrial vegetation cover and lagoon fauna and flora) and the anthropic environment (survey of the situation urbanization plans and projects and sources of pollution). In the sequence, a pre-feasibility study was carried out for the Sanitary Infrastructure Program, including macro-drainage, sewage treatment and disposal of solid waste for the Recovery of Degraded Areas, including resettlement of people from risk areas and planting programs. Finally, cost-benefit analyses and cost recovery of the projects to be implemented were carried out.

Sustainable Biosphere Project: Amazon Basin Case Study

Year1995-1996
Contractor
AbstractProject carried out jointly with the University of Oregon to establish criteria and methodologies for the identification and implementation of sustainable development projects in the Amazon. For that purpose, the following works were carried out: identification of techniques used in the Amazon for the exploitation of renewable natural resources and their analyses concerning the aspect of ecological, social and economic sustainability; identification of agricultural and pasture techniques used by small and large farmers; identification of limiting factors: ecological, technological, social, educational, economic and institutional to obtain sustainable development for the diverse Amazonian ecosystems; identification of current experiences with the use of agroforestry techniques and their potential in the Amazon Region; Identification of research centers that are developing national and international projects related to the central themes of the project "Sustainable Biosphere Project", subject to the project "Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)"; a Workshop held to discuss and consolidate the work developed; an Executive Summary prepared to indicate the conclusions and areas for further research.

Sustainable use of fishery resources in the Amazon

Year1995
ContractorW. Alton Jones Foundation (USA)
AbstractStudy in order to identify strategies and methodologies for the sustainable use of fishery resources in the Amazon. Eight studies were carried out with national and foreign researchers, in addition to the organization of a workshop and the publication of a book entitled "Strategies for the Sustainable Use of Fisheries Resources in the Amazon".

Economic - Ecological Zoning of the Legal Amazon

Year1994-1995
ContractorBrazilian Federal Government
AmountR$ 7,500.000.00
AbstractProject aimed at the formation of geo-referenced databases and preparation of technical works related to the environment and sustainable development in the Amazon. As a result, the ecological economic zoning of the Legal Amazon on a 1:2,500,000 scale would be completed, with a pilot area of 1:250,000. The project was carried out in partnership with the Brazilian Ministry of Aeronautics. The first step consisted of setting up the geo-referenced database on the Legal Amazon with abiotic data (geology, soil, relief, rainfall, fluviometry), biotic data (vegetation, land use patterns, anthropism, biodiversity conservation units) and cartographic basis (road system, hydrography, cities, towns, municipal, state and international boundaries) and on a municipal scale for socio-economic descriptive data, in a total of 200 socio-economic variables for each of the 576 municipalities available in 1991 and 250 variables for geographic data. This step was followed by the preparation of technical papers on the following topics: Conservation of Biodiversity; Agricultural and Forestry Development; Energy; Sustained Management in Tropical Rainforests; Geopolitics; Environmental Legislation and Institutional Organization; Mining and Gold-Digging in the Amazon; Amerindian population; Fishery Resources in the Brazilian Amazon; Extractive Reserves. FBDS also provided technical support to IBGE, by means of the acquisition and transfer of computer systems (hardware and software) and the hiring of specific training for its geoprocessing area.

Placing biodiversity on the map

Year1994-1995
ContractorThe Thinker Foundation. Technical commitment between Instituto Iguaçu de Pesquisa and Preservação Ambiental and FBDS.
AmountUS$ 100,000.00
AbstractThe project was a technical cooperation for the preparation of a bird biodiversity database in the Atlantic Rain Forest. Maps and reports on Brazilian ecosystems based on the Atlantic Rain Forest were also prepared, analyzing the distribution of the diversity of birds, fish and correlating them with vegetation, hydrography and local orography.

Pilot power plants for solar energy

Year1994
ContractorCEPEL and YEDA/WIS
AbstractFBDS supported the project to build two pilot solar thermal generation power plants in Brazil for electricity generation, one with 500 kW capacity and the other with 200 kW capacity.

Integrated steel and agroforestry Project of Pains Company

Year1992
ContractorPains Company financed by GEF
AmountR$ 3,600,000.00
AbstractThe main objectives of this project were: to introduce new technologies with the installation of two continuous carbonization units, to reduce negative effects on the environment of conventional vegetable charcoal, to improve the quality of this charcoal and to reduce by 20% the quantity of wood needed to produce charcoal, to create technologies for agroforestry improvements for this case, such as improving genetic performance of native and forestry species.

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