Horta, Paulo, Sissini, Marina, Mueller, Carolina Melissa, Soares, Fernanda M.M., Pagliosa, Paulo, Rörig, Leonardo, Bonomi-Barufi, José, Berchez, Flavio, da Cunha, Leticia Cotrim, Kerr, Rodrigo, Rossi, Sergio, Soares, Marcelo de Oliveira ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4696-3166, Rodrigues-Filho, Jorge L., Pinheiro, Hudson T., Henning, Luciano, Espindola, Marcos Aurélio, de Oliveira, Nicole Figueiredo and Fonseca, Alessandra Larissa (2023) Brazil fosters fossil fuel exploitation despite climate crises and the environmental vulnerabilities. Marine Policy, 148 . p. 105423. DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105423.

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Despite global needs regarding the mitigation of the climatic and biodiversity crisis, Brazilian federal government signalized the bidding of 92 blocks of oil and gas exploitation. The potential production in these marine areas will add to the pre-salt reserves already contracted, multiplying by eight the Brazilian annual fossil fuel emissions by 2030. These potential emissions can reach the double of that currently produced by land uses and other sources. The ongoing governmental actions and omissions regarding deforestation, fostering of thermoelectric generation, and fragilization of the national environmental surveillance system, highlight the need for deeper international and multilateral discussion considering the achievement of global targets, explicit as necessaries in the last IPCC report. Considering the emergency context, the UN should present barriers to exploitation of remaining fossil fuel reserves, and a global orchestration to enable immediate and drastic reductions in our emissions, to avoid further negative impacts on the already fragile sociobiodiversity.

Document Type: Article
Programme Area: PA2
Research affiliation: Ecology > Reef Systems
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105423
ISSN: 0308597X
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Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2022 13:13
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2022 13:13
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/5086

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