Was von Thünen right? Cattle intensification and deforestation in Brazil

Working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Charles Palmer on 27 Jan 2017

This paper examines whether patterns of cattle intensification, deforestation, and pasture expansion in the Brazilian state of Rondonia are consistent with the land rent framework, in which location and distance to markets are key determinants of rents. A panel dataset of household lots, collected between 1996 and 2009, is used to test the hypothesis that […]

Integrating mitigation and adaptation in climate and land use policies in Brazil: a policy document analysis

Working paper by Monica Di Gregorio, Leandra Fatorelli, Emilia Pramova, Peter May, Bruno Locatelli, Maria Brockhaus on 24 Feb 2016

This paper investigates climate policy integration and coherence in land use policies in Brazil. Unlike other policy analyses a key aim is to assess ‘internal policy coherence’ in the climate change domain, or the extent to which positive and negative interactions between mitigation and adaptation are taken into account in policy formulation. The paper is […]