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Ministry creates project to monitor climate change in the country

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Ministry creates project to monitor climate change in the country

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Project will help in the elaboration of public policies that aim to mitigate causes and unwanted effects of climate (Photo: Archive / Agência Brasil)

The Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC) has created a project to organize the monitoring of climate change and its effects on the national territory. The platform, called ImpactaClima, will gather and consolidate information produced on the subject by different research institutions.

The goal is to articulate data from research institutions and integrate this information to establish a broader picture of the evolution of climate change in the country. Until March, data on climate, temperature, economic activities and population characteristics can be accessed at MCTIC portal.

For example, you can view information by municipality, state, or region, such as a watershed, for example.

Initially, information will be available on the Brazilian semiarid, which comprises nine Brazilian states: Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Minas Gerais, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio Grande do Norte and Sergipe. The focus will be on data related to water, energy and food security.

Allowance

The project will also subsidize public managers and contribute to the elaboration of public policies aimed at mitigating causes and unwanted effects.

According to Márcio Rojas, the ministry's climate coordinator, ImpactaClima will allow different types of managers, mayors and members of the federal government, entrepreneurs and citizens to guide decisions based on the consolidated data.

“The platform will allow us to see the future climate scenario of a region. In the semiarid, we know that the rain will decrease and the average temperature will increase. This guides a range of activities such as water security measures, investment in artesian wells, rain catchment. For producers, it will allow to evaluate irrigation. ”

Governance

The project will be coordinated by a governance committee made up of representatives of the ministry, the National Institute for Space Research and the National Education and Research Network, as well as invited members of other bodies, such as the Ministries of Environment and Regional Development.

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