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This project supports the specialized journalism agency Mongabay.org to increase the quality and quantity of journalistic coverage of Brazilian finance of energy development in the Amazon rainforest. This project will pay particular attention to exploring the role that Brazil is playing in new hydroelectric power projects in the Tapajos watershed, one of the last intact river systems in the Brazilian Amazon. Mongabay.org is a specialist in science and environmental reporting about tropical forests, with partnerships for dissemination of material in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
This renewal will support continued work of the Uruguayan Study Center of Appropriate Technologies to research and analyze the impacts of trade and integration policies on the environment in South America and develop environmentally sustainable alternatives. This project will produce policy analysis from original research; disseminate research findings via a Web site, publications, and a variety of media outlets; conduct workshops with environmental organizations, citizens' groups, academics, and local and national government officials; and develop tools for integrating environmental considerations in regional economic integration processes.
The Mott Foundation’s Environment program supports non-governmental groups (NGOs) working nationally and globally to change policies and practices of international trade and financial institutions so the environment is protected and people’s standard of living is not adversely affected by projects supported by these institutions.
Some grants made through our Environment program’s interest in improving land use decisionmaking in Michigan, as well as our three other programs — Civil Society, Flint Area, and Pathways Out of Poverty — support sustainable development projects. Such projects balance economic growth, environmental protection and human well-being.
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