At a Glance
The South America Regional Mission Environmental Program serves Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Brazil is home to the Amazon Basin and biodiverse ecosystems that provide essential services for many people both regionally and globally. The impacts of climate change in the Basin vary significantly and are vast; higher temperatures may change the range and distribution of temperature sensitive species, increased severity of drought can greatly affect the Amazon’s freshwater ecosystems and the people who rely on them, change in rainfall and temperature could impact the spread of disease, and sea level rise and storm surge will have substantial impacts on lowland areas of the Amazon delta. Climate variability and change also threaten agriculture in Brazil. The largest percentage of greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy sector, followed by agriculture, land-use change and forestry, industrial processes, and waste.
Climate Projections and Impacts
Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information.
Key Climate Impact Areas
Funding & Country Climate Context
Refer to metadata and sources for more details.