Lake with surrounding forest


At a Glance

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.

    Funding and Key Indicators

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    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)


    $3.5 Million


    $1.5 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $2 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability


    Population (2020)

    211.7 million

    GHG Emissions Growth


    % Forested Area


    Climate Change Information

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    Stories from the Area

    The Amazon region is home to 1.6 million Indigenous Peoples, all of whom depend on the region’s forest and water resources for their material and cultural survival. Studies have shown that deforestation rates are much lower in places where Amazonian Indigenous Peoples have strong land tenure rights, making Indigenous Peoples important allies in biodiversity conservation.
    The United States and Brazil are both facing water shortages of historic proportions in some of their largest population centers, Fortune magazine reported on April 6.j