• Case study

    Green Districts Program: Ilha do Bom Jesus

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    In order to stimulate innovation and concentrated economic development, the State of Rio de Janeiro has developed the concept of "Green Districts." Each district will geographically cluster firms and institutions around an economic driver, with the State focusing on the green economy and providing greener services and infrastructure as a backdrop for development.

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  • Case study

    PSAM was developed by the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat of Environment (SEA) in 2010 and is part of the Pact for Sanitation (State Decree 42.930/11) subprogram Rio+Clean. The program covers 15 municipalities around Guanabara Bay, including the City of Rio de Janeiro, and it focuses on basic sanitation actions in watersheds contributing to the Guanabara Bay. The PSAM is an important step to achieve key goals of the state: to universalize sanitation in the region and to advance the environmental restoration of the bay.

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    Prove: Cooking Oil Reuse

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    The Reuse of Vegetable Oils in the State of Rio de Janeiro Program, or Prove (for the Portuguese-language acronym), was created in 2008 by the Secretary of State for the Environment (SEA) in order to stimulate the collection of used cooking oil and its reuse in the production of soap and alternative sources of energy such as biodiesel.

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    Fundão Channel Recovery and Revitalization

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    The Fundão Channel Recovery and Revitalization Program, which began in May 2009, aims to revitalize the channel through a series of environment, infrastructure, and technology interventions. Thus far, the progress made has improved the watershed and local ecosystem sufficiently to entice bird species that had been absent from the region for more than 20 years to return to the area.

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    Baixada de Jacarepaguá Water Infrastructure

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    Since 1995, the Baixada de Jacarepaguá area was the fastest growing region of Rio de Janeiro in terms of population and new construction, but the lack of available potable water seriously threatened the quality of life in the region. To overcome the lack of resources and of operational capacity to take on the challenge in a timely manner in the public sector, the Barra da Tijuca Community Association Câmara Comunitária da Barra da Tijuca (CCBT) reached out to the State Company of Water and Wastewater (Companhia Estadual de Águas e Esgotos-CEDAE), and to interested construction and commercial companies in the area, to leverage private financing for new water pipelines in exchange for water for future development project completion.

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