JIUS Case Studies: Projects

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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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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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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Morar Carioca "Verde": Greener Development

December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

The Rio de Janeiro Municipal Secretariat of Housing (SMH) made respect for the environment a core principle of its interventions in the "favelas" (slums) of the City. To further promote this principle, SMH is piloting a "green" ("Verde") approach to the Morar Carioca program in the South Zone favelas of Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira. With "Verde," SMH has sought to incorporate sustainability into each step of the project.

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