Climate and Land Use Alliance

The Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) is a collaboration of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the ClimateWorks Foundation. CLUA’s objectives are to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from land use and the alliance has focused for several years on the tropical forests of Indonesia and Brazil’s Amazon Biome.

An assessment and strategy for Brazil’s Cerrado Biome

Over the last several years, the Cerrado Biome in Brazil has increasingly become a major frontier of deforestation, but it was not a formal part of CLUA’s strategy. CLUA engaged CEA to conduct an assessment of the Cerrado to synthesize the information available on the environmental, social, political, and economic resources in the region and to help the foundations better understand the trends and threats. CEA developed this assessment, in partnership with a Brazilian project manager and with guidance and input from several Brazilian civil society organizations and researchers. CEA also developed a set of strategic recommendations based on our research, designed to contribute to the development of CLUA’s emerging Cerrado strategy.


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