Earth Day contest at the U.S. Embassy recognizes student artwork

Students from the art classes at the American School of Brasilia (EAB) and the School of Nations (EDN) participated in an Earth Day art contest organized by the U.S. Embassy’s Green Team, as an initiative to promote greater awareness of the importance of recycling to protect the oceans and environment.
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USAID and Ministry of Environment Sign Agreement to Launch of Program of Technical Cooperation on Amazon Biodiversity Conservation

On April 5, 2018, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Country Director, Michael Eddy, and Minister of the Environment, José Sarney Filho, signed an agreement on the Amazon Biodiversity Conservation Program of Technical Cooperation in a ceremony with participants from the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), the Chico Mendes Institute (ICMBio) and the National Indigenous Peoples ...
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Consul General Visits Fernando de Noronha to Strengthen its History of US Presence on the Island

The U.S. Consul General Richard Reiter and consulate staff toured the island of Fernando de Noronha and participated in an event honoring the American presence on the island, which dates back to WWI and was intensified during the Cold War. The event marked the 60-year anniversary of the Cold War Guided Missile Observation Post. As ...
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FACT SHEET: President Obama to Create the World’s Largest Marine Protected Area

On Friday, President Obama will expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area. Building on the United States’ global leadership in marine conservation, today’s designation will more than quadruple the size of the existing marine monument, permanently protecting pristine coral reefs, deep sea marine habitats, ...
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FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Recognizes the 100th Anniversary and Economic Benefits of America’s National Parks

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2016 As America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the creation of our national park system this year, the President and the First Family are traveling to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico and Yosemite National Park in California. The President has ...
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U.S. Hosts World’s Energy Ministers to Scale Up Clean Energy and Drive Implementation of the Paris Agreement

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Government and Business Leaders Gather in San Francisco at CEM7 and the Mission Innovation Ministerial to Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment and to Double Clean Energy R&D Investments over Five Years to $30 Billion per Year President Obama’s leadership has helped catalyze the largest investment ...
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A Greener Future

Opinion article written by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde for the newspaper Correio Braziliense and published on April 22, 2016.   On April 22, when people around the world celebrate Earth Day, world leaders made history at the United Nations, in New York. More than one hundred countries today officially signed up to the Paris Agreement on ...
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Fact Sheet: Working Together to Build a Sustainable Water Future

Water challenges are facing communities and regions across the United States, impacting millions of lives and costing billions of dollars in damages. These challenges are particularly problematic in predominantly poor, minority, or rural communities, where water inequality can go hand-in-hand with socioeconomic inequality. Recent events, including record-breaking drought in the West, severe flooding in the ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Obama spoke by phone today with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil to discuss ongoing progress in the Paris climate conference, which will conclude on December 11. Both leaders emphasized their personal commitment to reach an ambitious climate change agreement and their interest in ...
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FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Actions on Clean Energy Strategy

November 6, 2015 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Actions to Ensure that Nuclear Energy Remains a Vibrant Component of the United States’ Clean Energy Strategy As detailed in the Climate Action Plan, President Obama is committed to using every appropriate tool to combat climate ...
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U.S.-Brazil Joint Statement On Climate Change

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 30, 2015 Presidents Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff commit to intensify collaboration between the United States and Brazil, both bilaterally and under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as our countries work to address the challenges posed by climate change.  ...
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FACT SHEET: The United States and Brazil – A Mature and Multi-Faceted Partnership

Today President Barack Obama hosted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the White House.  Their meeting underscored the long-standing and increasingly diverse partnership between the United States and Brazil, which is rooted in a shared commitment to expand inclusive economic growth and prosperity; promote international peace and security and respect for human rights; strengthen bilateral defense ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: On Earth Day, Time tunning Out for Climate Change

Washington, DC, April 22, 2015 On Earth Day, Time tunning Out for Climate Change Op-Ed John Kerry Secretary of State USA Today April 22, 2015 People must once again stir up political will to protect our environment. In the 1950s and 60s, America’s natural resources were in bad shape. Communities were so polluted that clouds ...
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“Brazil Should Help Climate Fund,” Says US Climate Change Envoy

Interview given to Patrícia Campos Mello, from Folha de São Paulo newspaper, published on 11/01/2015. Emerging countries such as China and Brazil should contribute to the annual US$ 100 billion fund to help developing countries adapt to global warming and reduce its effects. This is the message from Todd Stern, the USA’s Special Envoy for Climate ...
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“Reflection on the Way to COP20”

Photography, Essay and Graphic Design Contest The Regional Environment Office for South America sharing the environmentalist spirit that warming up with the proximity of the COP20, invites all 18-year-old students, from universities and higher education institutes, living in South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Equador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela) to submit ...
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MOU Between EPA of the U.S. Government and the Ministry of Environment of the Government of Brazil

The Environmental Protection Agency of the Government of the United States of America, and the Ministry of the Environment of the Federative Republic of Brazil, (the Participants), aiming to improve institutional capacity through technical cooperation on environmental management; Considering the Agreement Relating to Cooperation in Science and Technology signed on February 6, 1984, which provides ...
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MOU on Dimensions of Biodiversity

Brasilia, March 19, 2011 Memorandum of Understanding Between the National Science Foundation of the United States of America and the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education of the Federative Republic of Brazil on Dimensions of Biodiversity The Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education of the Federative Republic of ...
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