Background and objectives
The Brazil National Programme is jointly supported by the Ministry of Cities and the Ministry of Environment, the LA21 Programme, and UNEP through the GEO Cities Programme. The Programme is part of the joint UN-HABITAT – UNEP Urban Environment Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Implementation of the Programme started during the second half of 2004 in four cities: Maraba, Quirinopolis, Beberibe and Paranhas.
The city of Beberibe, located in the ocean coast of Ceará, in the Northeast region, has its population of 42,000 inhabitants. The area is characterised by several natural resources as cliffs, rivers, beaches and lakes. Its economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, cattle rising and brick industry.
The city of Marabá, with an estimated population of 177,000 inhabitants growing at a rate of 3,5% per year. The occupation of this area is mostly due to the exploitation of mineral resources which became a very important activity in the economy of the city. Together with the mining industry, the city economy relies also on agriculture, cattle rising, handcraft production and commerce. The city suffers from severe yearly flooding.
Paranhas has a population of 22,000 inhabitants. Temperatures vary between 20° and 39° along the year. The city economy relies on fishing, agriculture and cattle raising. The city enjoys a rich culture of legends from its countryside, known as Sertão. Main tourist attractions include by the Sertão Museum, the old Railway Station and a Secular Country House.
- Production of Urban Environmental Profiles based on the format of GEO City reports
- City consultation in 2005.
- Direct technical support to cities by national and local anchoring institutions
- Work on the adaptation of GEO and Environment Planning and Management tools customized to the Brazilian context
FORTALECIMIENTO DE LAS CAPACIDADES PARA LA GESTIÓN AMBIENTAL URBANA COMO APOYO A LA PREPARACIÓN DE PLANES DIRECTORES MUNICIPALES (Spanish)
FORTALECIMENTO DAS CAPACIDADES PARA A GESTÃO AMBIENTAL URBANA COMO APOIO À PREPARAÇÃO DE PLANOS DIRETORES MUNICIPAIS (Portuguese)
Sr. Fernando Patiño
Programa de las Naciones Unidas para los Asentamientos Humanos
Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe
Av. Presidente Vargas 3131/1304
20210-030 Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Tel. (+55 21) 2515-1700/22
Fax (+55 21) 2515-1701