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Since its inception, the Interdisciplinary Observatory on Climate Change has relied on institutional partnerships for the continuity and development of its work, such as research agreements, funding entities and various other types of cooperation with academic, political, governmental and civil society organisations.

ACA Brazil - Alliance for Climate Action

National coalition dedicated to mobilising business leaders, investors, local and state authorities, academics, the press, religious entities, civil society organisations and youth as drivers of climate action in Brazil, with the main objective of ensuring that Brazil meets its commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Atelier de Cartographie - SciencesPo

Created in 1995 by Marie-Françoise Durand, this workshop offers undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as museums and media outlets, services such as data collection and processing, graphic representation and mapping of social phenomena. The partnership is currently ongoing and regular under the coordination of Benoit Martin.

Brazilian Association of NGOs (ABONG)

National association created with the aim of strengthening Brazilian Civil Society Organisations ("OSCs") working to defend and promote rights and common goods, in partnership with social movements and in dialogue with governments for an environmentally just world, with equal rights and free from all forms of discrimination. It participated in the research "Collecting knowledge on climate change for the production of educational materials and training".

Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Faperj)

Agency for the promotion of science, technology and innovation in the State of Rio de Janeiro. Linked to the State Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation, Faperj aims to stimulate activities in the scientific and technological areas and to broadly support projects and programmes of academic and research institutions based in the state. It supports several OIMC initiatives, such as the international seminar Anthropocene, Climate Change and Social Sciences in Brazil. It also funds collective projects (e.g. the Thematic Project since 2022), individual projects and fellowships of several OIMC researchers.

Climate Social Science Network (CSSN)

Created in 2020 at the Institute at Brown University for Environment and Society (IBES), the CSSN initiative brings together more than 400 social science researchers from several Western countries and some countries of the South. Its working groups produce knowledge on different topics around climate denialism, geoengineering, conflicts of interest between the fossil industry and the pro-climate agenda. Currently, the OIMC coordinator also coordinates the Working Group "Natural Resources, Energy and Climate Obstruction in the Global South".

Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society” (CLICCS), University of Hamburg

CLICCS aims to develop assessments of which climate futures are possible and which are plausible, based on an understanding of both climate and social dynamics. It also seeks to identify the social conditions for the deep decarbonisation needed to achieve the Paris climate goals, incorporating the heterogeneous preferences of actors and disruptive events in social systems, which often occur outside the climate system.

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Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Brazil (FES)

Civil society foundation based on the promotion of democracy and environmentally sustainable economic development, the contribution of peace and security and the creation of a solidary globalisation as fundamental guidelines to guide its work in Brazil. It has collaborated with the OIMC on an ad hoc basis by funding the research "Collecting knowledge on climate change for the production of educational materials and training".

Institute for Climate and Society (iCS)

Philanthropic organisation created in 2015 to support projects and institutions that aim to strengthen the Brazilian economy and the country's geopolitical position, as well as reducing inequality by tackling climate change and sustainable solutions. Since the launch of the Observatory, it has been one of the main funding partnerships for OIMC projects, alongside FAPERJ and CNPq.

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Institute of Social and Political Studies (IESP-UERJ)

The Institute of Social and Political Studies (IESP) of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), since 2010 the successor of the former IUPERJ, is a leading research and teaching centre in Political Science and Sociology in Latin America. Its faculty is composed of professors trained in universities in Brazil, Europe and the United States, coordinating 24 research groups, including the OIMC. Since its foundation in 2020, the Observatory has been based at the Institute.

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JUMA - Research Group on Law, Environment and Justice in the Anthropocene

Developed from the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Environment (NIMA) of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), JUMA produces qualified research on topics related to environmental and climate issues in the context of the Anthropocene, with the aim of contributing to the fight against socio-environmental and climate injustice, based on the critical analysis of the challenges of law in the face of the hyper complex scenario of environmental and climate crisis.

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LABMUNDO - Laboratory of World Political Analysis

Founded in 2006, LABMUNDO is a consolidated research group with more than 15 years of existence, co-coordinated in Rio de Janeiro by professors Carlos R. S. Milani and Rubens de S. Duarte. LABMUNDO integrates researchers from the School of Business Administration of the Federal University of Bahia (EAUFBA) and IESP-UERJ, dedicated to understanding and analysing the contemporary world order based on major social, economic, political, ecological, technological and cultural transformations.

Laboratory for Teaching and Research in International Relations (LabRI)

Created within the Department of International Relations of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), LabRI is a research group coordinated by Prof Ana Paula Tostes, aimed at training student researchers to increase scientific production and academic experimentation, with an emphasis on topics such as the study of Climate Change and International Relations in the European Union.

Landless Workers' Movement (MST)

Founded in 1984, MST is dedicated to the articulation and organisation of rural workers and Brazilian society for the achievement of agrarian reform, democratisation of access to land, production of healthy food and a grassroots political project. It participated in the research "Collecting knowledge on climate change for the production of educational materials and training".

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National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)

Brazilian public foundation, attached to the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, aimed at fostering scientific, technological and innovation research and promoting the training of qualified human resources for research in all areas of knowledge. It funds projects and individual scholarships of several OIMC researchers.

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Niterói Municipal Climate Change Forum

An advisory body, linked to the Municipal Climate Secretariat of the City of Niterói, with the aim of raising awareness and mobilising local society to discuss the problems arising from climate change and promote sustainable development.

Nucleus of Studies in Mangroves (NEMA)

Composed of researchers from the Faculty of Oceanography (FAOC) of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), NEMA is dedicated to the study of the Mangrove ecosystem, under the coordination of Prof Mario Soares.

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Parliamentary Climate Justice Front

Mixed-participation organisation, with representatives of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro and civil society representatives, aiming to promote institutional dialogue and find strategies to combat the effects of climate change in Rio de Janeiro.

Peregum Black Reference Institute

Non-profit organisation created by popular education activists, with the mission of strengthening the black and peripheral population, alongside and from the black movements, bringing specific and urgent demands to the centre of debates and social practices, in order to transform public policies and people towards an anti-racist society. It participated in the research "Collecting knowledge on climate change for the production of educational materials and training".

Unified Workers' Central (CUT)

A mass trade union organisation, the largest in Latin America, CUT is committed to defending the immediate and historical interests of the working class. It is present in all branches of economic activity in the country, with 3,806 affiliated organisations, 7,847,077 associated workers and 23,981,044 workers in the base. It participated in the research "Collecting knowledge on climate change for the production of educational materials and training".

Background photo - Clara Salamonde