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SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

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SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Large infrastructure projects in the Amazon have bequeathed a harmful social and environmental legacy
SDG 1, SDG 3, SDG 8, SDG 13
Large infrastructure projects in the Amazon have bequeathed a harmful social and environmental legacy

For scientists gathered at this FAPESP-hosted webinar, projects like the Belo Monte dam and the Transamazon highway have had few local benefits and led to a rise in poverty, violence, deforestation and disease.


Project to create innovation districts in São Paulo state makes progress
SDG 8, SDG 9
Project to create innovation districts in São Paulo state makes progress

Researchers have completed the first stage of a technical study on the creation of environments designed to foster the development of innovative solutions and creativity in the cities of São Paulo and Campinas.


FAPESP will select projects that contribute to public policies for recovery from COVID-19
SDG 3, SDG 8, SDG 10, SDG 17
FAPESP will select projects that contribute to public policies for recovery from COVID-19

A total of BRL 18.5 million will be allocated to funding for collaborative projects by researchers in the state of São Paulo with colleagues in other countries. Proposals must be submitted not later than July 10.


UN mobilizes researchers to pursue solutions to the socio-economic crisis triggered by COVID-19
SDG 8, SDG 17
UN mobilizes researchers to pursue solutions to the socio-economic crisis triggered by COVID-19

Roadmap proposes 25 research priorities in strategic areas to build a more equitable, resilient and sustainable future.


FAPESP joins UN global committee to support postpandemic recovery
SDG 8, SDG 10, SDG 16, SDG 17
FAPESP joins UN global committee to support postpandemic recovery

Scientific Director Luiz Eugênio Mello is taking part in a group charged with providing scientific support to the United Nations Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery.


Scientists create an online platform to offer Brazilian health workers guidance on the use of PPE
SDG 3, SDG 8
Scientists create an online platform to offer Brazilian health workers guidance on the use of PPE

The website developed by researchers at the University of São Paulo includes videos, illustrations, texts and posters with information on the right way to put on and take off masks, gloves, gowns and other items.


Belo Monte has failed to fulfill the promise of fostering sustainable development in the Amazon
SDG 8, SDG 11
Belo Monte has failed to fulfill the promise of fostering sustainable development in the Amazon

Construction of hydroelectric dam contributed to rise in cost of living and electricity for local population, and exacerbated problems in housing, water supply and sanitation, according to study supported by FAPESP.


Science helps find solutions for sustainable development
SDG 8, SDG 16
Science helps find solutions for sustainable development

US economist and sustainability expert Jeffrey Sachs stressed the need to integrate science, engineering and public policy in a video address to the annual meeting of the Global Research Council in São Paulo.


Older workers maintain productivity
SDG 8
Older workers maintain productivity

Survey shows that over-60s are not less productive and do not fuel youth unemployment by staying on the labor market


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