II SIMEGER discusses space's metropolization and the impact in social relations. From 3rd to 8th of november, join in!



Event will also discuss the role of sustainable public policies in the current context 

The II International Symposium Metropolization Space, Land Management and Urban-Rural Relations will be held at the Auditorium Padre Anchieta, in PUC-Rio campus, between the 3rd and 8th of November. The event will discuss the metropolization of space, the new urban values​​, the reconfiguration of cities, territorial management and the narrow urban-rural relation. The symposium was developed through the association between the Center for Studies and Research in Space and Megapolization (NEPEM), the Group of Rural and Urban Studies (urals) and the Group of Land Management in the State of Rio de Janeiro (GeTERJ), all from PUC-Rio, and also with the Center for the Study of Geography Fluminense (NEGEF), from UERJ.

Event discusses environmental disasters and urban planning. October 21st, join us!

Evento Serviço Social

Come join the event "Disaster, urban planning and environmental law" in the auditorium Anchieta, at PUC-Rio, on October 21st, starting at 14:30H. No need to signup, just come and enjoy the lectures and discussions! The event is open to the public and worth as a complementary activity.

Partnership between american university and PUC-Rio does workshop about sustainable actions in poor comunities

Drexel and PUC

Partnership between american university and PUC-Rio does workshop about sustainable actions in poor comunities

Drexel University, headquartered in Pennsylvania, in the United States, came to Rio de Janeiro to host a workshop in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Center for the Environment (NIMA) from PUC-Rio. Multidisciplinary teachers from both institutions met between 21th and 24th of September, at the Retreat House Padre Anchieta, in São Conrado. The main topic on the agenda were the opportunities and risks that poor communities offer to environment. During the meeting, teachers shared experiences and observed the similarities and differences of their projects. The group also took the opportunity to go to Dona Marta, Rocinha and Salgueiro communities.

NIMA and PUC-Rio go to the meeting about cleaning Guanabara Bay

Guanabara Bay 

PUC-Rio and other institutes from Rio de Janeiro discuss methods of cleaning Guanabara Bay

Representatives from the NIMA (Interdisciplinary Center for the Environment) from PUC-Rio, Sandra Wantuil and Luiz Alberto Teixeira, attended the prior meeting on the International Workshop on Governance of Guanabara Bay, on July 16, 2014.

Rio and Philadelphia in Partnership for Sustainability

Environmental recovery as a main goal of agreement between institutions.
(photo by Paulo Henrique Rosa - Vice-Rector , priest Francisco Ivern simó, s.J., (R), and the Rector of Drexel University John Frey)

10th edition of Brazil Environmental Award celebrates private companies commited with sustainability

Feliipe Amcham

Director of NIMA, Luiz Felipe Guanaes, gives award to Vale for its project in Environmental Innovation category

Yesterday (09th of october) evening, the ceremony award of the 10th edition of Brazil Environmental Award was held at the Solar da Imperatriz, in the Botanical Garden. Luiz Felipe Guanaes, director of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Environment (NIMA) from PUC-Rio, joined the judging committee of the Environmental Innovation category, that chose as winner, the project "Vale Fund and Synergy Map of Pan-Amazon" from company Vale . The event honored five other categories: air emissions; solid waste management; conservation and ecosystem management; environmental responsibility; and rational use of water resources. The winning companies were, respectively, Tractebel Energia; Sindicom; GDF SUEZ Energy Brazil Ltda; Tractebel Energia; and Schlumberger Oil Services.

Exhibition "Amazon in Rio" shows vital relations between Amazon and other regions. Come to see!

Exhibition Amazon in Rio

Learn and be amazed by Amazon and it's importance to the world, in "Amazon in Rio" exhibition!

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Environment (NIMA) from PUC-Rio, in partnership with WWF, opened the exhibition "Amazon  in Rio" that brings information and curiosities about Amazon's ecosystem. On a walk through panels, the visitor is invited to reflect about the relevance of the Amazon rainforest for water, energy, food and health within and beyond the amazonian region. A movie with relevant names in environment matters and WWF environmental scholars show data, proposals, challenges and highlight how this relationship of dependence on a healthy Amazon affects Brazil, in addition to other South American countries.

The exhibition is held in NIMA Environmental Education Station at PUC-Rio's campus, in Gávea, and takes place from Tuesday to Thursday, from 11H to 14H. The exhibit is scheduled to be on display until the end of the year and is open to the public. Come and visit!

Amazon in Rio

Lecture "Amazon in Rio" brings crowd to PUC-Rio's auditorium

Amazon in Rio

Importance of Amazon's conservation is main topic of Yolanda Kakabadse's speech

Yolanda Kakabadse, President of WWF International Council, came to PUC-Rio on Monday (08th of september), to deliver the lecture "Amazon in Rio" realized by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Environment (NIMA). The opening was made by the Rector of PUC-Rio, Priest Josaphat Carlos Siqueira SJ, followed by Luiz Felipe Guanaes, Director of NIMA, and Cláudio Maretti, leader of the Living Amazon Initiative. The three reinforced the importance of the Brazilian Amazon to the world and the need for initiatives like this that aware and encourage students, teachers and interested people to think in solutions for Amazonian problems. The lack of seats in the auditorium showed that people responded to the call.

Ecological Guide for the World Youth Day

The ecological Guide seeks to instruct the young people who participated in the WYD to act in favor of Nature and to emphasize living in a conscious and ethical manner, in a perspective of respect towards the other, when humans are not included, so plants, other animals, water…

Local Management of Water Resources

On June 18th through the 22nd, NIMA will be offering the course  in partnership with the Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation.

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