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ICT-Based monitoring of climate change related deforestation: the case of INPE in the Brazilian Amazon

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R. Rajao
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Deforestation is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases; accounting for at least two thirds of Brazil’s emissions. This study provides a case study of the PRODES and DETER satellite-based monitoring systems used for policy making and law enforcement in the Brazilian amazon. It draws attentions to the role of continuous political support, negotiation and transparency in the successful development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the monitoring of climate change.