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Community leadership in Rio’s favelas: a showcase for resilience

Community leadership in Rio's favelas: a showcase for resilience
Tereza Maarova

Tereza Maarova

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Tereza Maarova holds an MA in Development and Emergency Practice from Oxford Brookes University. She is currently an Operations Manager at Teach for Slovakia, an NGO focused on fostering young leaders to drive social change and address human rights issues.
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Rio de Janeiro has been identified as “the city most affected by climate change in South America.” Sea level rise is predicted to submerge Rio even if the Earth’s temperature rises only by 1.5°C (the new global goal following the 2015 Paris agreement). Torrential rains have already resulted in major disasters in the last decade, […]

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The unexpected champion: How Rio’s favelas strive to go green while Olympic legacy falls short

The unexpected champion: How Rio’s favelas strive to go green while Olympic legacy falls short
Crystal Chow

Crystal Chow

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Crystal Chow is a Hong Kong-based journalist and writer specializing in international affairs and development issues. She holds a master’s degree in Global Energy and Climate Policy with an elective in International Environmental Law from SOAS, University of London. She has previously worked for a legislator in Hong Kong as a research officer, where she advised on environmental and energy policy. Inspired by her on-field reportage and volunteer experience in the Philippines, the Malaysian Borneo and Kenya, Crystal’s interests involve clean technology transfer, political transition and sustainable development in the Asia Pacific, as well as marine environmental governance.
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Rio’s foundering attempts to capitalize on the forthcoming Olympics also sits awkwardly alongside the forced eviction in the Vila Autódromo favela, leaving many to question if these low-income communities are being cast out to make way for upscale development under the pretext of the Olympics. Maybe it’s the time we start empowering these communities, not […]

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