Marco Aurélio de Figueiredo

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Despite sharp differences in government policy, the views of the U.S. public on energy and global warming are remarkably similar to those in Sweden, Britain, and Japan. Americans do exhibit some differences, placing lower priority on the environment and global warming, and with fewer believing that "global warming has been established as a serious problem(More)
— Information and communication technologies have the potential to overcome age-old barriers of space, time, class, and custom to integrate poor, isolated and disenfranchised rural populations into the mainstream of the larger society. This article describes Gems of the Earth, a rural community telecenter project currently in development in a poor, but once(More)
Once acquainted with the modern information and communication tools made available with the advent of the Internet, five Brazilian rural communities participating in a pilot project to develop a self-sustaining telecenter model, engaged in citizen journalism using inexpensive digital video cameras. Community members used Web 2.0 collaborative tools to post(More)
In December 1997, an international project agreement was signed at Kyoto for a collaborative study of the direct injection of carbon dioxide into the deep ocean. After a detailed site selection process, a site off the Kona coast of the big island of Hawaii was chosen in March 1998. The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, a quasi-governmental(More)
This essay examines several legal, regulatory and organizational issues that need to be addressed to create an effective regulatory regime for carbon dioxide capture and storage (" CCS "). Legal, regulatory, and organizational issues will need to be resolved for the industrial organization of CO 2 transportation and storage, storage safety and integrity(More)
The liability regime governing geologic carbon sequestration will shape the technology's cost-effectiveness and overall attractiveness. Key cradle-to-grave issues affecting liability include choice of liability regime, mandates for corrective action in case of leakage or accident, the need for insurance, and determination of potentially responsible parties.(More)
This paper examines how legal standards of liability may apply to geologic carbon storage. The liability regime governing geologic carbon storage will shape the technology's cost-effectiveness and overall attractiveness. We classify potential sources of liability into operational, in situ, and climate liability. As a first step, we explore in situ liability(More)
This quantitative study surveyed 538 adults in isolated rural settings in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, to examine whether telecenters operated by the non-profit organization Gems of the Earth improve digital literacy and promote social change. Using multivariate logistic regression, the study examined how individuals use information and communication(More)
This paper examines how legal standards of liability may apply to geologic carbon storage. The liability regime governing geologic carbon storage will shape the technology's cost-effectiveness and overall attractiveness. We classify potential sources of liability into operational, in situ, and climate liability. After summarizing legal standards of(More)
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