Rio's Environment

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  • Rio's Environmental Challenges
    • Higher crime rates mean people prefer to travel by car - 40% more in last decade
      • Toll roads into city reduce congestion
    • Over 200 tonnes of raw sewage pours into Guanabara bay each day
      • 5km of sewage pipes have been installed around badly polluted areas
    • waste cannot be collected from favelas as few have proper roads
      • A power plant has been set up, consuming 30 tonnes rubbish a day and produces electricity for 100 homes
    • Favela Bairo project
      • Paved and named roads
      • Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) set up to reduce crime
      • Access to a water supply and drainage system for improved sanitation
      • New health, leisure and education facilities set up


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