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Published on May 13, 2014
Will the tourism boom accompanying the back-to-back 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics be too much of a good thing for Brazil to bear? From an emerald tropical isle to an ancient port to the hillside favelas and spectacular stadiums of Rio, citizens and experts describe the environmental and social challenges and opportunities in balancing green and gold.
This film is the fourth in a series by Pace University Media & Communication Arts students examining sustainable-development issues. Explore all of the films here: http://j.mp/pacedocs
The film focuses on growing tourism in Ilha Grande, Paraty and Rio, and the social and environmental issues attending this shift. Tourism revenue in Brazil has tripled since 2000, but a lack of sanitation, particularly, is creating big problems.
Efforts to clean up Rio's favelas are displacing thousands of poor people.
Cruise ship traffic is overwhelming the infrastructure on Paraty.