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The National Congress approves the National Policy for Air Quality

In March, the Federal Senate approved Bill 3027/2022, which was the result of intense work by iCS and partners that began eight years ago. Now all that is needed is the presidential sanction to become law Bill 3027/2022, which establishes the National Policy for Air Quality (PNQA), was approved in March by the National Congress and only awaits presidential sanction to become national law. The proposal creates the “National System for the Management of Air Quality (MonitorAr)” and establishes the definition of maximum atmospheric emission limits and their inventory as instruments for air quality; the adoption of air quality standards and their monitoring; the institution of tax incentives; and the creation of sectoral plans for the management of air quality and pollution control by emission sources, among other topics. These are measures that aim to expand the environmental preservation and ensure public health. More than simply important news, this is [...]

The National Congress approves the National Policy for Air Quality2024-04-15T18:22:49+00:00

Regulation of cattle breeding in MAPA

Associations of producers, exporters and civil society, such as Imaflora and the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, have submitted a proposal of mandatory individual traceability to the ministry The Proposal for a National Policy of Mandatory Individual Traceability has been delivered, by associations of producers, exporters and civil society organizations, to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Farming (MAPA). The intention is to regulate cattle breeding. Among the institutions are Imaflora and the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, the result of support from iCS. “It (the proposal) broadens the view surrounding the challenges of the Brazilian livestock farming beyond commercial adequacy in the light of the anti-deforestation restrictions that the European Union promises to assume from January 2025. The positioning of the European bloc has transported the issue to the geopolitical field, imposing the need for dialogue between the states. Firstly, because the control mechanisms are [...]

Regulation of cattle breeding in MAPA2024-04-15T18:14:32+00:00

Plano Safra 2024/2025 receives recommendations from civil society

With support from iCS, Agroicone and the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture have sent recommendations for the management of the socioenvironmental and climate risk in the agricultural policy Agroicone has prepared recommendations for improvements to the 2024/2025 Plano Safra (Harvest Plan) and, after debate with contributions from the Green Finance Task Force of the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, they were sent to the Agricultural Policy Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. With the opportunity of the current efforts around sustainable finance and the debate about taxonomy in Brazil, the entities forwarded suggestions for the management of the socioenvironmental and climate risk in the agricultural policy, such as, for example, the differentiation of producers and the grant of benefits to those who adopt good agricultural and livestock practices, integration between the credit policy and the Forest Code, and the strengthening of risk management instruments [...]

Plano Safra 2024/2025 receives recommendations from civil society2024-04-15T18:12:13+00:00

PGTAs play a leading role in a seminar organized by Coiab

With the support of iCS, the meeting brought together Amazonian leaders to, among other issues, present implementations of the Environmental Territorial Management Plans for Indigenous Lands During the seminar “Territorial and Environmental Management of Indigenous Peoples of the Brazilian Amazon,” organized in Manaus (AM) by the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (Coiab), in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Society, experiences were presented regarding the implementation of the Environmental Territorial Management Plans (PGTAs) of the Indigenous Lands of Alto Rio Purus, in Acre, and Igarapé Lourdes, in Rondônia. “The PGTA is also known as a Life Plan and is a collective construction of the indigenous people themselves. For us, it is a valuable tool that reflects our leading role, autonomy and self-determination. The PGTA is part of the PNGATI (National Policy for Territorial and Environmental Management of the Indigenous Lands), which is a historic achievement of [...]

PGTAs play a leading role in a seminar organized by Coiab2024-04-15T17:28:24+00:00

Creation of a seed network for forest restoration

Workshop held in Pará discussed strategies for the recovery of the territory and a state plan for the region Representatives from the government of Pará, civil society, academia and traditional communities met (in person, in Belém, and online) for a workshop with a focus on the seed network strategy in the territory of Pará. Andréia Mello, from Funbio, explained that, with COP 30 coming to the state capital in 2025, it is necessary to carry out a series of actions, including the implementation of the Amazon Now State Plan. According to her, creating a seed network is fundamental in order to guarantee the basis of the discussions for the implementation of the forest restoration. Nilson Ponto, the president of the Institute for Forestry Development and Biodiversity (Ideflor-Bio), reinforced that the appropriate organization of the seed production chain is one of the ways to turn the key of deforestation. “It needs [...]

Creation of a seed network for forest restoration2024-04-15T17:24:41+00:00

Research points to a lack of transparency in Brazil when the subject is deforestation

Research carried out by the Center of Life Institute shows that almost 50% of the states in the country disclose, at most, insufficient data for the identification of illegal deforestation Half of the Brazilian states suffer from a lack of transparency in the identification of the illegal deforestation in the country. This information is one of many available in the Inspection Monitor, which is a tool developed, with the support of iCS, by the Center of Life Institute (ICV) and the Brazil.IO initiative, based on data from MapBiomas. According to the survey, in the consolidation of data up to the first seven months of 2023, only 14 out of the monitored 27 federal states disclose some type of data with sufficient information, or in an appropriate format, so that the data can be cross-checked with the deforestation alerts issued by MapBiomas. Marcondes Coelho, a socioenvironmental analyst at ICV, points out [...]

Research points to a lack of transparency in Brazil when the subject is deforestation2024-04-15T17:21:40+00:00

Carbon credit projects are mapped in Brazil

A new tool, developed by Idesam with support from iCS, is the only one to present all the available information with respect to certified carbon credits in the voluntary market The potential of the forest carbon credits market is enormous, and Brazil has the opportunity to form a large share of this sector. In order to contribute to this agenda, Idesam has created a platform that compiles, uniquely, all the available information with respect to initiatives that generate or could generate forest carbon in the country. The Forest Carbon Panel mapped 139 projects, of which 33 have already issued credits and 96 have some socioenvironmental benefit, all from the voluntary market. In total, 99% of the credits are issued in the Legal Amazon and 90% of the projects are carried out in private areas. According to the initiative, these projects can generate 1.8 billion credits between 2020 and 2050. The [...]

Carbon credit projects are mapped in Brazil2024-04-15T17:17:53+00:00

Urban food agenda at LUPPA Lab

Third edition of the laboratory organized by the Food of Tomorrow Institute, with support from iCS, brings together more than 100 municipal managers to discuss the urban food agenda The 3rd edition of the LUPPA LAB brought together representatives from 37 cities in Curitiba for a journey of learning and the exchange of experiences in the urban food agenda. During the four days of the event, more than 100 people, including municipal managers and representatives from civil society, discussed food systems and climate emergency, the agroecological transition of the local production, agroforestry systems, public procurement, intersectoral governance of food policies, specific resources and financing for food systems actions, the equipment of the Food and Nutritional Security (SAN) and combating Food and Nutritional Insecurity (INSAN). Over the course of 25 hours, participants learned techniques and content that strengthened their capabilities to develop public policies, with strategies for them to be carried [...]

Urban food agenda at LUPPA Lab2024-04-15T17:15:13+00:00

Reduction of emissions in industrial production

E+ Institute defends the concentration of supply chains in countries with lower rates of greenhouse gas emissions in industrial production and closer to consumer markets “We have to rethink global supply chains and look for alternatives that minimize emissions and that are intrinsically fair,” said Rosana Santos, executive director of the E+ Institute during an event held at the Brazilian embassy in Berlin, Germany, with representatives from the business sector and the Brazilian and German governments. The event is part of the parallel agenda of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. Rosana's speech concerns the high-purity natural quartz derivative found in national deposits, which travels across several continents and then returns to Brazil as one of the components of photovoltaic panels. Iron ore follows a similar trajectory, which returns as semi-finished or ready-to-consume industrial goods. The major problem is that there are enormous emissions of greenhouse gases in the various stages [...]

Reduction of emissions in industrial production2024-04-15T17:13:01+00:00

Green industrialization in Brazil

For the literature on the topic, the conceptualization of the green industry is comprehensive from an environmental point of view; for the actors who work on a daily basis, it is more focused on decarbonization There is a large difference between the definitions of green industrialization found in the literature and those provided in interviews and focus groups. While in the bibliographical review the conceptualization is more comprehensive from an environmental point of view, the other side shows that, in its practical application in Brazil, green industrialization deals directly with the climate problem and the decarbonization process of industry, not only in relation to the adaptation to climate change, but also as an attempt to solve the problem. This is a small summary of the research report “Green Industrialization in Brazil,” developed by Climate Tracker, which is an international non-profit organization with headquarters in Santiago, Chile. It seeks to promote [...]

Green industrialization in Brazil2024-04-15T17:10:03+00:00
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