The Possible Amazon Region Initiative, promoted by the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, the Arapyaú Institute, CEBDS and the Brazil Network of Global Agreement, seeks to unite the national and international private sector, government and civil society for a commitment to immediately stop illegal activities in the Amazon Region. During COP25, the initiative held discussions at the Brazil Hub, including one of traceability in the meat chain, with ways to guarantee transparency, and another about successful business cases in the Amazon Region.
The efficiency of Brazil in low carbon agriculture needs to be proven. This was one of the agendas raised by IMAFLORA (Institute for the Management and Certification of Agricultural Forestry) during COP25 and which was highlighted in the magazine Globo Rural. According to Ciniro Costa Junior, an engineer from the team and of climate and agricultural chains, Brazil has the capacity to recover over 20 million hectares of degraded pasture, “which is pasture that produces practically nothing and that could produce all the demand for meat, grains, fibers and fuel that Brazil needs, for at least the next decade.”
The Institute for Environmental Research of the Amazon Region (IPAM) was one of the institutional supporters of the Brazil Climate Action Hub, and also actively participated in other agendas of COP25, such as debates on indigenous peoples in the Amazon Region, the future of the region with current scenarios and the political changes required in a climate crisis, as well as the Brazilian targets for reducing emissions.
HEALTH AND HAPPINESS PROJECT
During COP 25, Caetano Scanavinno, from the Health and Happiness Project, participated in the panel “Brazil at COP 25: a dialogue about climate ambition,” with the presence of the Minister of the Environment, Ricardo Salles, and the president of the Federal Senate, Davi Alcolumbre , among others. From its positioning, it was clear that the debate should not be about NGO versus progress, or development versus the environment, but about a development model, whether for the few or for the many, whether for this generation or for the next generation. Furthermore, several actors from different sectors recorded videos and messages of support for the Project.
On December 7, Toya Manchineri (from the Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon Region – COIAB / Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil – APIB) attended the event “Climate, Earth and Sovereignty: the Climate Narratives about the territories of the global south” during COP25, in Madrid. The main theme was the growth of deforestation and the fires in the Amazon Region and in the Cerrado and their relationship with the deconstruction of territorial and socio-environmental policies in Brazil, as well as the advance of corporate industrial agriculture in the world.
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The delegation from 350.org Latin America included in its delegation to the Spanish capital special invited guests to reinforce the importance of the indigenous peoples in the role of historical climate defenders. One of the leaders is Inu Ninawa Huni Kui, the president of the Huni Kui People’s Federation of Acre (FEPHAC), since 2010.