MapBiomas receives an award considered the most important in this category in the world, during the World Economic Forum
MapBiomas won the Collective Social Innovation Award from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum in Davos. This is a new category of award for the Social Innovators of the Year, the most important in the area worldwide. It was created in order to provide visibility to innovative models of collaboration and collective impact, which are increasingly more important in social transformation actions.
“This award is for the 250 people, in 14 countries, who are working at MapBiomas and also for the users of the data, who are working with us to build a world where people and nature can prosper together,” explained Tasso Azevedo, the general coordinator of the platform, on receiving the award. In all, 16 initiatives around the world were recognized for their positive impacts. Hilde Schwab, co-founder and president of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, left a message. “The 2023 Social Innovators of the Year represent a generation of leaders of social and environmental change who demonstrate that innovative models of cooperation and action in all sectors are essential in order to advance the complex challenges that we face.”
Tasso Azevedo and Hilde Schwab, co-founder and president of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship (Credit: Site MapBiomas)
Strengthen the watchdog capacity of civil society in relation to the commitments made at the national and subnational level and by the private sector that contribute to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Strengthen the climate policy of Brazil, especially by updating and strengthening the PNMC and revisiting its governance in the light of the Paris Agreement, ensuring the participation of the different actors and that the concepts of social justice, equity and climate racism are taken into consideration.
Ensure the incorporation of the full extent of the climate risks and impacts in the credit pricing, investment decisions and insurance coverage, through the use of regulatory and financial instruments and the incorporation of the climate agenda in the concept of fiduciary duty of the economic agents.
Stimulate the direction of public and private investments towards an infrastructure that is aligned with the transition to a low carbon economy through the advance of regulations and the promotion of access to “green” lines of credit.
Area 3 – Agents of change for climate action
Agents of change who must play a leading role in the just transition to a low carbon economy.
Strengthen the mobilization and the civic engagement in relation to climate change in the electoral processes, by raising the awareness of the electorate and the promotion of the communication capacity of the Amazonian organizations.
Engage the urban population of the Amazon in the defense of the social and environmental integrity in the cities of the Amazon and contribute to the advancement of the climate agenda, with the strengthened local civil society to play a leading role in the changes.
Promote the leadership of the Afro-descendant population in the climate debate and their fair participation in the decision-making processes, allowing them to promote solutions that are compatible with their security and rights and appropriate intersectoral climate actions and policies.
Strengthen the competitiveness of the renewable sources through the reform of the electric sector and promote the preparation of the regional development plans in the Northeast, guaranteeing the universal access to safe and accessible energy to everybody.
Promote the transition of the strategic industrial sectors to comply with a low carbon economic structure, considering the opportunities offered by energy efficiency, electrification, low carbon fuels such as biomethane and green hydrogen, as well as possible disruptive technologies.
Strengthen the implementation of the Forest Code by the strengthening of the command and control mechanisms, the consolidation and improvement of regulations, the support/promotion of technical assistance and economic incentives.
Strengthen the bioeconomy as a promoter of local and regional development, preserving the environmental integrity, increasing the leading role of the traditional populations and promoting their greater insertion in the national GDP and in our R&D&I policy.
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