Organizations ask Lula to give priority to the climate agenda at the G20

Published by El Pais, the letter delivered to the president, by institutions from Latin America and the Caribbean, suggests at least six commitments to be worked on by the Brazilian leadership Around 20 civil society organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean sent a letter to President Lula asking for a commitment in measures to combat the climate crisis during the Brazilian leadership at the G20, reported El País. The document suggests six commitments for the Brazilian presidency, such as: a solution to the enormous debts and disparities that impede developing countries from achieving a just response to the climate crisis and avoiding a new wave of external debt in the Global South; leadership of the G20 countries in the progressive elimination of oil, gas and coal, with a 40% reduction of fossil fuel production up to 2030; implementation of the commitment assumed by the group to triple the global [...]

Organizations ask Lula to give priority to the climate agenda at the G202023-12-12T15:24:44+00:00

The Peabiru Institute receives an international award

The Brazilian organization, an iCS grantee, was one of those awarded by the World Economic Forum with a conservation project for the Amazon and the generation of income through the creation of stingless bees The World Economic Forum selected the Peabiru Institute, an iCS grantee, as one of the initiatives that will participate in their community of innovators. Those selected came from the competition “Trillion Trees: Forest Communities and Value Chains Challenge.” The project that competed for the award was a work of over 15 years with the creation of stingless bees as a social technology aimed at the conservation and protection of the Amazon and its biodiversity. There is also the logic of income generation for the traditional and quilombola communities. Learn about all the winners. The project in one of the locations in the Brazilian Amazon. Credit: Disclosure Peabiru Institute  

The Peabiru Institute receives an international award2023-10-13T18:04:11+00:00

Violence in the field increased between 2019 and 2022

The booklet Conflicts in the Field Brazil 2022, organized by the Pastoral Land Commission, shows that, in the Amazon alone, land disputes have increased by 30% in relation to the previous four years Data from the booklet Conflicts in the Field Brazil 2022, by the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), provides information that violence in the field, mainly in the Amazon, increased between 2019 and 2022. Only in the region where the largest tropical forest on the planet is located, 3,462 occurrences of conflicts were recorded, which is 30% more compared to the previous four years. Considering only last year, 59% of all the land conflicts in Brazil took place in the region. These numbers take into account the disputes faced by the indigenous peoples, small farmers, quilombolas, riverside communities and other communities – whether in territories officially recognized as being traditional, or in areas that have not yet been certified. [...]

Violence in the field increased between 2019 and 20222023-05-12T13:16:15+00:00

AMAZ opens a new Business Call

Startups and innovative businesses that contribute to maintain the forest and generate income for the traditional populations of the Amazon can register until April 20 for the acceleration Until April 20, startups and innovative businesses that contribute to maintain the standing forest and generate income for the Amazon populations can register for the 2023 Business Call of Amaz. The accelerator seeks businesses that generate a positive impact on the rural and forest regions of the Amazon, have a product or service already tested in the market and operate or plan to operate in the region. The investment in the companies can reach R$ 600,000. Businesses are expected in the following areas: agriculture, livestock and sustainable rural production; sustainable forest management and production; sociobiodiversity products; reforestation and agroforestry production; sustainable and community-based tourism; food, cosmetics; sustainable crafts and fashion, logistics, communication and financial services; technological solutions; platforms for sales and access [...]

AMAZ opens a new Business Call2023-04-18T13:36:39+00:00

Forum debates land regularization in Médio Solimões

The region, located in the interior of the Amazon, is at risk of disorderly exploitation and needs to be protected – a meeting between the community, public managers and prosecutors was the beginning of the journey The creation of a strategy of land regularization for the protection and conservation of the Médio Solimões region, in the interior of the Amazon, before a disorderly exploitation takes place, was one of the main objectives of the Médio Solimões Dialogue Forum, which took place on March 21-23, in the municipality of Tefé (AM). Pablo Galeão, the deputy coordinator of the program of Territorial Planning and Governance in the Amazon from the International Institute for Education of Brazil (IEB, an iCS grantee, and one of the organizers of the meeting), says that numerous liabilities of land regularization were identified in the region, and consequently the event served as preparation for issues such as these [...]

Forum debates land regularization in Médio Solimões2023-04-18T13:30:22+00:00

Public policies as a guarantee of rights for young people in Pará

The NGO COJOVEM launches a guide/agenda for public managers, decision makers and civil society to defend priorities and programs for young people in the Amazon The “Agenda of Public Policies, Projects and Programs for young people in Pará: The construction that we want” is online and serves as a guide-document for public managers, decision makers, organizations and young people with priorities, principles and guidelines for the creation and implementation of effective public policies, projects and programs for young people in the Amazon in the state of Pará. Designed collectively and coordinated by the NGO COJOVEM (Cooperation of Amazonian Young People for Sustainable Development), the agenda heard more than 40 young people and representatives from 33 organizations, in the search to make effective changes for the guarantee of rights in the territories of Pará.

Public policies as a guarantee of rights for young people in Pará2023-04-18T13:20:11+00:00

Laws for a fairer and more prosperous country

In his column in “Um Só Planeta,” Gustavo Pinheiro talks about the importance of compliance with the laws in the most isolated regions of the Amazon Taking the law to the most remote regions of the Amazon is one of the main challenges of the new Brazilian government on its way to delivering a more prosperous and fairer country. This is one of the statements made by Gustavo Pinheiro, the coordinator of the iCS Low Carbon Economy portfolio, in his article in “Um Só Planeta” [Only One Planet]. He explains that the laws are the basis so that we can plan the trends and routes that Brazil will follow to accelerate the transition to an economy with zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and regarding the business and investment opportunities of this global transition.

Laws for a fairer and more prosperous country2023-02-17T00:42:19+00:00

Meeting for the dissemination of results

Organizations and collectives from the Amazon met with Purpose in Belém, Pará, to construct messages and develop creative strategies to disclose their work Purpose created the Working Group on Research, Messages and Distribution in order to strengthen the communication of civil society organizations in the Amazon, thereby guaranteeing a greater structure of engagement with their audiences. For three days, representatives from Cojovem, the Chico Mendes Committee, the Marajó Observatory and the Mapinguari Institute held an immersion course to understand the results of the research carried out in their territories. They learned how to use the collected data and lessons in order to construct messages and to develop creative and assertive strategies to distribute them. At the meeting, there were workshops and co-creations of narratives, messengers, social networks, influential communication and offline activations. In the end, each organization prepared an intervention prototype that will be put into practice, allied to the [...]

Meeting for the dissemination of results2023-02-17T00:39:14+00:00

Business acceleration will preserve the forest and generate investments of R$ 50 million

Five companies operating in the Amazon region will be monitored by AMAZ and will have a measured impact potential of up to 10 years Throughout this year, the five businesses selected in the last AMAZ call will undergo an acceleration process based on the collective and individual needs of the group. Between five and ten years, however, the impact potential of the companies Cumbaru, Ekilibre, Impacta Finance, Manawara and Mazô Maná will be extensive: an increase in the investment flow in the Amazon region of R$ 50 million, two thousand hectares of recovered forest and more than one million hectares of preserved forest. Follow this journey here.

Business acceleration will preserve the forest and generate investments of R$ 50 million2023-02-17T00:21:05+00:00

Publication by Imazon analyzes the results of the Protect the Amazon Program

Launched in 2017 by the Federal Prosecution Office, the program has the objective to hold illegal loggers in the Amazon accountable via public civil actions. The results have been limited but they can still improve The Protect the Amazon Program was launched in 2017 by the Federal Prosecution Office (MPF) to hold illegal loggers in the Amazon accountable via public civil actions (ACPs). However, is it actually working? These questions are answered by the study “Are the courts punishing illegal loggers in the Amazon?” This was developed by Imazon with the support of iCS and published in December. By analyzing 650 judgments entered in actions up to October 2020, the document shows that the results of Protect the Amazon were limited, as follows: The slowness in the processing in the Federal Court; The initial rejection of the reports based on satellite images and without any field inspection; The rejection of [...]

Publication by Imazon analyzes the results of the Protect the Amazon Program2023-01-16T14:26:34+00:00
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