Carbon market and traditional populations

A public hearing in the Chamber of Deputies welcomes representatives of indigenous peoples and extractivist populations to discuss the topic and the importance of the community participation The President of the National Council of Extractivist Populations (CNS), Júlio Barbosa, was one of the participants at a public hearing that discussed technical aspects about the regulation of the carbon market at the Commission of the Amazon and of the Original and Traditional Peoples of the Chamber of Deputies. The debate, which also gathered together other members of civil society, such as Kleber Karipuna, the Executive-Coordinator of the Coordination of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) and Natalie Unterstell, President of the Talanoa Institute, also discussed the ethical aspects of this mechanism in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, especially when involving traditional populations and indigenous peoples. Catia Santos, a CNS communicator, says in a text that “it is necessary to guarantee that [...]

Carbon market and traditional populations2023-11-15T00:29:28+00:00

Agroecological firefighters for the climate and food sovereignty

So far, 150 family farmers and quilombolas have participated in training about global warming and food sovereignty, offered by the Movement of Small Farmers Between June and July, the states of Alagoas, Piauí and Sergipe hosted the workshops “Small Farmer Biopower – Agroecological Firefighters for Food Sovereignty and the Reversal of Climate Change,” organized by the Movement of Small Farmers (MPA) in partnership with iCS. Practical and theoretical dynamics contributed to demonstrate the methods of production of agroecological foods, promoting the restoration of the biomes and addressing, at the same time, global warming. Instructor Sebastião Pinheiro explained techniques such as the chromatographic analysis of the soil, production of rock flour, green fertilizers, rural microorganisms, biofertilizers, glass water and mineral broths, among others. The program also included visits to universities, federal institutions and other institutions. So far, 150 small family farmers and quilombolas have been involved in the process, in addition [...]

Agroecological firefighters for the climate and food sovereignty2023-08-14T19:25:56+00:00

Event in Brasilia discusses how to make deforestation in the Amazon accountable

Organized by Imazon and IDS, with the support of iCS, the meeting brought together members from the Judiciary and civil society to find real alternatives for the conviction of those responsible for the crime Brasilia hosted the event "Judicial responsibility for deforestation in the Amazon", organized by Imazon and by the Democracy and Sustainability Institute, with the participation of civil society and important members of the judiciary. Caio Borges and Julia Norat Cavalcanti, from iCS, mediated the first two panels: "The use of technology for environmental accountability in the Judiciary" (Txai Suruí, one of the participants, explained that indigenous peoples use technology to document deforestation caused by invaders in their territories) and "What are the challenges of the work of the MPF and the AGU in the current context of combating deforestation?" The third panel introduced the launch of the portal JusAmazônia, which monitors judicial actions in the region. The [...]

Event in Brasilia discusses how to make deforestation in the Amazon accountable2023-05-12T12:37:36+00:00

Aquilombar occupies Brasilia

More than three thousand quilombolas from all over the country met in the capital of the country to denounce the dismantling of public policies and to call upon society to engage with the agenda. A significant national mobilization of the quilombolas of Brazil, Aquilombar, took place in Brasilia in August to denounce the dismantling of the lack of application of public policies, to call upon the population in general to learn about and engage with the agenda, to denounce the violence and violations against the quilombola population inside and outside their territories, and to provide visibility to the importance of the quilombolas in the political, socioeconomic and climate debate of the country. It was organized by the National Coordination of Articulation of the Rural Black Quilombola Communities (Conaq). For three days, more than three thousand quilombolas from all over the country met in the federal capital, with a focus on [...]

Aquilombar occupies Brasilia2022-09-20T17:07:25+00:00

The Amazon: and what has this got to do with me?

An immersive and sensorial exhibition on display in Rio de Janeiro shows how the Amazon is important for any person living in Brazil and the rest of the world, independent of their geographic location The artistic and cultural exhibition “Amazon: and what has this got to do with me?” is on display at the Shopping Nova Iguaçu, in Rio de Janeiro. It was designed by Na Boca do Lobo and portrays the benefits of the standing Amazon for Brazilian cities and the rest of the world, and the impact of deforestation on everybody. With entertaining, interactive and immersive spaces, the visitors can walk through the forest with virtual reality headsets, have access to content on signposts and touch screens, play with the local fauna on a magnetized panel and walk through a house of the future that is potentially affected by water, energy, climate and food security due to the [...]

The Amazon: and what has this got to do with me?2022-08-12T14:10:04+00:00

7o Seminário Anual do MapBiomas: Desafios do uso da terra no Brasil com prosperidade e sustentabilidade

A gestão sustentável dos recursos naturais se torna mais eficiente a partir de dados e informações de qualidade. Convidamos você a participar do 7º Seminário Anual do MapBiomas: Desafios do uso da terra no Brasil com prosperidade e sustentabilidade, que será realizado presencialmente no dia 26 de agosto, em Brasília.

7o Seminário Anual do MapBiomas: Desafios do uso da terra no Brasil com prosperidade e sustentabilidade2022-08-08T21:54:50+00:00

The 2022/2023 Safra Plan progresses in investments for the environment

The program has a clear direction of resources with more favorable conditions for family farming and the sustainability agenda The news in the 2022/23 Safra [Harvest] Plan is good. It was launched by the Federal Government on Wednesday, June 29, with R$ 340.88 billion to support the national agricultural and livestock production until June next year. In relation to the previous Plan, there has been a 36% increase in its value. There is a clear direction of resources with more favorable conditions for family farming and the sustainability agenda, highlights Leila Harfuch, from Agroicone, which is an iCS grantee that helped to prepare numerous proposals for the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA). The ABC Program, which finances the recovery of degraded areas and pastures, the implementation of integrated crop-livestock-forestry systems and the adoption of conservationist practices for the use, management and protection of natural resources, is valued at [...]

The 2022/2023 Safra Plan progresses in investments for the environment2022-07-14T16:45:15+00:00
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