Archive - Author: Ludmila Girardi

KOLEKT waste management app hits 10 thousand transactions

The KOLEKT waste management app, developed by Circular Action, a BVRio group company,  has reached 10 thousand transactions. In the 18 months since the app was launched, it has gained over 1000 users in 48 countries. They are actors throughout the recycling supply chain, including informal waste pickers, who assisted in its design and have […]

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PlanaFlor Advisory Board establishes engagement strategies for the sustainable development agenda in Brazil

The PlanaFlor Advisory Board held its first face-to-face meeting on 16 June to identify engagement strategies to promote the strategic plan for sustainable development in Brazil, based on the effective implementation of the Forest Code. The meeting was attended by the coordinators of the project and the board members, who have distinguished roles in different […]

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Fishing for litter as a blueprint for tackling ocean pollution

In recent weeks, global conversations have focused on issues related to the protection of the environment under the theme of tackling plastic pollution, providing an opportunity to call on governments, cities and businesses to invest in and implement solutions to end the problem.  Today, that conversation turns to efforts that promote the preservation of marine […]

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Circular Beach Project starts training activities on plastic waste

Throughout May, BVRio’s circular economy specialist, Maria Accioly, has been leading capacity-building workshops for the workers of the establishments participating in the ‘Circular Beach’ project, developed in partnership between the EU programme Circular Plastics in the Americas (CPAP), BVRio, Riotur and Orla Rio. The project’s main objective is to promote sustainable tourism in Rio’s seaside […]

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State Forum on Climate Change moves forward low carbon development in Rondonia

This month, the state Government of Rondônia, one of the most deforested places in the Amazon, reached a significant milestone in its agenda to combat deforestation and tackle climate change. Chaired by BVRio’s Beto Mesquita, the milestone decisions were reached at the state’s Forum, the primary vehicle for climate governance for State Policy on Climate […]

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Studies that shaped PlanaFlor now available

A collection of twenty preliminary studies contributing to PlanaFlor have been published on the project’s website, making them available for download, ahead of the main plan’s publication later this month. These studies (available in Portuguese only) are the result of a broad diagnosis of the challenges and opportunities of implementing the Forest Code and other […]

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Project encouraging recycling in Rio concludes pilot phase with a legacy for waste management in the city

Delivered by Circular Action, our project promoting the recovery, collection, and improved destination of plastic waste in Rio de Janeiro through collaboration with local waste cooperatives successfully concluded its pilot phase in March.  Through the issuance of Plastic Credits funded by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, 1,985 tonnes of plastic have been collected and […]

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PlanaFlor: strategic plan ready to offer policymakers the blueprint for a green new deal for nature-based economic recovery in Brazil

The PlanaFlor project, which aims to propose a national strategic plan for sustainable development in Brazil through the effective implementation of the Forest Code, has completed its first stage.  The project now moves on to the crucial stage of political articulation and engagement with stakeholders identified as key to its implementation, including governments, public and […]

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VCM’s requirement for regulatory surplus hinders climate action

Pedro Moura Costa[1], February 2023 1.Introduction: the urgent need to promote NBS in the Amazon There is an urgent need to promote conservation and restoration at scale. It is estimated that the sequestration and conservation of carbon stocks in vegetation can lead to 16 Gt CO2 annual benefits worldwide[2]. The importance of vegetation and nature-based […]

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