Tag: Forest Code

Project legacy sees enhanced transparency in compliance with Brazil’s Native Vegetation Protection Law

BVRio celebrates the completion of a successful cooperation project with the Forest Code Observatory, an initiative that aimed to develop actions and tools to promote transparency and access to information among key stakeholders in the implementation of the Native Vegetation Protection Law (No. 12.651/12), popularly known as the Brazilian Forest Code. BVRio’s partnership in the […]

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BVRio launches tool giving visibility to rural properties that preserve native vegetation beyond what is mandatory

BVRio has launched ‘Forest Surplus’, an information dashboard created to draw attention to rural properties that protect forests, and other natural ecosystems, above the minimum area required by the Forest Code. This is another tool developed to integrate into the Forest Code Monitoring Portal, an initiative of the Forest Code Observatory in partnership with BVRio. […]

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BVRio debates the role of economic and financial incentives in implementing the Forest Code

BVRio and the Forest Code Observatory (OCF) held a seminar to discuss how economic and financial incentives can contribute to the effective implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code (Law 12.651/2012). The event was marked by a space for dialogue and reflection on reconciling nature conservation and the country’s economic development, with a focus on Article […]

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How the private sector can support the Amazon alliance to end deforestation

This week the Leaders of State of the eight countries that share the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACT) signed the Belém Declaration, a historic statement in order to face the challenge of protecting the integrality of the Amazon region, fighting poverty and inequalities, “with the purpose of gathering efforts to promote sustainable development that is harmonious, […]

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BVRio and partners launch online dashboard to engage financial institutions with Forest Code compliance

Last Friday (4 August), a webinar marked the launch of the Forest Code Observatory (OCF) ‘Financial Sector Engagement Panel’, a dashboard revealing crucial data on compliance with the Forest Code contributed to by financial institutions responsible for operating 55% of rural credit contracted in Brazil between 2020 and 2021. The dashboard is an initiative of […]

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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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Could new plan offer fresh hope for sustainable Brazilian land use?

A new strategic plan sets out a ‘Green New Deal’ for Brazil based on the full implementation of the Forest Code as a vehicle for the country’s sustainable development. The Brazilian Forest Code (Law No. 12651 of 2012), which requires landowners to maintain a specific percentage of native vegetation, has been in existence in some […]

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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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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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Beyond Carbon Credits: the potential of climate finance to promote greater ambitions in tropical forest conservation

By Beto Mesquita, BVRio’s Director of Forests and Public Policies. Exceeding expectations, climate finance was treated as a key issue at COP27, but the conference outcomes still fall far short of what is needed to increase the world’s climate ambition. The historic decision to create a loss and damage fund for developing countries and those […]

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