Tag: PlanaFlor

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]