Archive - Author: Ludmila Girardi

BVRio circular economy team strengthened

BVRio’s circular economy team has been strengthened this month, with the permanent appointment of Juliana Miranda, who has spent the last eight months working as an intern at BVRio’s headquarters in Brazil. Juliana joined the team in May 2022 with experience in social entrepreneurship and environmental education projects and has just graduated with a Bachelor’s […]

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Fishers remove over 100 tonnes in Guanabara Bay exceeding initial estimates

Exceeding expectations, the fishers of Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro, have reached the initial target of collecting 100 tonnes of waste from Guanabara Bay in December 2022, in the project run in partnership with Ogyre, an Italian social enterprise focused on recovering waste from the ocean. The second and current phase of the project […]

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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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BVRio helps waste picker cooperative receive R$ 3.9 million in investment

BVRio assisted a social project approved in a recent public selection to add value to the solid waste disposal generated by Petrobras facilities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cooperative Coopama signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with BVRio to receive support from our circular economy team in presenting their proposals and, from next year, […]

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BVRio joins the Brazil Climate Action Hub at COP27

BVRio is going to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) and will participate in the Brazil Climate Action Hub and other side events over the next two weeks in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. On 12 November, the Adaptation & Agriculture Day at COP27, the Brazil Climate Action Hub will focus on discussing issues related to […]

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Creating the Circular Action Hub

Project date: June 2019 – September 2021 Funder/s: P4G – Partnering for Green Growth Collaborator/s: Verra, Danone, Veolia, Nestlé, Tetra Pak, Lloyd’s Register, Conservation International, South Pole, Systemiq, Natural Capital Partners, and McKinsey.org Project type: Tool The problem Waste generation has increased massively worldwide in recent decades, and there are no signs of it slowing […]

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Connecting community forest management with markets that value sustainability

Project dates: 2017 – 31/12/2020 Funders: Good Energies Foundation, Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA), Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Conservation International  Partners: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Brasil, Cooperativa Mista da Flona Tapajós (Coomflona), Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas (Sebrae) Type of initiative: Advocacy The problem Members of the Mixed […]

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