Tag: Forest Code

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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BVRio, SIM and ecosecurities launch SIMFlor Programme to support the implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code

The SIMFlor Programme was launched this week with the objective to promote the implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code (Law 12651) by acquiring the rights to Forest Reserve Credits (CRAs) from landholdings that have areas of native vegetation exceeding the requirements of the Code (Excess Legal Reserve – ELR), creating an incentive to conserve natural […]

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BVRio coordinates media workshop to mark the Brazilian Forest Code 10th Anniversary

BVRio coordinates media workshop to mark the Brazilian Forest Code 10th Anniversary

Between 23 May and 2 June, the Forest Code Observatory (OCF), of which BVRio is a member, is promoting ‘Forest Code +10’, a week of debates to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of the law that protects native vegetation in Brazil, the ‘New Forest Code’. The event opens on 23 May with a workshop aimed at journalists, ‘(Un)covering the Forest Code’, organised by BVRio.

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BVRio participates in new Brazil Coalition Task Force

BVRio participates in new Brazil Coalition Task Force

In September, the Brazil Coalition created a Task Force – Força-Tarefa da Coalizão Brasil – (FT) dedicated to the Forest Code. One of the main purposes of the new group is to promote the alignment of the many discussions involving the Code that take place in the different FTs and Dialogue Forums of the movement.

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