Need for legality in the Brazilian timber sector

The Brazilian timber sector is responsible for the extraction of more than 13 million m3 of hardwood logs from Amazonian rainforests. These logs, in turn, feed a wood processing industry that around R$ 8 billion in annual revenue. However, the importance of the timber sector has decreased, with decreasing timber volumes and revenue generated. The[…]

The urgent need for implementation of the Forest Reserve Compensation Mechanisms of the Brazilian Forest Code

Given their importance for facilitating compliance and implementation of the new Brazilian Forest Code, there is an urgent need to create the necessary conditions for using the Forest Legal Reserve Compensation Mechanisms of the Code. In particular, it is essential that these mechanisms be regulated by state and federal government agencies, as without it, these[…]