BVRio, Landscape Indonesia and the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation announce partnership

BVRio, Landscape Indonesia and the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation announce partnership to expand the Responsible Timber Exchange in Indonesia   29 March 2018 – BVRio, Landscape Indonesia and the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC) establish a partnership based on the mutual intention of pursuing sustainable forest management in Indonesia. Under the terms of the MoU, the three parties[…]

Ghana delegation visits Indonesia to exchange views about the FLEGT licensing process

August 2017 – From the 6th to the 11th of August 2017, James Parker, BVRio’s Regional Director, participated in a Ghanaian learning & sharing mission to Indonesia to prepare for the issuance of the FLEGT licensing for Ghanaian timber. The mission was organized and facilitated by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana and Civic Response,[…]

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Currently we are hiring a Digital Marketing & SEO Specialist and a Project Fundraiser Manager for our UK office, in Oxford. To apply: Please send your CV and a cover letter (1-3 pages) explaining your suitability for the position and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK, addressed to Cristina Tavares, at cv@bvrio.org. Applications deadline: 15 August 2017

Publication “Integrated REDD+: a financial model to support forest protection, agricultural production and decarbonization efforts

Rio de Janeiro, 22 May, 2017 – Today the Brazilian REDD+ Alliance published the report about Integrated REDD+ markets, a proposal of separate, but complementary, carbon markets, as a solution to facilitate the inclusion of REDD+ into markets to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement. This proposal suggests a financial model to support forest protection, agricultural production and decarbonization efforts in an integrated[…]

How you can use the ‘Guide for Assessing Compliance with the Forest Code in commodity supply chains’, by Roberta del Giudice

Brazil has rules for the use of rural properties that have the potential to make Brazilian agricultural production sustainable, both regarding the conservation of natural vegetation and inputs for the production itself, such as water and soil quality. Although, these rules for the use of rural properties have been established since the 19th Century, and[…]

BVRio launch of the Responsible Timber Exchange

Rio de Janeiro, 23 November 2016 – BVRio Environmental Exchange (www.bvrio.org/timber) launched today the Responsible Timber Exchange (www.bvrio.com/madeira/negocio/negocio/lista.do), a trading platform to assist traders and buyers of timber in sourcing legal or certified products from all over the world. The platform is integrated with a Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System, to facilitate the screening[…]

Climate value for money: 2 GtCO2 storage for U$ 250 million: Forest Legal Reserve Credits in Brazil

The direct acquisition of Forest Reserve Credits as a REDD+ strategy could result in significant emission reductions (over 100 billion tCO2) at very low costs (less than U$ 0.20/t CO2), while promoting the implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code – a new law with potential to transform the rural landscape in Brazil. International REDD finance[…]

Time Preference of REDD+ activities: need for discounting and present valuing

Recognition of the value of forests for the fight of climate change is resulting in a revival of activities related to REDD+. Over the last few years, a series of high profile REDD+ initiatives have been proposed and pursued, adopting different approaches that range from zero deforestation pledges (e.g., Consumer Goods Forum, New York Declaration[…]

BVRio adopts blockchain technology for its registries

BVRio becomes the first organization worldwide that adopted the Regis blockchain technology for building their decentralized registries of timber trading records Blockchain is a distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of data records protected against tampering and revision. It is the technology used for the creation and trading of bitcoins, but its uses are much more[…]

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[…]