BVRio (Bolsa Verde do Rio de Janeiro – Environmental Exchange of Rio de Janeiro) was originally created with the objective of developing market mechanisms to facilitate compliance with Brazilian environmental laws. The models and approaches developed there have now been adapted to develop market mechanisms, economic tools, and support the development and implementation of environmental initiatives and markets in different countries and regions worldwide.
Our vision is to deliver positive impacts for the economy, environment and people through our work focusing on:
Promoting the trading of legal or certified timber, and agricultural commodities creating transparency, efficiency, and liquidity to this market.
Transparently and sustainably increasing the value of solid waste in support of the circular economy, its informal workers and consumer goods companies.
Supporting climate friendly approaches and the bioeconomy, through policy contributions and green finance.
We want to achieve measurable impact with the work that we do, across three key areas:
The Responsible Commodities Facility (RCF) is an initiative to promote the production and trading of responsible soy and corn in Brazil, by creating a financially sustainable vehicle to provide incentives to farmers and help meet the growing international demand for zero-deforestation supply chains.
PlanaFlor is a National Plan for the Implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code, conceptualised by BVRio and currently under elaboration by a consortium of organisations.
Recognising the importance of the conservation and restoration obligations of the Forest Code, BVRio and partners created SIMFlor - a programme to provide financial support to landowners to conserve existing native vegetation in their land.
The home of BVRio global waste footprint solutions, the Hub incorporates a directory of waste management projects and activities looking for support from companies and investors willing to fund, accelerate and strengthen a more effective and socially-responsible circular economy.
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BVRio is again on the search for innovative solutions worthy of winning the Earthshot Prize as an Official Nominator.
'Forest Surplus' information dashboard promotes environmental conservation and the implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code.
The seminar discussed how economic and financial incentives can contribute to the effective implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code (Law 12.651/2012).
BVRio Director of Forests and Public Policies, Beto Mesquita, reflects on how the statements made in Belém this week could work in practice.
A webinar marked the launch of the Forest Code Observatory (OCF) ‘Financial Sector Engagement Panel’, a dashboard revealing crucial data on compliance with the Forest Code.
A new free map and tool for assessing deforestation and conversion of native vegetation for soy production areas in the Brazilian Cerrado region, is now available.
BVRio has conducted a thorough analysis of Federal Decree 11.413/2023 which represents a significant advancement in sustainable solid waste management in Brazil.
The KOLEKT waste management app, developed by Circular Action, a BVRio group company, has reached 10 thousand transactions with over 1000 users in 48 countries in 18 months since its launch.
Fishers celebrate the 200th ton of waste collected through the Fishing for litter in Guanabara Bay project.
Circular Action is collaborating with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) to promote the recovery, collection, and improved destination of plastic waste in Brazil.
The PlanaFlor Advisory Board held its first face-to-face meeting to identify engagement strategies to promote the strategic plan for sustainable development in Brazil.
Since December 2021, we have been working with marine environmental experts to wage the fight against ocean pollution: fishers.