Tag: Forest Code

World Environment Day 2024: PlanaFlor roadmap to tackle land restoration in Brazil

For the past three years, we have been working on PlanaFlor, a strategic plan to implement the Brazilian Forest Code. One of its eight macro objectives focuses on native vegetation restoration, which is this year’s World Environment Day theme.  Brazil currently has a 10.7 million hectare Legal Reserve deficit and an 8.1 million hectare Permanent […]

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Approaches to sustainability in Brazilian agriculture: Combining environmental conservation with economic growth

PlanaFlor, a unique and strategic plan for implementing the Forest Code, stands out as it complements Brazil’s recently launched National Programme for Converting Degraded Pastures (PNCPD). This alignment is not just crucial, it’s a game-changer, ensuring that the broad goals set by the PNCPD for pasture recovery are not just met, but exceeded. PlanaFlor’s detailed […]

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Forest Code Monitoring Portal updated with environmental regularisation data in Brazil

BVRio has significantly enhanced the information available on Brazilian states’ compliance with the Forest Code via an update to the Forest Code Monitoring Portal. This crucial tool, which promotes data transparency on adherence to the Environmental Regularisation Programme (PRA), helps foster a deeper understanding of the environmental regularisation of rural properties in Brazil.  With an […]

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BVRio and FBDS contribute to the revision of Brazil’s National Plan for the Recovery of Native Vegetation

As part of its strategy to influence public policies that help speed up the implementation of the Forest Code, PlanaFlor, a project led by BVRio and the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development (FBDS), now has representation in the process of revising the National Plan for the Recovery of Native Vegetation (Planaveg). PlanaFlor’s contribution was formalised […]

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Pedro Moura Costa joins Forest Trends Fellows Program

We are pleased to announce that BVRio Director, Pedro Moura Costa, has joined the Forest Trends Fellows Program. Together with partners around the world, Forest Trends pioneers innovative finance for conservation, promoting healthy forests, sustainable agriculture, clean water, robust climate action, biodiverse landscapes, and strong communities.  For over 30 years Pedro has been involved in […]

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Project legacy sees enhanced transparency in compliance with Brazil’s Native Vegetation Protection Law

BVRio celebrates the completion of a successful cooperation project with the Forest Code Observatory, an initiative that aimed to develop actions and tools to promote transparency and access to information among key stakeholders in the implementation of the Native Vegetation Protection Law (No. 12.651/12), popularly known as the Brazilian Forest Code. BVRio’s partnership in the […]

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BVRio launches tool giving visibility to rural properties that preserve native vegetation beyond what is mandatory

BVRio has launched ‘Forest Surplus’, an information dashboard created to draw attention to rural properties that protect forests, and other natural ecosystems, above the minimum area required by the Forest Code. This is another tool developed to integrate into the Forest Code Monitoring Portal, an initiative of the Forest Code Observatory in partnership with BVRio. […]

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BVRio debates the role of economic and financial incentives in implementing the Forest Code

BVRio and the Forest Code Observatory (OCF) held a seminar to discuss how economic and financial incentives can contribute to the effective implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code (Law 12.651/2012). The event was marked by a space for dialogue and reflection on reconciling nature conservation and the country’s economic development, with a focus on Article […]

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How the private sector can support the Amazon alliance to end deforestation

This week the Leaders of State of the eight countries that share the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACT) signed the Belém Declaration, a historic statement in order to face the challenge of protecting the integrality of the Amazon region, fighting poverty and inequalities, “with the purpose of gathering efforts to promote sustainable development that is harmonious, […]

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BVRio and partners launch online dashboard to engage financial institutions with Forest Code compliance

Last Friday (4 August), 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 contributed to by financial institutions responsible for operating 55% of rural credit contracted in Brazil between 2020 and 2021. The dashboard is an initiative of […]

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