Carbon is like other forest export products: when they become profitable, they attract competition. To stay ahead, Amazonian states need to diversify their productive base and continue investing to identify nascent opportunities.
The 2022 elections will be key if we want a Brazil that values life, sustainability, and the proper management of the climate crisis in the years to come.
Amazon states have made good progress in the implementation of laws for protecting forests in private areas, but important challenges remain.
The Xingu Seed Network is one of the most successful movements to restore native vegetation in the Amazon and other biomes. Their method: to unite people to collect native seeds and sow them in degraded lands.
The “From Pasture to Table” app maps a series of indicators to identify the sustainability of the beef consumed in Brazil. This citizen science tool depends on the active participation of consumers.
The weaker Bolsonaro gets, the more 2022 could turn into forest devastation’s Fiscal Island Ball.
Fire and slash-and-burn emissions impact forest health in regions far from where the burning and deforestation occurred. A study begins to measure this effect.
Prodes data are ready since October 27 but were only released this Wednesday. This rate is almost 22% higher than 2020, a record year. Amazonas jumps to second place in state-wide rankings.
Few are pleased by the final document produced at COP26. It is ambiguous in several aspects and it sets the world astray from the goal of keeping the temperature increase below 1.5ºC.
Zeroing deforestation is perfectly possible and will bring immediate benefits to Brazil and the world. However, the state, municipal, and federal governments need to act together with the judiciary and Congress for this commitment to be effective.