The concern and care for the people of the Amazon must begin with the reduction of deforestation and associated crimes.
Disputes for mineral resources are known to be violent. Public policies must stop ignoring this.
Differentiated credit conditions for producers who adopt sustainable practices, engage in zero deforestation, and have environmentally regularized properties can generate economic incentives for greater agricultural productivity and forest conservation.
Formerly known as ‘Paragobala’ (Paragobullet) due to violence, a municipality the size of the state of Sergipe inside the State of Pará reduced deforestation and maintained its economic growth through participatory management between the municipal government, the productive sector, and NGOs.
Released this week, a new IPCC Report points out that tropical regions, such as Brazil will be particularly vulnerable. Amazon, Northeast, and agricultural production across the country will be strongly affected if the temperature rises above 1.5ºC.
When discussing the transition to a greener and more humane economy, representatives of the public and private sectors still rely on subsidies, exemptions, and other instruments that are not very effective. That is a shame, as the state’s regulatory authority and its teams of inspectors can produce better economic results.
Law enforcement is crucial for Amazon conservation and sustainable development. Governmental inaction favors those who break the law. As enforcement plummeted, deforestation soared.
By giving up on the benefits that the monitoring of its native vegetation has to offer, Brazil turns its back on its social, environmental, and economic responsibilities.
On display at the Museum do Amanhã, in Rio de Janeiro, the exhibition presents the complexity of this unique ecosystem that covers 60% of the brazilian territory, but is still unknown to many.
Pressure is mounting for a vote in the last weeks of 2021 on bills that weaken environmental licensing rules and legalize land grabbing.