Research platform for native species

Research platform for native species

Alan Batista, forestry engineer and investment analyst at WRI Brasil, explains how the VERENA project can promote research and development (R & D) of native species, with the purpose of improving their prod uctivity and economic return, as a priority. Read more>>

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Restoration advances in Brazil

Restoration advances in Brazil

In this interview, the executive director of WRI Brasil, Rachel Biderman, highlighted the progress of the landscape and forest restoration agenda in the country and spoke about the continuity of work in 2017, the constructive dialogue with the federal government and the activities of the sector organizations. Read more>>

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Certified tropical wood

Certified tropical wood

Jeanicolau Lacerda, forest engineer and consultant to Precious Woods Holding, wrote about why we should buy certified tropical wood. The compliance with the official process of the chain of custody is not always given. Political and cultural issues make the illegal wood trading possible. Read more>>

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A movement for low-carbon economy

A movement for low-carbon economy

We are a multi-sector movement formed by leading organizations in the Brazilian agrobusiness, the main civil organizations in the environment and climate areas, academic community and sectoral associations, who have gathered to address the issues arising from climate change from the perspective of a new economic model. Read more >>

 

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Open letter: Brazilian opportunities in a low-carbon economy

The Brazilian Coalition announces a manifesto in response to the public consultation of the Ministry of the Environment on the strategy for the implementation of the Brazilian climate commitment (NDC). The letter brings the main elements that the movement understands should be reformulated and added to the Brazilian NDC's strategy and the opportunities for the country in a low-carbon economic development agenda. Read more>>

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How planting trees turned into big business

Investing in trees while considering financial profitability is not new in Brazil. This is the case with the so-called planted forests (pine and eucalyptus). The same can be done with tree species native to the country. The development and application of technologies will create the basis for a new tropical forest economy, which in turn will open the way for large-scale reforestation. Read more>>

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