Position papers
  • 01-Dec
  • 2015

Brazilian contributions are focused on the agricultural, forestry and land use change sectors. This makes sense, since the country has 12% of the world's forests and is a leading producer of food. The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture analyzes the Brazilian INDC and highlights the role of global society to boost joint action towards a new economic and social model.

São Paulo, December 1, 2015 - The World Conference on Climate (COP 21) should provide a document filled with ideas and fundamental actions to combat greenhouse gases (GHG). However, it's necessary to look forward. The future of the planet that will be discussed in Paris must be very different from the one that man has built in the industrial age. Heads of state, negotiators and ordinary citizens need to boost effective changes to a new economic and social model. Based on the decarbonisation of productive activities, this model needs to be more inclusive, fair and sustainable.

As one of the world's largest food producers, Brazil can set an example in the industry, combining increased productivity to the reduction of greenhouse gases. The engagement of producers, businesses, governments, and especially consumers are important so the low-carbon agriculture becomes a major practice.

São Paulo, November 28, 2015 — The deepening of the relationship between agriculture, forests and climate is a promising challenge for Brazil to fulfill its contributions to the climate agreement (INDC) and move towards a new agrarian economy. Low-carbon practices bring the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG).

  • 26-Nov
  • 2015

Proper management of tropical forests can encourage activities with social and economic benefits and reduce climate change. The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture proposes the extension of Brazil's management area to 30 million hectares by 2030 and points out that this route will only be possible with the elimination of illegal activities in the production chain of native wood.

São Paulo, November 26, 2015 — A strong economy based on the rain forest is a relevant and feasible way to discourage illegal deforestation and, at the same time, improve the timber industry, promote social benefits and mitigate the effects of climate change.

  • 25-Nov
  • 2015

The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture stresses the importance of economic mechanisms for carbon and ecosystem services in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), to promote reforestation and maintenance of forests, and to generate income.

São Paulo, November 25, 2015 — It is crucial to expand the economic valuation mechanisms of carbon and ecosystem services in order to contain the rise of up to 2°C in average global temperature compared to the period prior to the Industrial Revolution and to mitigate the effects of climate change.

  • 19-Nov
  • 2015

Forest restoration is one of Brazil's contributions to the new global agreement with focus on climate change, to be signed during the COP 21. The goal contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions and can push forward economic activities that combine environmental and socioeconomic benefits of the rain forest.

São Paulo, November 19, 2015 - Brazil has pledged to restore and reforest 12 million hectares of forest by 2030 for multiple uses as their contribution to a new global agreement that will be signed in Paris during COP 21, the UN Conference on Climate Change. This goal can be more ambitious with the implementation of the Forest Code. Moreover, this commitment to the restoration will strengthen a new, inclusive and sustainable economic activity based on the development of native species forestry. For this, The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture points out that it is necessary to initiate a discussion with civil society to understand what the challenge of large-scale restoration means.

  • 05-Oct
  • 2015

The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture (Coalizão Brasil)insists that Brazil can be highly ambitious in its contribution (INDC) to the global climate change agreement, which will be signed in Paris this December. One of the main events in the run-up to the historic agreement will take place in New York next week, when President Dilma Rousseff promises to launch the Brazilian INDC.

São Paulo, September 30, 2015 – The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture (Coalizão Brasil) – a movement that brings companies, civil society organizations, research centers and sectoral entities together – understands that Brazil can establish an ambitious INDC, with goals that are tangible, inspiring and mobilizing for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, COP-21, taking place in Paris in December. The INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) is a document stating what each country intends to do to reduce and remove GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions. President Dilma Rousseff is expected to announce Brazil’s INDC next week in New York during Climate Week, which will bring together political, business and civic leaders from around the world.