Position papers
  • 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.

  • 05-Oct
  • 2015

The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture (Coalizão Brasil) — sees improvements in the contributions to the global climate agreement ((INDC) announced by the Brazilian government, but emphasizes that the interaction between society and government in monitoring metrics and implementation of mechanisms is necessary. The movement will now get more involved in the economic benchmarks related to the INDC to understand the needs and necessary developments. In November, it will present its conclusions in order to help in the COP 21 discussions.

São Paulo, October 5, 2015 — Representatives of The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture (Coalizão Brasil) analyzed the Brazilian contributions to the climate agreement (INDC) and concluded: the proposed figures are significant, and they will need significant efforts in the implementation and alignment between society, productive sectors and government. The movement — formed by over 100 companies, civil society organizations, research centers and sectoral entities — notes that the reduction of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions by 37% by 2025 and by 43% by 2030, based in 2005, is more significant than previously considered.