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2020 balance, change in the cofacilitation and expectations for the new year

The year of 2020 brought a great deal of challenges to us all but we are glad to inform that, even in this troubling time, the Brazilian Coalition was able to move forward with its agenda, reaching significant results.

The sixteen Task Forces that compose our four Dialogue Forums held more than 180 meetings throughout the year and built proposals that were taken to representatives of the government in more than 50 meetings. It was also in 2020 that our movement surpassed the milestone of 260 members, as it continues to grow. Below you will find two videos that show the highlights of our work in 2020:

• Agriculture and Forestry and Native Forest Forums
• Deforestation and Public Policies and Economic Instruments Forums

Additionally, during our Second Plenary of the year, held earlier this month, the Coalition announced its team of facilitators for 2021. We welcome Rachel Biderman, Senior Vice President for the Americas of Conservation International, who has become the movement’s new co-facilitator, representing the third sector. Working closely at her side as the other co-facilitator of the movement, Marcello Brito, President of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Agribusiness Association (Abag), will continue as the representative of the private sector on a position he has held since March 2020.

We also take this opportunity to extend our deepest gratitude to the previous facilitators, André Guimarães, executive director of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (Ipam), and Luiz Cornacchioni, former executive director of Abag, who have left a great legacy to the Coalition movement.

Last but not least, we thank all our network who has participated, followed and supported the Coalition in 2020 and hope to keep on fostering our partnership in the new year.

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