Archive - Author: Ludmila Girardi

Pioneering report addresses challenges in Brazil’s textile industry and proposes paths to circular fashion transformation

BVRio, in collaboration with the Circular Plastics in The Americas Programme (CPAP), has released a report titled ‘Sustainable Textile and Clothing Industry: Main Challenges of Circularity in Brazil,’ aiming to transform Brazil’s textile sector by presenting a comprehensive overview. Brazil, known as one of the world’s leading producers and consumers of textile products, faces a […]

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Climate Governance for Rondonia project concludes with a significant socio-environmental legacy

In November, the project ‘Unlocking and leveraging low-emission development’, which established climate governance for the state of Rondônia, concluded with the achievement of many the expected results. BVRio acted as the implementing partner of the Environmental Development Secretariat in designing and executing the instruments and participation mechanisms outlined in State Law 4437.  Throughout the project, […]

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BVRio at INC-3

BVRio’s circular economy team was in Nairobi last week participating in the UN Environment Programme Third Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-3) meeting. Attending to help champion the specific inclusion of solutions which involve and benefit informal waste pickers in the global treaty to tackle plastic pollution, including a new approach to plastic waste recovery activities.  As […]

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Strategies to reduce plastics in commercial establishments on Copacabana beach

As part of the Circular Beach Project – an initiative of the Circular Plastics in The Americas Programme (CPAP) –, BVRio has produced a report that outlines strategies for reducing the use of plastics in the different types of commercial establishments participating in the project on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The report […]

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‘Fishing for Litter’ expanded with funding from Ocyan

BVRio’s ‘Fishing for Litter’ project, which sees urban waste collected by artisan fishers, is expanding operations in the port area of Rio de Janeiro with support from Ocyan, an energy company in Brazil and abroad. The company will finance the collection of waste by approximately 20 fishers from two fishing villages in Guanabara Bay, specifically […]

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BVRio contributes to the development of an inclusive UN Plastics Treaty

BVRio actively participated in the Economist Impact’s Global Plastics Summit, in Bangkok last week, which aimed to support the negotiations of the UN treaty against plastic pollution. BVRio provided a critical perspective on social inclusion, emphasising the importance of a just and inclusive transition within the plastics treaty, drawing from our extensive experience creating waste […]

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BVRio appointed member of Rio State Climate Change Forum

BVRio was appointed as a member of the Rio de Janeiro State Forum on Climate Change during a ceremony on September 21st. The event gathered representatives from public authorities and civil society. The Forum is now the state’s primary governing body on global climate change and sustainable development, as mandated by state policy. BVRio is […]

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BVRio teams up with EnClim to expand ‘Fishing for Litter’ project

BVRio has partnered with EnClim, a research and consulting company focused on smart strategies for a future of net zero, in an advisory capacity to help us expand the scope of the project ‘Fishing for Litter‘ in Brazil.  The project addresses the solid waste problem in the marine environment by offering local fishing colonies an […]

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BVRio launches tool giving visibility to rural properties that preserve native vegetation beyond what is mandatory

BVRio has launched ‘Forest Surplus’, an information dashboard created to draw attention to rural properties that protect forests, and other natural ecosystems, above the minimum area required by the Forest Code. This is another tool developed to integrate into the Forest Code Monitoring Portal, an initiative of the Forest Code Observatory in partnership with BVRio. […]

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