Archive - Author: Ludmila Girardi

BVRio debates the role of economic and financial incentives in implementing the Forest Code

BVRio and the Forest Code Observatory (OCF) held a seminar to discuss how economic and financial incentives can contribute to the effective implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code (Law 12.651/2012). The event was marked by a space for dialogue and reflection on reconciling nature conservation and the country’s economic development, with a focus on Article […]

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BVRio and partners launch online dashboard to engage financial institutions with Forest Code compliance

Last Friday (4 August), a webinar marked the launch of the Forest Code Observatory (OCF) ‘Financial Sector Engagement Panel’, a dashboard revealing crucial data on compliance with the Forest Code contributed to by financial institutions responsible for operating 55% of rural credit contracted in Brazil between 2020 and 2021. The dashboard is an initiative of […]

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BVRio conducts analysis of Decree on reverse logistics credits

BVRio, as a pioneer in creating the reverse logistics credits system with over a decade of practical experience, has conducted a thorough analysis of Federal Decree 11.413/2023. The new regulation, which came into effect in February this year, represents a significant advancement in sustainable solid waste management in Brazil, with a notable focus on the […]

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KOLEKT waste management app hits 10 thousand transactions

The KOLEKT waste management app, developed by Circular Action, a BVRio group company,  has reached 10 thousand transactions. In the 18 months since the app was launched, it has gained over 1000 users in 48 countries. They are actors throughout the recycling supply chain, including informal waste pickers, who assisted in its design and have […]

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PlanaFlor Advisory Board establishes engagement strategies for the sustainable development agenda in Brazil

The PlanaFlor Advisory Board held its first face-to-face meeting on 16 June to identify engagement strategies to promote the strategic plan for sustainable development in Brazil, based on the effective implementation of the Forest Code. The meeting was attended by the coordinators of the project and the board members, who have distinguished roles in different […]

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Fishing for litter as a blueprint for tackling ocean pollution

In recent weeks, global conversations have focused on issues related to the protection of the environment under the theme of tackling plastic pollution, providing an opportunity to call on governments, cities and businesses to invest in and implement solutions to end the problem.  Today, that conversation turns to efforts that promote the preservation of marine […]

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Circular Beach Project starts training activities on plastic waste

Throughout May, BVRio’s circular economy specialist, Maria Accioly, has been leading capacity-building workshops for the workers of the establishments participating in the ‘Circular Beach’ project, developed in partnership between the EU programme Circular Plastics in the Americas (CPAP), BVRio, Riotur and Orla Rio. The project’s main objective is to promote sustainable tourism in Rio’s seaside […]

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State Forum on Climate Change moves forward low carbon development in Rondonia

This month, the state Government of Rondônia, one of the most deforested places in the Amazon, reached a significant milestone in its agenda to combat deforestation and tackle climate change. Chaired by BVRio’s Beto Mesquita, the milestone decisions were reached at the state’s Forum, the primary vehicle for climate governance for State Policy on Climate […]

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Studies that shaped PlanaFlor now available

A collection of twenty preliminary studies contributing to PlanaFlor have been published on the project’s website, making them available for download, ahead of the main plan’s publication later this month. These studies (available in Portuguese only) are the result of a broad diagnosis of the challenges and opportunities of implementing the Forest Code and other […]

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