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Responsible Commodities Facility selected for development by the Climate Finance Lab

      Rio de Janeiro, 15 February 2018 – Climate Finance Lab – a public-private initiative for sustainable investment – has selected a new class of investment vehicles to drive much-needed finance to action on climate change. Out of over 100 ideas submitted into a competitive pool, nine new instruments were selected to tackle persistent investment barriers in clean energy, low-carbon[…]

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Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products: Liberia

  Rio de Janeiro, 10 January 2018 – Today, BVRio published a practical guide to facilitate conducting Due Diligence of tropical timber products. The guide, who profiles Liberia, follows the publication of a first guide, published in October 2017, profiling Brazil and Ghana. The objective of these series of practical guides is to summarise the main documents that need to be collected, and how to interpret them, in[…]

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New Year New Projects!

  News   Responsible Timber Trade Fair   BVRio is organising the Responsible Timber Trade Fair, in Ghana from 28 Feb – 2 March 2018. The Responsible Timber Trade Fair is an event for sourcing legal and certified wood products from the West African region, offering the possibility of meeting with potential trading partners in the region. Leading experts will also give[…]

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Reverse Logistics Credits semi-finalist of the MIT – Climate CoLab Contest

MIT – Climate CoLab Contest The goal of Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to create proposals for how to reach global climate change goals. Each year, Climate CoLab invites people to submit proposals for how to address climate change manageable subproblems, in a[…]

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Responsible Timber Trade Fair – Ghana

A unique international event BVRio is organizing the first international timber trade fair dedicated to promoting the trade of 100% legal and certified timber. The Responsible Timber Trade Fair will connect buyers and sellers of legal and certified timber products, focusing on West African timber. The event will be held in Accra, Ghana, 28 February – 2[…]

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2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

  This Thursday 16 November, BVRio will present the Responsible Timber Exchange at the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, which is held in Helsinki, Finland. The 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue will bring together forest sector stakeholders, leading technology providers, innovators and sustainability experts to exchange views on what’s needed, what’s working and where are the opportunities for scaling up application.    […]

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Reverse Logistics Credits Model at the Global Social Business Summit 2017

  This Wednesday, 8 November 2017, BVRio will present the “Reverse Logistics Credits: a social and environmental innovation to address urban waste and recycling in Brazil” at the GSBS Academia Conference, in Paris. The conference is hosted by Yunus Centre and Grameen Creative Lab. The GSBS Academia Conference takes place on 8th and 9th of November[…]

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Brazilian REDD+ Alliance presents Integrated REDD+ concept at COP23

Wednesday November 8, the Brazilian REDD+ Alliance will promote at COP23 the parallel event “Reframing REDD+ in Brazil: a long term solution to address deforestation and promote the sustainable development” – Presenting a public-private REDD+ regime in Brazil and synergies with future carbon markets, such as the SDM and CORSIA/ICAO.   In the event, the Brazilian REDD+[…]

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Aliança REDD+ Brasil apresenta conceito de REDD+ Integrado na COP23

Rio de Janeiro, 5 Novembro 2017 – Quarta-feira 8 de novembro, a Aliança REDD+ Brasil promoverá na COP 23 o evento paralelo “Reframing REDD+ in Brazil: a long term solution to address deforestation and promote the sustainable development” (Reestruturando o REDD+ no Brasil: uma solução de longo prazo para monitorar o desmatamento e promover o desenvolvimento sustentável). No evento, a Aliança[…]