Organization achieves its second international award in less than 1 year
Rio de Janeiro 6th October, 2014 – The Rio de Janeiro’s Environmental Exchange BVRiowas invited to participate in the World Summit of Regions for Climate, organized by the Regions for Climate Action (R20), which will receive the certificate of “Climate Action Leader” in recognition of the work being conducted in recent years.
The R20 was created in 2010 by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California. It is a coalition of partners led by regional governments that work to promote and implement projects that are designed to produce local economic and environmental benefits in the form of reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions; strong local economies; improved public health; and new green jobs. These local actions can help the world achieve our shared global environmental and economic goals.
The event, to be held in Paris on 10 and 11 October, will bring together local and regional governments, as well as economic leaders in order to formulate a new international agreement on climate change.
For Mr. Terry Tamminen, R20‘s Strategic Advisor to the Founding Chairman, “The leadership and vision of BVRio is extremely impressive and is exactly the kind of example the R20 likes to showcase. The founding chair of the R20, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is committed to taking action on climate change and is doing so by developing and implementing low carbon projects such as BVRio’s.”.
“We are very pleased to receive this recognition from R20, which motivates us to keep working to contribute to the development of a green economy,” said Maurício Moura Costa, Director of BVRio.
This award comes as recognition of BVRio’s work in developing environmental markets. Through its trading platform for environmental assets BVTrade (www.bvtrade.org), BVRio contributes to the implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code (through Forest Credits), the Brazilian Solid Waste Policy-PNRS (with Reverse Logistics Credits) and promotes other social-environmental markets.
To find out more about the event, visit: http://regions-climate.org/en/