BVRio (Bolsa Verde do Rio de Janeiro – Environmental Exchange of Rio de Janeiro) was originally created with the objective of developing market mechanisms to facilitate compliance with Brazilian environmental laws. The models and approaches developed there have now been adapted to develop market mechanisms, economic tools, and support the development and implementation of environmental initiatives and markets in different countries and regions worldwide.
Our vision is to deliver positive impacts for the economy, environment and people through our work focusing on:
Promoting the trading of legal or certified timber, and agricultural commodities creating transparency, efficiency, and liquidity to this market.
Transparently and sustainably increasing the value of solid waste in support of the circular economy, its informal workers and consumer goods companies.
Supporting climate friendly approaches and the bioeconomy, through policy contributions and green finance.
We want to achieve measurable impact with the work that we do, across three key areas:
The Responsible Commodities Facility (RCF) is an initiative to promote the production and trading of responsible soy and corn in Brazil, by creating a financially sustainable vehicle to provide incentives to farmers and help meet the growing international demand for zero-deforestation supply chains.
PlanaFlor is a National Plan for the Implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code, conceptualised by BVRio and currently under elaboration by a consortium of organisations.
Recognising the importance of the conservation and restoration obligations of the Forest Code, BVRio and partners created SIMFlor - a programme to provide financial support to landowners to conserve existing native vegetation in their land.
The home of BVRio global waste footprint solutions, the Hub incorporates a directory of waste management projects and activities looking for support from companies and investors willing to fund, accelerate and strengthen a more effective and socially-responsible circular economy.
Celebrating 10 years supporting the green economy
In December 2021 we completed our first decade of operation, and we celebrated our success in 2022 by looking back at the difference we made with the help of our partners.A Decade of Innovation
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BVRio’s successful ‘Fishing for litter project’, run in partnership with Italian social enterprise, Ogyre, has this month entered into a third and expanded phase.
Circular Action is undertaking a study and pilot to establish if a digital waste management solution could improve waste collection and recycling in Southern Africa.
The PlanaFlor project, which aims to propose a national strategic plan for sustainable development in Brazil through the effective implementation of the Forest Code, has completed its first stage.
The project ‘Fishing for litter in Guanabara Bay’ is about to complete its first year of starting the collection of solid waste from the marine environment in the surroundings of Ilha do Governador.
Should carbon credits be given to landowners to comply with local laws? This blog discusses this contradiction in the context of Forest Compliance in the Amazon.
A equipe de economia circular da BVRio foi reforçada neste mês com a contratação permanente de Juliana Miranda, que iniciou como estagiária na nossa sede no Brasil.
BVRio is one of the organisations which will be part of a series of workshops to be held this year within the scope of the project ‘Unlocking and Leveraging Low Emissions Development’.
Carbon markets are at a pivotal moment. On one hand, there is the need to ensure integrity of credits. On the other, the perception of risk about credit quality may spook investors.
Circular Action Director, Thierry Sanders, returned from Vietnam last week and reflected on the first few months of the project, and why a bottom-up ‘ice cream seller’ approach has now been adopted.
Exceeding expectations, the fishers of Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro, have reached the initial target of collecting 100 tonnes of waste from Guanabara Bay in December 2022.
The KOLEKT waste management app has just turned one, achieving a total of 7,200 transactions between waste pickers, waste buyers and recyclers, resulting in the sale of 5,400 tonnes of recyclables.
BVRio Brazil has added to its Board with the appointment of three new members, providing more diverse perspectives and expertise.