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.
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BVRio, in collaboration with CPAP, has released a report aiming to transform Brazil's textile sector by presenting a comprehensive overview.
The project ‘Unlocking and leveraging low-emission development’, which established climate governance for the state of Rondônia, concluded with the achievement of many of the expected results.
In addition to the positive environmental impact, the project generates income for the local community and promotes the circular economy.
BVRio’s circular economy team was in Nairobi last week participating in the UN Environment Programme Third Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-3) meeting.
BVRio Director, Pedro Moura Costa, and SIM Director, Investor Relations, Steven Ripley will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai next week.
As part of the Circular Beach project, BVRio has produced a report that outlines strategies for reducing the use of plastics in different types of commercial establishments.
BVRio will participate in the Third Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee meeting, aiming to develop an international legally binding instrument - a Global Treaty - on plastic pollution.
Informal waste pickers have been using smartphone technology to coordinate the sale of recyclable waste, resulting in increased income for themselves and improved recycling rates in their cities.
BVRio’s soy production map and tool for assessing deforestation and conversion of native vegetation in the Brazilian Cerrado region, has seen over 11,000 searches conducted in its first three months.
BVRio has participated in an international knowledge mission to Europe to advance the circular economy in Brazil at the invitation on CPAP.
A Brazilian energy company with sustainable attitude has partnered with BVRio to support waste collection by fishers in Guanabara Bay.
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.