Archive - Author: Ludmila Girardi

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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Project encouraging recycling in Rio concludes pilot phase with a legacy for waste management in the city

Delivered by Circular Action, our project promoting the recovery, collection, and improved destination of plastic waste in Rio de Janeiro through collaboration with local waste cooperatives successfully concluded its pilot phase in March.  Through the issuance of Plastic Credits funded by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, 1,985 tonnes of plastic have been collected and […]

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PlanaFlor: strategic plan ready to offer policymakers the blueprint for a green new deal for nature-based economic recovery in Brazil

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 now moves on to the crucial stage of political articulation and engagement with stakeholders identified as key to its implementation, including governments, public and […]

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VCM’s requirement for regulatory surplus hinders climate action

Pedro Moura Costa[1], February 2023 1.Introduction: the urgent need to promote NBS in the Amazon There is an urgent need to promote conservation and restoration at scale. It is estimated that the sequestration and conservation of carbon stocks in vegetation can lead to 16 Gt CO2 annual benefits worldwide[2]. The importance of vegetation and nature-based […]

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BVRio circular economy team strengthened

BVRio’s circular economy team has been strengthened this month, with the permanent appointment of Juliana Miranda, who has spent the last eight months working as an intern at BVRio’s headquarters in Brazil. Juliana joined the team in May 2022 with experience in social entrepreneurship and environmental education projects and has just graduated with a Bachelor’s […]

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Fishers remove over 100 tonnes in Guanabara Bay exceeding initial estimates

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, in the project run in partnership with Ogyre, an Italian social enterprise focused on recovering waste from the ocean. The second and current phase of the project […]

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