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BVRio contributes to publication on the challenges and opportunities for Environmental Regularisation Programmes in Brazil

BVRio contributed to the publication ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Environmental Regularisation Programmes’, produced by the Forest Dialogue in collaboration with the Forest Code Observatory (OCF) and the Brazil Climate, Forests and Agriculture Coalition, which was launched during the 5th Brazilian Conference on Ecological Restoration (SOBRE+10) on 11 July 2024. BVRio contributed to the report with […]


World Environment Day 2024: PlanaFlor roadmap to tackle land restoration in Brazil

For the past three years, we have been working on PlanaFlor, a strategic plan to implement the Brazilian Forest Code. One of its eight macro objectives focuses on native vegetation restoration, which is this year’s World Environment Day theme.  Brazil currently has a 10.7 million hectare Legal Reserve deficit and an 8.1 million hectare Permanent […]


Forest Code Monitoring Portal updated with environmental regularisation data in Brazil

BVRio has significantly enhanced the information available on Brazilian states’ compliance with the Forest Code via an update to the Forest Code Monitoring Portal. This crucial tool, which promotes data transparency on adherence to the Environmental Regularisation Programme (PRA), helps foster a deeper understanding of the environmental regularisation of rural properties in Brazil.  With an […]


BVRio supports global ambitions to accelerate plastic collection and support waste pickers

Concluding yesterday, BVRio participated in the fourth session of the International Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-4), contributing to critical discussions on crediting mechanisms and waste management practices. Our official statement submitted as one of the INC-4 observers highlighted BVRio’s ongoing commitment to combating plastic waste and promoting the inclusion of waste pickers in the […]

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BVRio and FBDS contribute to the revision of Brazil’s National Plan for the Recovery of Native Vegetation

As part of its strategy to influence public policies that help speed up the implementation of the Forest Code, PlanaFlor, a project led by BVRio and the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development (FBDS), now has representation in the process of revising the National Plan for the Recovery of Native Vegetation (Planaveg). PlanaFlor’s contribution was formalised […]

Forest Trends

Pedro Moura Costa joins Forest Trends Fellows Program

We are pleased to announce that BVRio Director, Pedro Moura Costa, has joined the Forest Trends Fellows Program. Together with partners around the world, Forest Trends pioneers innovative finance for conservation, promoting healthy forests, sustainable agriculture, clean water, robust climate action, biodiverse landscapes, and strong communities.  For over 30 years Pedro has been involved in […]


‘Cooperate to Recycle’: project seeks to turn waste into opportunities for workers and recycling market effectiveness

This week, Coopama (Cooperativa Amigos do Meio Ambiente), through the ‘Cooperate to Recycle’ project carried out with technical support from BVRio and funding from Petrobras, began recording the collection of recyclable materials using the KOLEKT waste management app. The app will allow collection activities to be tracked and monitored online, guaranteeing payments and the traceability […]


BVRio and INEA sign cooperation agreement to foster environmental policies in Rio de Janeiro

BVRio and the Rio de Janeiro State Environment Institute (INEA) formalised a cooperation agreement to drive the construction of public policies, projects and market mechanisms that accelerate the implementation of environmental laws in the State. The agreement covers crucial areas such as the circular economy, solid waste management, forest protection and climate change. The agreement, […]