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Reverse Logistics Credits semi-finalist of the MIT – Climate CoLab Contest

MIT – Climate CoLab Contest The goal of Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to create proposals for how to reach global climate change goals. Each year, Climate CoLab invites people to submit proposals for how to address climate change manageable subproblems, in a

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2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

  This Thursday 16 November, BVRio will present the Responsible Timber Exchange at the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, which is held in Helsinki, Finland. The 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue will bring together forest sector stakeholders, leading technology providers, innovators and sustainability experts to exchange views on what’s needed, what’s working and where are the opportunities for scaling up application.    

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Reverse Logistics Credits Model at the Global Social Business Summit 2017

  This Wednesday, 8 November 2017, BVRio will present the “Reverse Logistics Credits: a social and environmental innovation to address urban waste and recycling in Brazil” at the GSBS Academia Conference, in Paris. The conference is hosted by Yunus Centre and Grameen Creative Lab. The GSBS Academia Conference takes place on 8th and 9th of November

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Brazilian REDD+ Alliance presents Integrated REDD+ concept at COP23

Wednesday November 8, the Brazilian REDD+ Alliance will promote at COP23 the parallel event “Reframing REDD+ in Brazil: a long term solution to address deforestation and promote the sustainable development” – Presenting a public-private REDD+ regime in Brazil and synergies with future carbon markets, such as the SDM and CORSIA/ICAO.   In the event, the Brazilian REDD+

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BVRio announces 2020 Goals at “Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World”

Rio de Janeiro, 1 November 2017 – Yesterday, BVRio announced its 2020 targets at the “Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World” Global Meeting, held in the FAO headquarters, in Rome, Italy. The “Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World” Global Meeting is set up to promote the benefits from sustainable wood value chains to sustainable development and highlighting the issues affecting their

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New version of BVRio Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System

Washington, 18 October 2017 – Today, BVRio launched the new version of it’s Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System at the “Forest Legality Initiative Week 2017“. A powerful new system and functionalities   1) Conduct timber due diligence following EU TR regulation 2) Supply chain map and assessment of timber lots   3) Risk assessment of suppliers and supply chain

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PUBLICATION: Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products

Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products Rio de Janeiro, 12 October 2017 – Today, BVRio published a practical guide to facilitate conducting Due Diligence of tropical timber products. The objective of the guide is to summarise the main documents that need to be collected, and how to interpret them, in order to conduct due diligence of timber

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Ghana delegation visits Indonesia to exchange views about the FLEGT licensing process

August 2017 – From the 6th to the 11th of August 2017, James Parker, BVRio’s Regional Director, participated in a Ghanaian learning & sharing mission to Indonesia to prepare for the issuance of the FLEGT licensing for Ghanaian timber. The mission was organized and facilitated by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana and Civic Response,

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Publication “Integrated REDD+: a financial model to support forest protection, agricultural production and decarbonization efforts

Rio de Janeiro, 22 May, 2017 – Today the Brazilian REDD+ Alliance published the report about Integrated REDD+ markets, a proposal of separate, but complementary, carbon markets, as a solution to facilitate the inclusion of REDD+ into markets to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement. This proposal suggests a financial model to support forest protection, agricultural production and decarbonization efforts in an integrated

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BVRio launch the Responsible Timber Exchange

Rio de Janeiro, 23 November 2016 – BVRio Environmental Exchange (www.bvrio.org/timber) launched today the Responsible Timber Exchange (www.bvrio.com/madeira/negocio/negocio/lista.do), a trading platform to assist traders and buyers of timber in sourcing legal or certified products from all over the world. The platform is integrated with a Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System, to facilitate the screening

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