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BVRio and SIM drive sustainable solutions and forge alliances for climate action at COP28

With a busy agenda spanning from December 1 to 10, BVRio Director, Pedro Moura Costa, and SIM Director of Investor Engagement, Steven Ripley, actively contributed to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai. They were immersed in discussions centred around forest protection, sustainable agriculture, and the circular economy. Pedro Moura Costa brought his […]

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BVRio joins Asia’s first alliance for the expansion of the Voluntary Carbon Market

At an event at COP28, BVRio signed a multilateral MoU, along with other organisations, to mark the formation of Asia’s first alliance for the expansion of the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM), a technology-based, pre-trade carbon credit market called the ‘Environmental Protection Credit Market’ (EPCM), led by SK Group. Other participants in this multilateral MoU include […]

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Pioneering report addresses challenges in Brazil’s textile industry and proposes paths to circular fashion transformation

BVRio, in collaboration with the Circular Plastics in The Americas Programme (CPAP), has released a report titled ‘Sustainable Textile and Clothing Industry: Main Challenges of Circularity in Brazil,’ aiming to transform Brazil’s textile sector by presenting a comprehensive overview. Brazil, known as one of the world’s leading producers and consumers of textile products, faces a […]

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Climate Governance for Rondonia project concludes with a significant socio-environmental legacy

In November, the project ‘Unlocking and leveraging low-emission development’, which established climate governance for the state of Rondônia, concluded with the achievement of many the expected results. BVRio acted as the implementing partner of the Environmental Development Secretariat in designing and executing the instruments and participation mechanisms outlined in State Law 4437.  Throughout the project, […]

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BVRio at INC-3

BVRio’s circular economy team was in Nairobi last week participating in the UN Environment Programme Third Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-3) meeting. Attending to help champion the specific inclusion of solutions which involve and benefit informal waste pickers in the global treaty to tackle plastic pollution, including a new approach to plastic waste recovery activities.  As […]

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BVRio and SIM at COP28

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 and will participate in a number of events related to forest protection, sustainable agriculture and the circular economy.  To request a meeting with Pedro during the COP please email info@bvrio.org […]

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Strategies to reduce plastics in commercial establishments on Copacabana beach

As part of the Circular Beach Project – an initiative of the Circular Plastics in The Americas Programme (CPAP) –, BVRio has produced a report that outlines strategies for reducing the use of plastics in the different types of commercial establishments participating in the project on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The report […]

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BVRio delivers joint position on Minimum Requirements of Verified Plastic Recovery Units at INC-3

Next week, BVRio will be in Nairobi participating in the UNEP Third Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-3) meeting, which aims to develop an international legally binding instrument – a Global Treaty – on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment. As a long term advocate for, and developer of, solutions which support and include informal waste […]

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Trash Tech – how a mobile app for recycling, that doesn’t even require the user to have a phone, is helping waste pickers grow their income and their business

Over the last 18 months in Brazil, Vietnam and Mozambique, 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 the cities where they operate. There are an estimated 20+ million informal waste pickers in the world, living mostly […]

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