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200T of waste removed from Guanabara Bay

Our circular economy team has celebrated the milestone of 200 tons of waste collected with the fishers involved in the ‘Fishing for litter in Guanabara Bay’ project and honoured them for International Fisherman’s Day, celebrated on 29 June. The day of recognition highlights this traditional craft’s role in combating ocean pollution, with each piece of […]

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PlanaFlor Advisory Board establishes engagement strategies for the sustainable development agenda in Brazil

The PlanaFlor Advisory Board held its first face-to-face meeting on 16 June to identify engagement strategies to promote the strategic plan for sustainable development in Brazil, based on the effective implementation of the Forest Code. The meeting was attended by the coordinators of the project and the board members, who have distinguished roles in different […]

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Fishing for litter as a blueprint for tackling ocean pollution

In recent weeks, global conversations have focused on issues related to the protection of the environment under the theme of tackling plastic pollution, providing an opportunity to call on governments, cities and businesses to invest in and implement solutions to end the problem.  Today, that conversation turns to efforts that promote the preservation of marine […]

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Helping shape Angola’s EPR thinking

Last month while working on the roll-out of the KOLEKT waste management app in Angola, an AfricaRise programme funded by the EU, Circular Action Director, Thierry Sanders, was invited by the National Waste Agency of Angola to assist with the country’s thinking regarding introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation.  Calling on over a decade of […]

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Could new plan offer fresh hope for sustainable Brazilian land use?

A new strategic plan sets out a ‘Green New Deal’ for Brazil based on the full implementation of the Forest Code as a vehicle for the country’s sustainable development. The Brazilian Forest Code (Law No. 12651 of 2012), which requires landowners to maintain a specific percentage of native vegetation, has been in existence in some […]

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Digitising the waste supply chain in Mozambique & Angola

The KOLEKT app is now in the hands of various different types of users in Mozambique and Angola, as part of the first phase of the study and pilot project to establish if a digital waste management solution could improve waste collection and recycling in Southern Africa. During March and April, Circular Action Director, Thierry […]

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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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Award for BVRio strategic partner SIM

BVRio strategic partner, SIM’s Responsible Commodities Facility’s Green CRAs fund was named ‘Structured Finance Deal of the Year’ by IFLR (International Financial Law Review). At a ceremony held in New York on 18 May 2023, the award was presented to RCF legal counsel Pinheiro Neto Advogados, TozziniFreire, Clifford Chance and structuring partner Opea (formally Planeta […]

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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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