Development of tools and actions to transfer knowledge among audiences that play crucial roles in implementing Law No. 12,651/12, better known as the Brazilian Forest Code.
- NORAD – Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Observatório do Código Florestal (OCF)
- Associação Amigos da Terra - Amazonia Brasileira (AdT )
- Instituto Socioambiental (ISA)
- Instituto de Manejo e Certificação Florestal e Agrícola (Imaflora)
- Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV)
- Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM)
- Centro de Inteligência Territorial/Laboratório de Gestão e Serviços Ambientais (CIT LAGESA)
- Associação de Preservação do Meio Ambiente e da Vida (Apremavi)
About the project
BVRio is a member of the Forest Code Observatory, a network of 40 civil society organizations created in 2014 to monitor the successful implementation of Law 12.651/2012, known as the Forest Code, strengthening the role of civil society in the defense of Brazil’s native vegetation.
The objective of the project is to contribute with solutions to the main obstacles to the implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code, which has the potential to eradicate illegal deforestation in Brazil, promoting a more sustainable economy. In this sense, BVRio has participated in the improvement of the Forest Code Monitoring Portal, increasing the transparency of information and fostering the engagement of the private sector. In addition, the organisation participates in multi-sector forums with audiences that are committed to zero deforestation and supports civil society mobilisation to raise awareness about the issue. Our role also includes designing strategies and prospecting for funds that encourage forest protection and reduce deforestation, especially for private properties with surplus Legal Reserves.
Reducing deforestation and restoring degraded areas
Access to information
Transparency of information, especially on the regulation of Environmental Regularisation Programs
Mobilisation of companies and credit institutions linked to agribusiness, facilitating dialogue and multi-sectoral cooperation.
Mapping of best practices to improve compliance with the Brazilian Forest Code
Forest Code Monitoring Portal
The Forest Code Monitoring Portal was developed by BVRio and linked to the Forest Code Observatory (OCF) to gather information and promote transparency in implementing the law.
The portal makes available the set of rules related to the Environmental Regularisation Program (PRA) for monitoring and comparison between the Federal States. It also provides access to tools that help farmers prepare the documentation for the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR), a nationwide electronic public registry mandatory for all rural properties.
The Portal also offers an information panel on how buyers and investors of agribusiness commodities verify the origin and impact of these products on Brazilian native vegetation. Tools and resources are available for the monitoring of compliance with the Forest Code by direct suppliers, which trace commodities from production to arrival at the final consumer. They are also helpful in encouraging companies to define their action and engagement plans with suppliers, considering the degree of compliance with the Forest Code.
Contact the team
Director of Forests, Conservation and Public Policies (Brazil)
Environmental Assets Analyst (Brazil)
IT Manager (Brazil)