Mitsubishi Corp delegation accompanying the progress of the Bolsa Floresta
12 of March of 2012 - International model for promoting sustainable development is exposed to managers of Japanese multinational
Between 5 and 6 March, a delegation of Mitsubishi Corporation was able to closely monitor the progress promoted by the Forest Conservation Grant Program (BFP), the first internationally certified project in Brazil to reward and improve quality of life of traditional populations through the protection of forests.
On June 5, A meeting was held with the Governor of Amazonas, Omar Aziz, which was attended by leaders and the president of Mitsubishi in Brazil, Masaki Kondo, Superintendent-General of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), Virgilio Viana, Secretary of State for the Environment and Sustainable Development (SDS), Nadia Ferreira and head of the Secretariat of State for Planning and Economic Development (SEPLAN), Airton Ângelo Claudino.
With new outbreaks in the area of sustainability, Mitsubishi representatives had projects involving the reduction of carbon emissions, emphasizing proposals for new sustainable businesses in the country. Um deles é o ‘Smart Communities’, for the development and implementation of urban strategies aimed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, as the use of electric urban transport, for example.
On June 6, members of entourage got to know the structures of the Center for Conservation and Sustainability (CSC) Samuel Benchimol, on Sustainable Development Reserve (SDR) Juma and communities Always Live and Cachoeirinha, RDS in Wood River, experienced examples where investment income and Social components of the Bolsa Floresta.
Daiki Tsukahara, Brasil managing director of Mitsubishi Corporation, emphasizes development of the Bolsa Floresta program in fostering sustainable income generation in the State.
“I was very happy to know that work has continued, with a center expansion and new structures. In Wood, where we are working together, is very interesting to see that the Bolsa Floresta encourages the generation of income through the forest, as is the case of cocoa, for example”.