Amazon will be in 23 UN Climate Conference, in Germany

7 the November the 2017 - The Amazon will be present in 23 of the United Nations Climate Conference (UN), que acontece entre os dias […]

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The Amazon will be present in 23 of the United Nations Climate Conference (UN), que acontece entre os dias 06 until 17 November in Bonn, in Germany. O event, which promotes trading on the high level of global action to combat climate change, with the presence of Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), Local non-governmental organization that benefits about 40 thousand residents of 16 Conservation Units (CUs) of the State.

Bringing together representatives of 197 countries, the conference is an opportunity to present progress and challenges of the global environmental agenda, bringing together actors and financiers of various segments around the theme. almost 10 years of experience in the Amazon, FAS will promote four events related to various topics such as the carbon market, sustainable development and improving the quality of life of coastal communities in the region. The actions of the Foundation on the theme help protect 10,9 million hectares of forest, an area the size of Portugal.

"Among the most important things that need to be discussed is the economic valuation of Amazon Carbon. We expect to present the role of our forests in reducing carbon emissions on the planet as a whole. As the largest rainforest in the world, the state has a strategic role in the negotiations on the future ", explains Virgilio Viana, Superintendent-geral FAS.

Virgilio Viana, FAS CEO (photo: Marina Souza)

On Wednesday, 8 November, the Alliance REDD + Brazil, in which to integrate FAS, organize the event “Remoldurando REDD + in Brazil”, who will present the Brazilian potential for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, more sustainable forest management, to the opportunities of the carbon market. At issue is like the Amazon, near 60% of the country's territory, It can be benefited with international resources for forest conservation and improving the quality of life of traditional populations.

On June 10 November, The Foundation calls on the international community to discuss "How to reconcile the reduction of deforestation in the Amazon with the ODS", Space Brazil. The aim is to discuss strategies for the promotion of Sustainable Development Goals (SDSN) in the Amazon Basin with representatives of the Ministry of the Environment (MMA), the Amazon Fund / BNDES and the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change (FBMC), which met in Manaus this year.

Solutions for the developing agenda

On June 13, along with the Solution Network for Sustainable Development (SDSN-Amazon) and the University of Bonn, It will be held the event "Too Big to Fail: Amazon and solutions for sustainable development ", seeking to present alternatives for the conservation of the region.

The Bolsa Floresta Program, to reward families who do not deforest, and SDSN Platform, which seeks to integrate solutions for sustainability in the region, They will be presented and discussed in open session for participants from around the world. Only the Bolsa Floresta helps lead community quality of life and empowerment to 9 interior thousand families.

Por fim, and yet to be confirmed, on 14 the event will be "New progress to measure the commitments of the government and private sectors to combat deforestation and reduce emissions" in partnership with the Institute of Management and Forest Certification and Agricultural (It maflora), Climate Observatory, Rainforest Alliance e outros, which will address the advances of public policies and private initiatives for the conservation.

On the FAS

The Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) é uma organização brasileira não governamental, nonprofit, de utilidade pública estadual e federal. Through its programs, It takes income generation initiatives, improvement of quality of life, Community empowerment benefiting about 40 a thousand people, moradoras de 583 comunidades de 16 Conservation Units (CUs). More informations: