Alliance between Brazil and Peru to Amazon conservation is legacy of COP-24

20 the December the 2018 - Important strategy for reducing global warming was captained by the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) next to ANECAP Peru. Event set rules to implement the Paris Agreement

 
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The UN Climate Change Conference, a COP24, We ended last week, in Poland, with the participating countries setting rules to implement the Paris Agreement and fight global warming. Among the actions achieved with the same goal there was a technical and institutional cooperation agreement between Brazil and Peru to seek climate financing and conservation of the Amazon rainforest. O Amazonas, through the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), According to this has been the protagonist.

The institutional cooperation agreement was signed last Tuesday (11) in between FAS, Executing the National Association of the Agreement for Communal Reserves Management of Peru (ANECAP) and the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA). no document, the two countries represented by the three institutions have committed to seek together climate finance for projects and sub-national strategies for forest conservation.

Experience the Amazon in climate financing led by FAS to COP24 was the Project REDD + Juma, developed within the Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Reserve, the municipality of Novo Aripuanã, a 227 kilometers from Manaus. no program, private companies and institutions make the compensation of their carbon emissions by investing and financing environmental conservation actions in the forest, such as forest management within the Juma.

"Something very positive in COPs are these partnerships. The COP provides an opportunity for companies, banks, governments and civil society to meet and identify common points and advance in partnerships. This may be one of the main legacies of this COP ", said the general superintendent of FAS, Virgilio Viana. "It is a convergence space and creating common agenda, which can be a source of hope in such a bad scenario appointed by science ", said.

The FAS of the Institutional Development Program Manager, Victor Salviati, He stressed the importance of these partnerships with the business sector and the government. "One of the important points highlighted at the event is that FAS can gather private sector, funds financiers and government to, with communities and associations, develop a reserve management plan and implement it with private funds help (as the REDD + project Juma)”, explicou.

Another Amazon experience brought to COP24 by FAS were the projects and sub-activities that are implemented in the state of Conservation Units, that subsidize the Long-Term Strategy (ELP) Brazilian. Such activities are an example of what can be more ambitious strategies to conserve the environment and engage companies, government and society. Also participated and shared their own initiatives the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) and the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change (FBMC).

The three institutions agreed on some points to think and act in favor of a long-term environmental conservation: transparency in the actions, lead management and prioritization of the measures that are most urgent. No event, including, It was evident the need for the Brazilian business sector advance the participation and involvement of these long-term strategies, even though regional initiatives such as REDD + Juma, in order to make the country comply with the Paris Agreement targets it has undertaken.

"The event was an opportunity to discuss the main conclusions of the work developed by FBMC in recent years, the work of the business sector and non-governmental non-profit institutions. Furthermore, It was an opportunity for the FAS to share lessons learned and results of the work in the Amazon ", said Virgilio Viana.

COP24

The COP24 ended over 150 countries defining actions and set of rules to implement the Paris Agreement by the year 2020. All the participating countries agreed to share in detail each of efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and, so, the global warming.

By the year 2024 the signatory nations of the Paris Agreement also agreed to report on the solutions found and implemented against climate change. "We need a much more swift and strong action to address climate change and also make our changes, both in patterns of consumption and production systems of what we currently consume ", He warned Virgilio Viana.

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