Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture
Installed in December 2014, the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture is an initiative formed by business associations, companies, the civil society, organizations and individuals interested in contributing to the advancement and cooperation in the Brazil's agenda. The agendas that are to be advanced are those of protection, conservation and sustainable use of forests, sustainable agriculture, and the agenda of mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Brazil and worldwide.
2015 will be very important for the national and international agenda of climate change, due to the agreement that will be negotiated at COP21. In this sense, the Coalition wants to establish a dialogue between the different actors, the federal government and the main international organizations involved with this issue in order to contribute to the multilateral negotiations and economic agenda of the country.
Both short-term, focusing on COP21 in Paris, and medium/long term agendas, focusing on sustainable development and low-carbon economies were defined for the period from 2015 to 2030 for the sectors defined.
On June 24, more than 200 representatives of industry associations, businesses and non-governmental organizations attended the launch ceremony of Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, where a collective document, prepared over the last six months, was presented.
Membership of the coalition is open for all, as the intention for this coalition is broad participation in Brazilian society with contributions from all.
The coalition has a Board formed by the following organizations, whose function is to help with processes: CEBDS, Forest Dialogue, Instituto Ethos and Climate Observatory.
Sao Paulo (SP), July 2015 .