Our movement is composed of more than 300 representatives from the private sector, financial sector, academia, and civil society. We join these different voices in favor of Brazil's leadership in a new low-carbon economy, with competitiveness, responsibility, and inclusion. With this in mind, we work to promote synergy between agendas for protection, conservation, sustainable use of natural and planted forests, agriculture, and climate change adaptation.
The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture took its first steps in December 2014 and its official founding took place on June 24, 2015, with the launching of the movement's core document, on the eve of COP 21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, when the Paris Agreement was signed.
Since then, the movement has been positioning itself as an important player in the creation of proposals and solutions that help Brazil to implement the commitments undertaken in this global climate agreement. We strive for contributions in national debates for the development of key public policies, economic instruments, and experiences in sectors related to the country's land use. We also take our proposals to COPs and other forums to be presented to international audiences.
In our core document there are 17 solid proposals for Brazil's climate change agenda, involving the end of deforestation and illegal logging, the encouragement of low-carbon agriculture, the restoration of degraded areas, land-use planning and community social protection, as well as fostering competitive and sustainable production of food, forest products, and bioenergy.
Drawing from this document, the Brazilian Coalition produced many other proposals that were delivered to key decision makers in the country. There were more than 90 position papers and 25 studies or reports, with particular emphasis on the "2030-2050 Vision: The Future of Forests and Agriculture in Brazil", a publication that outlines the main long-term goals that the members dream and work to see achieved in the near future.
Check out the videos from the launch of the Brazilian Coalition (click the Closed Caption icon):
Launch teaser of the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture
Watch the launching of the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture
Watch the presentation video of “2030-2050 Vision: The Future of Forests and Agriculture in Brazil"