During a meeting on Thursday (19), the governor discussed with Environment Minister Marina Silva and representatives of the public and private sectors the possibility of financing and successful approaches to the development of the region.
Written by Carol Menezes (SECOM)
19/01/2023 at 1:00 p.m
Governor Helder Barbalho, Minister Marina Silva and other directors of the World Economic ForumGovernor Helder Barballo appeared at the debate “Pathways to Deliver a Sustainable Bioeconomy in the Amazon,” which took place Thursday (19) morning, at the 2023 World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland.
The program brought together high-level public and private actors from different countries to discuss the transition to a permanent forest and a sustainable bioeconomy in the Amazon Basin.
“We had the opportunity to discuss the importance of bioeconomy as a new business strategy that can reconcile biodiversity with forest richness, in particular, the Amazon is the greatest biodiversity asset in the world with the importance of creating a social solution with job and income generation as land use transitions,” he explained. Head of the executive authority of the state.
In addition to Helder Barbalho, the Minister of the Environment of Brazil, Marina Silva, as well as ministers from Colombia, Peru, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as important private companies willing to finance investments in technology and innovation, participated. and knowledge.
“The idea is that from there, by studying and enhancing the richness of biodiversity, we can benefit from the business chain, effectively making bioeconomics the new profession for the states of the Amazon and, in particular, the state of do Pará,” concluded Helder. .
During the meeting, potential financing was discussed, including mechanisms to eliminate risks, successful approaches that could be used by jurisdictions in the Amazon region, as well as the transition to an economy that offers benefits to people and the planet.
predecessor – According to the State Secretariat for the Environment and Sustainability (Semas), there has been a 21% decrease in deforestation in Para state, according to data from the National Institute for Special Research (Inpe) into the Amazon Deforestation Account Program (Prodes 2022).
The reduction achieved, which is 1,097 square kilometers in absolute numbers, represents 75% of the reduced area in the legal Amazon. Barra is expanding the scope of actions aimed at a low-carbon economy, through forest assessment, with land-use alternatives without forest conversion, as proposed by the country’s bioeconomy plan, launched at the Climate Conference (COP 27) in Egypt, in November 2022. SEMAS is committed to strengthening action to combat environmental crime by joining future efforts between the state and federal governments.
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