The first biennial meeting of this year was held by members of the Climate Change Management Committee of the Environmental Services Promotion Organization (CISA) International representatives from the German Development Bank (KfW) and the UK Ministry of Commerce, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) have come to Acre to oversee the monitoring and restructuring of the REM Acres Phase II project.
On Thursday, the afternoon of the 23rd, in the meeting room of the Civil House, the Secretary of State for Planning and Management (Zeplog), led by Ricardo Brandavo, was joined by other members of the committee. . : Seplag (UCP / REM / Seplag), General Coordinator of the REM Project Coordination Division at Roseneide Sena; Raul Vargas Torrico, head of the organization (IMC) for regulating climate change and environmental services; Jose Luis Condim, President of the Environmental Services Development Corporation (CDSA-AC); Cristyan Alexandre de Carvalho, director of the State Secretariat for Environmental and Domestic Policy (SEP); It Rodrigo Neves, Attorney General for the Environmental Area of the Attorney General’s Office in Acre State (PGE).
The international delegation was represented by Klaus Konlein, Chief Portfolio Manager, German Development Bank KfW; Svenja Bunte, REM Project Manager, UK Ministry of Commerce, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis); Louis Hill, Energy Project Manager at the UK Embassy in Brazil; Director of the REM-GIZ Project for German Technical Cooperation – GIZ – Brazil, Alicia Spengler; International consultants for the implementation of the REM Acre project – Phase II, GFA Advisory Board with the Earth Discovery Institute (EII), Elsa Mendoza and Don Pasca, and Technical Adviser to the German Technology Cooperation – GIZ, Acre, Jânio Aquino.
This meeting is the right time to warn international partners in making decisions about increasing deforestation and encroachment on public lands. In response, committee members outlined current strategies for command and control measures aimed at controlling the environment, especially in areas under the REM program.
Svenja Bunte, REM project manager for the UK Ministry of Commerce, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), called on the state government to speed up the process of curbing the illegal deforestation curve on the acre.
“We want to continue Supporting public environmental policies per acre through the REM program, but we are concerned about the stage facing the State and would like to hear more effort to reduce the deforestation rate.
In response, Ceploc Secretary Ricardo Brando called on the government to take concerted action to reduce deforestation and illegal fires and to take concerted action to curb encroachments on public lands and security units. This is evidenced by the reactivation of the state command and control unit, which has state and federal inspection agencies, in addition to elements of the defense and justice system.
“This initiative represents approximately R $ 20 million invested in command and control operations since 2019, enabling the equipping of research and security systems, including aircraft, geo surveillance and logistics systems.”
Oh Klaus Conline, chief portfolio manager of the German development bank KfW, acknowledged the government’s efforts, further pointing out the illegality. In land grabs for deforestation and irregular occupation.
The dynamics of deforestation per acre is a serious issue for us who contribute resources from the German treasury, so we are here to seek results. We recognize the efforts of the Acre Government and know that the investments have yielded good returns and that its benefits reach the communities that have benefited through REM. On the other hand, we are concerned about the problem of deforestation and demand greater efforts to reduce the problem of illegal deforestation, invasions and illegal activities. We think it is not the fault of the state because there are other reasons why this energy occurs, which embodies national and economic policy and is related to illegality. That’s why I want to highlight the importance of investing in technology and tools that will make your job easier, ”he said.
The group’s attributes include outlining, monitoring and establishing general guidelines for sustainable development activities related to the promotion of environmental services and mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
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