13 setembro 2023
The new taxonomy, a classification system, guides on what can be considered sustainable and socio-territorial in the Amazon region
The Center for Sustainability Studies of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGVces), in partnership with WWF-Brazil, is launching the publication "Socio-territorial Infrastructure Classification System: a proposal for the Brazilian Amazon"
, a pioneering document that represents the first step in the creation of a classification system that guides what can be considered sustainable and socio-territorial in the Amazon region, taking into account its specificities and aspirations in relation to the climate agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The document is the result of the partnership between the organizations and aims to organize the essential aspects of the infrastructures, associated with the purpose of the projects, aiming to promote development models aligned with the demands and priorities of the local populations, the protection of territories and the conservation of socio-biodiversity. In addition, it seeks to guide the implementation process of such ventures throughout their life cycle.
Inspired by the recent initiatives of classification systems for economic activities, known as green or sustainable taxonomies, the proposal presents guidelines for the structuring of a specific taxonomy aimed at the classification of infrastructures in the Brazilian Amazon region.
The proposed structure includes an evaluation stage that selects socio-territorial infrastructures based on specific strategic objectives for the region, as well as an additional layer that seeks to qualify the selected infrastructures through a performance analysis, considering the territorial approach to development.
The document released today was built in collaboration with the Thematic Working Group on Socio-territorial Infrastructure, created under the initiative "Amazon Concertation", and moves on to the phase of dialoguing with potential users of the tool to strengthen its applicability, advance the development of the classification system components and boost sustainable development in the Amazon.