Only with investment it is possible to transform socio-bioeconomy into a tool to combat climate and biodiversity crises

27 março 2024

By WWF-Brazil

It is positive the announcement by presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, of Brazil, and Emmanuel Macron, of France, on a visit to Belém, the capital of Pará state, this Tuesday (26), about the creation of an action plan on the bioeconomy and protection of tropical forests, to support nature-based solutions and initiate sustainable development in the Amazon. It is now expected that the announced investment will be implemented in projects and initiatives that effectively benefit traditional communities and indigenous peoples, who are the true guardians of Brazilian biomes.

Strengthening socio-biodiversity production chains, in addition to being a tool to combat climate change, works to value people and their traditional knowledge. These initiatives show that conservation is not opposed to economic growth, as long as it is based on the efficient use of arable land and greater use of biodiversity assets.

A technical note by WWF-Brazil has already shown that Brazilian exports would have greater added value if the country adhered to a sustainable development model, prioritizing socio-bioeconomy, and valuing natural resources and local populations. This is possible not only in the Amazon but is an urgent measure in the Brazilian Cerrado, threatened by the advancement of new agricultural frontiers and alarming deforestation data.

To this end, today's announcements must become actions that, in fact, financially promote the development of a bioeconomy based on the biological and cultural richness of each biome, generating well-being and income for indigenous peoples and local communities.
A technical note by WWF-Brazil has already shown that Brazilian exports would have greater added value if the country adhered to a sustainable development model
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