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How you can use the ‘Guide for Assessing Compliance with the Forest Code in commodity supply chains’ by Roberta delGiudice

Brazil has rules for the use of rural properties that have the potential to make Brazilian agricultural production sustainable, both regarding the conservation of natural vegetation and inputs for the production itself, such as water and soil quality. Although, these rules for the use of rural properties have been established since the 19th Century, and[…]

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Recommendation of the Brazilian Coalition to promote legal and sustainable tropical forest management in Brazi

Brazil has today more than 300 million hectares of natural forests in the Amazon region, but less than three million hectares are sustainably managed. There are huge challenges in terms of conservation and the country has the highest annual rate of conversion of terrestrial ecosystems in the world. The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and[…]

BVRio promotes timber from the Tapajós’ community forestry project

On the banks of the Tapajós River, in Pará, Cooperativa Mista da FLONA Tapajós (COOMFLONA) is a community forestry project that works with sustainable timber extraction in the Amazon. Since 2003, the initiative has been operating in the region and today employs 150 “managers” – as workers in this segment are known. The yearly production[…]

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BVRio launch of the Responsible Timber Exchange – information for journalists

Rio de Janeiro, 23 November 2016 – BVRio Environmental Exchange (www.bvrio.org/timber) launched today the Responsible Timber Exchange (www.bvrio.com/madeira/negocio/negocio/lista.do), a trading platform to assist traders and buyers of timber in sourcing legal or certified products from all over the world. The platform is integrated with a Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System, to facilitate the screening[…]