In order to share knowledge about the environmental policies and the productive sector of each state that make up the Brazilian Legal Amazon and to get in touch with the international market for environmental services, Amazon-Madrid reunited on Tuesday, 10, governors, deputy governors, secretaries of state, investors and donors to present various panels with diverse themes in the environmental area. Amazon-Madrid runs until Wednesday, 11, and is happening parallel to the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 25.
Tocantins Deputy Governor Wanderlei Barbosa attended the event conducting the last panel of the day, Biodiversity Supply Chains, in which states had the opportunity to talk about their production chains. Wanderlei Barbosa, in addition to mentioning the famous golden grass, spoke of other products in which the state has potential, such as buriti, babassu, baru, pequi, biojoias and the potential that Tocantins has for aquaculture.
The Secretary of Environment and Water Resources (Semarh), Renato Jayme presented the state’s environmental panorama “Tocantins is predominantly two biomes: Cerrado and Amazon. With state environmental policies we are gradually reducing illegal deforestation. In the cerrado in 2018-2019 the reduction was 10%, while in the Amazon biome it was 16% and in the last 15 years we have added the reduction in 87%. I also reiterate that Tocantins has a bill in the Civil House that regulates the environmental assets market. ”
The Patria Amada Mirim program and the Tocantins 20-40 Strategy were the initiatives presented by the secretary. “Patria Amada Mirim is a social and environmental program that promotes the social inclusion of 25,000 children and adolescents through environmental education activities, which provides for the production of 6 million seedlings and restoration of 12,000 hectares over three years. The Tocantins 20-40 Strategy will outline the development of low emissions in the state for the next 20 years, based on 4 axes: economic; Social; environmental and infrastructure. The strategy aims to promote the equitable and competitive development of the state of Tocantins, with rational use of natural resources, respect for future generations and improving the quality of life of its population, ”said Renato Jayme.
On the first day of the event, in addition to the agreements and presentations of the initiatives to reduce emissions and sustainable development of the Consortium member states, panels on the Green Economy in the Amazon and Low Emissions Agribusiness were discussed. The second edition of Amazon is hosted by the Interstate Consortium of the Legal Amazon, organized by the Amazon Research Institute and the German Technical Cooperation GIZ.