FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Amazon Concertation is a plural and non-partisan network created in 2020 as a democratic space for discussion so that various people and initiatives working for the benefit of the region could meet, speak, coordinate and expand the impact of their actions. The network has Instituto Arapyaú as its executive office and brings together more than 400 leaders, including representatives from the public and private sectors, academia, civil society, indigenous people, artists and journalists, who have come together to seek paths of development and concrete actions for the forest and the people living in the territory.
The purpose of the initiative is to connect different individuals, organizations and initiatives involved with the Amazon to consolidate learnings about the region and suggest proposals for actions focused on sustainability and social justice – mainly for the benefit of those living in the region. The network’s ambition is to present long-term alternatives that are not limited to one government management or specific groups.
What brings such different actors together in the same initiative is the understanding that, without the Amazon, there can be no low-carbon world, and the contemporary conception of new development models in areas characterized by high natural capital and the pursuit of social justice.
The Concertation was founded by a group of entrepreneurs, scholars and public leaders who started to reflect on sustainable development models for the Amazon. The debate quickly expanded into a multi-stakeholder network.
There is no funding unit for the Concertation, which represents the nature of a movement that is organized as a network. What the Concertation does is to bring together, to leverage, to cause these initiatives to have more synergy and meet one another.
The mobilization unit includes entities such as Instituto Arapyaú, which is responsible for the executive department, and other initiatives, such as iCS, Instituto Humanize, CLUA and Open Society Foundations.
The Concertation does not fund or recommend projects. It is a knowledge network, a democratic space for debate and the development of proposals for actions towards the Amazon.
No. Amazon Concertation is a non-partisan network that brings together more than 400 leaders, including representatives from the public and private sectors, academia, civil society and the press, who came together to seek paths of development and concrete actions for the forest and the people living in the region.
No. It is established as a network, in which groups meet online for holding discussions, sharing knowledge and coordinating proposals for the sustainable development of the Amazon.
The main achievement so far has been the production of the document An Agenda for the Development of the Amazon, with proposals for actions for the various Amazons. Drafted from discussions that took place in the first 1.5 years of the initiative, the document was launched at COP26.
One of the Concertation’s first deliverables was the creation of a systematized knowledge base capable of embracing the region’s complexity, ranging from education to culture, from infrastructure to land use, from business to international cooperation. The initiative also established action-oriented working groups focused on topics such as bioeconomy, private sector engagement, youth, education and land-use planning. In addition to qualifying the dialogue on relevant topics, these groups discuss how key projects for the region can be expanded.
In addition, the network holds virtual meetings with its members regularly and also webinars open to the general public. The network’s events are announced on the initiative’s website and also on its Instagram profile (@concertacaoamazonia).