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First 100 days of the administration: proposals for an integrated agenda for the Amazons
Held online on November 7th, the 22nd Concertation Meeting brought together over 100 attendees to present and discuss the document “First 100 days of the government: proposals for an integrated agenda for the Amazônias”.

At the opening, Fernanda Rennó, facilitator of the Concertação Education and Culture WGs, spoke about the concept of “muvuca” incorporated in the document. The technique is widely used in forest restoration, and uses different seeds at the same time with the intention of recomposing the vegetation of a certain space. In this sense, the document recently released by the network would be planting a muvuca of ideas and actions. It was based on this concept that the Manaus visual artist Hadna Abreu created the exclusive series of watercolors that illustrate the document, reproducing Amazonian seeds.

Then, Renata Piazzon, executive secretary of the Concertação and Director of the Arapyaú Institute, highlighted the extraordinary scope of the seminar that promoted the launch of the document, carried out in partnership with RAPS (Political Action Network for Sustainability) and the Estadão, which until then moment had more than 40,000 views and about 100 insertions in the press across the country.

“In the first 100 days, there is a window of opportunity for us to work on the proposals”

The presentation of the objectives of the document was in charge of Inaiê Takaes Santos, consultant of the Arapyaú Institute and co-facilitator of the GT Bioeconomia da Concertação. She highlighted that the publication represents an evolution of the proposals presented in “An agenda for the Development of the Amazon” and is based on the connection between the environmental, social and economic development axes.

“Our work is aimed at the protection and socioeconomic development of the region”

In turn, Beto Vasconcelos (XVV Advogados), who was part of the team that prepared the normative acts present in the document, explained how the process of mapping the existing legal systems took place and the complexity of identifying those that would be materialized in a norm.

“Having a didactic data presentation system can be a very big gain for the Amazon”

Gabriel Siqueira, from the Land Governance Institute, then spoke about the suggestions for Territorial Ordering and Land Regularization, which recommend urgent attention to unused public areas and focus on effective knowledge of the territory, constituting the bases of a system of land administration and, consequently, a sustainable development policy.


Proposals in this sector include the creation of an Interministerial Working Group to prepare the National Land Governance Policy and the National Territorial Planning Plan, as well as the integration of real estate and land records.

“Decisions of what to do will determine our future”

Next, Ana Cristina Barros, from the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), stated that she was very optimistic about the possibilities of implementing the measures suggested in the document, due to the great representativeness achieved in its elaboration process, which had the participation of all stakeholders. sectors, both locally and nationally.


She defended the need to make the construction of infrastructure in the Amazon allied with the process of sustainable development, overcoming the traditional path of focusing only on the negative environmental impacts of large enterprises.


To this end, the document proposes to anticipate and value risk analyses, feasibility studies and environmental licensing, giving intelligence to the definition of areas of influence and allowing the selection of priority projects according to established goals, converging with the principles of sustainable development . According to her, it is necessary to “qualify infrastructure projects in the Legal Amazon in the Investment Partnerships Program”.

“It is very important that we work with the proposed Provisional Measure for tracking gold, and it gives a sense of urgency to this issue”

Soon after, Larissa Rodrigues, from Instituto Escolhas, spoke about the need to advance the provisional measure proposed in the document, which deals with the production, purchase, sale and transport of gold in the national territory, strengthening the regulation and control bodies and offering instruments of action to the President.


She highlighted the high level of illegality in the gold production chain and the need to anchor the policy for mining in the Amazon on three fronts:

– Rigorous inspection and control process;

– Broad communication with civil society and relevant political and economic actors;

– Revocation of the Support Program for the Development of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining.

“Brazil has to know where it wants to be in 20 years, and with a broader view”

Then, Izabella Teixeira, former Minister of Environment and senior fellow of Instituto Arapyaú took the floor. She spoke of the geopolitical dimension that the climate issue has, which is no longer restricted to environmental issues, the strengthening of sustainable development funding, the convergence of the climate agenda with the connectivity agenda in development strategies, and the inclusion of civil rights in the discussion.

For her, Brazil must have a broad view of this agenda to face its internal environmental and climate challenges, and, at the same time, recover its international role as leader, with a broader view of economy and relations among institutions and societies, permeated by the climate issue.


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