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4 Amazons

The Legal Amazon is made up of different biomes, landscapes, modes of use and occupation of territories. It is home to dryland, floodplain and igapó forests, as well as farmland and many other plant types. There are areas of conserved forests, areas in transition and converted areas. It also includes a diversity of municipalities.

In this context, although any attempt to simplify a complex reality is subject to adjustments and complementations, a characterization that allows distinguishing some sub-regions is essential to identify which are the predominant activities, specific needs and priority actions in each of them.

Click the button below to access the matrix that consolidates themes for specific actions on six fronts. Further down the page, check out studies organized by filters and available for download.

ABC
Low Carbon Agriculture
CF
Forest Code
C&T
Science and Technology
ILPF
Crop-Livestock-Forest Integration
PSA
Payment for Environmental Services
SAF
Agroforestry System
REDD+
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation; conservation; sustainable forest management; and enhancement of forest carbon stocks
Conserved areas Transition areas Converted areas Cities
Basic premise
  • The intact forest remains intact
  • Containment of deforestation and regeneration of the forest and biodiversity
  • Complete traceability ensures that negative externalities are minimized
  • Increased productivity of urban economic activities
  • Urban sustainability (sanitation, circularity, mobility, etc.)
  • Application of Nature-Based Solutions to cities and their infrastructure
Specific action fronts 1 - Economy
  • Forest conservation
  • Sociobioeconomy
  • Accelerators for small sociobioeconomy businesses, with the use of technologies
  • Tourism
  • Creative economy
  • Solidarity economy
  • Forest restoration, nature-based solutions, integration with sustainable management, SAF, ILPF, sociobioeconomy
  • Forest concessions
  • Native silvicultures
  • Nature-based tourism
  • Strengthening of existing agri-food chains
  • Agromineral commodity production
  • Commodities with low externalities inserted in land use mosaics that include preservation and production areas
  • Ecological corridors for maintaining biodiversity
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Forest concessions
  • Maximum utilization of local products
  • Services
  • Industries
  • Creative economy
  • Solidarity economy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public-Private Partnerships (urban infrastructure, e.g. basic sanitation)
2 - Fiscal instruments and financial mechanisms
  • Financial mechanisms aimed at conservation, not limited to carbon
  • REDD+ projects
  • PSA, including in addition to the Forest Code (CF)
  • Tax incentives for low-impact bioeconomy
  • PSA (positive externalities)
  • Incentive programs for sustainable agriculture (e.g. ABC Program)
  • Tax and financial incentives with conservation counterparts
  • Elimination of financing for unsustainable activities and, over time, untracked activities
  • Tax incentives linking industry and services with conservation activities and distributing benefits to other areas of the Amazon
  • Incentives for the circular economy (e.g. solid waste)
  • Urban initiatives inspired by Nature-Based Solutions
3 - Land use planning and land regularization
  • Public land collection and registration in the land administration system
  • Allocation of public forests
  • Consolidation and expansion of Conservation Units and indigenous lands
  • Recognition of collective rights of other traditional communities
  • Public land collection and registration in the land administration system
  • Allocation of public forests
  • Conservation Units and public concessions
  • Emphasis on land management with regularization of individual and collective rights and conflict resolution
  • Emphasis on land management with regularization of individual and collective rights and conflict resolution
  • Full compliance with the CF
  • Review of Amazonian Master Plans
  • Encouragement of reoccupation and restoration of vacant and/or deteriorated properties to achieve the goals of compact and connected cities
  • Urban land regularization
4 - Science, technology and innovation
  • Deepening knowledge of nature and local cultures
  • Social technologies
  • Inclusion of local populations, especially young people
  • Native silviculture
  • Sustainable management
  • Science applied to low-impact bioeconomy
  • Strengthening traceability systems (blockchain, remote sensing, etc.)
  • Development of technologies more suited to commodity-forest integration
  • Food systems compatible with biodiversity maintenance
  • Technologies and methodologies for measuring carbon in land use activities and monitoring biodiversity
  • Solid waste
  • Circular economy
  • Creative economy
  • Energy
  • Representation of local researchers
  • Decentralized expansion of research and innovation centers
5 - Infrastructure
  • Basic logistics, with very low impact, for access to remote locations, but high technology to meet demands based on modernized concepts, such as river transport
  • Basic logistics, with very low impact, for access to remote locations, but high technology to meet demands based on modernized concepts, such as river transport
  • Clean logistics, port, road, etc.
  • Green infrastructure associated with the housing agenda (water, sanitation, mobility, parks, restoration rings, etc.) and based on new building materials (low carbon, energy efficiency, etc.), in order to increase the comfort of residents and reduce the use of harmful products.
  • Infrastructure for care, culture, and well-being
  • Climate change adaptation actions
  • Integration of energy systems
6 - Indigenous issues
  • Full protection of Indigenous Lands, their sociodiversity and biodiversity
  • Full protection of Indigenous Lands, their sociodiversity and biodiversity
  • Restoration of ecosystems of Indigenous Lands that have been modified or invaded
  • Development of programs for the protection of indigenous people living in Amazonian cities, especially income generation and protection of their rights
Structuring action fronts
  • Command & control actions against deforestation and environmental degradation (rule of law), including combating land grabbing and full application of the Brazilian Forest Code
  • Engagement of local populations in protecting natural resources, including through environmental education
  • Strengthening of General Basic Education and professional education, scholarships
  • Access to quality healthcare (strengthening the public health system)
  • Public safety for all
  • Combating illegalities and illicit activities
  • Climate change adaptation
Transversal action fronts
  • Strengthening governance in the Amazon
  • Local institutional capacities and the role of municipalities
  • Subnational entities
  • Interactions with international governance bodies
  • Valuing culture: Amazonia as a heritage of high value for society as a whole

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