Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Get to know the answers to frequently asked questions about Concertação.
A Concertação for the Amazon is a diverse and non-partisan network established in 2020 as a democratic forum for various individuals and initiatives working for the region to come together, engage in dialogue, collaborate, and amplify the impact of their actions. The network is run by the Arapyaú Institute and brings together over 600 leaders, including representatives from the public and private sectors, academia, civil society, indigenous communities, artists, and journalists, who have joined forces to seek paths for development and concrete actions for the forest and the people living in the region.
The initiative’s goal is to connect different individuals, organizations, and initiatives involved with the Amazon to consolidate knowledge about the region and suggest action proposals focused on sustainability and social justice – primarily benefiting those who live in the region. The network’s ambition is to present long-term alternatives that are not limited to a single government’s management or specific groups.
What brings together such diverse actors in a single initiative is the understanding that there is no possibility of a low-carbon world without the Amazon, and the contemporary concept of new development models in areas characterized by high natural capital and the pursuit of social justice.
Concertação was founded by a group of entrepreneurs, academics, and public leaders who began to reflect on sustainable development models for the Amazon. The discussion quickly expanded to become a multistakeholder network.
There is no funding core for Concertação, which is the very nature of a movement that organizes itself as a network. What the Concertation does is bring together, leverage, and make these initiatives have more synergy and meet each other.
The mobilization nucleus has entities such as Instituto Arapyaú, responsible for the executive secretariat, and other initiatives such as iCS, Instituto humanize, CLUA and Open Society Foundations.
Concertação does not finance or recommend projects. It is a knowledge network, a democratic space for debates and preparation of action proposals for the Amazon.
No. A Concertation for the Amazon 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 have come together to seek development paths and concrete actions for the forest and the people who live in the Amazon. region.
No. It operates in a network model, in which groups meet virtually for debates, sharing knowledge and articulating proposals for the sustainable development of the Amazon.