For Brazilian agribusiness, leaving the Amazon forested is ‘a problem’

The Brazilian state of Acre lost 688 square kilometers (265 square miles) of forest in 2019, up 55% from the previous year and the third-biggest expanse of deforestation among the country’s Amazonian states. But Assuero Doca Veronez, president of the Acre Agriculture Federation, is not troubled by this statistic. “For us, deforestation is a synonym

Por Fernanda Wenzel
14 de abril de 2020

Natural capital: can Brazil stay on top?

By Jennifer Mitchell, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Global Footprint Network and Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.d., President, Global Footprint Network A few weeks ago, WWF, Global Footprint Network and the Zoological Society of London issued a comprehensive report on the health of the planet. The 2010 edition of the Living Planet Report (available here in Portuguese) shows

Por Jennifer Mitchell Mathis Wackernagel
18 de novembro de 2010

Development that respects ecological limits: a call for the new Administration

Ruling Workers’ Party candidate Dilma Rousseff, who is expected to win handily in the first round of Presidential elections, has been bullish about Brazil’s continued prospects for robust economic performance. With policies that focus on smoothing the way for industry and building on the country’s oil-based revenues, she has expressed confidence that the current 7

Por Jennifer Mitchell
1 de outubro de 2010

UNEP focuses on restoring degraded ecosystems

UNEP has released a report underlining the benefits of restoring natural ecosystems. The report advocates that far from being a tax on growth and development, the rehabilitation of nature-based assets will generate jobs, wealth and restoration of multi-trillion dollar services. The report uses case studies to outline the benefits of forest restoration to biodiversity and

Por Patrick Bodenham
12 de julho de 2010

The Economy, Trade and the Ecological Footprint

In last month’s column, my colleague, Jennifer Mitchell, and I gave an introduction to Global Footprint Network, the Ecological Footprint, our Brazil calculator and the types of issues that we will focus on. You will find that occasionally our column will directly address recurring questions, themes and comments: our ultimate goal is not a one-sided

Por Mathis Wackernagel
24 de junho de 2010

Forest transparency still missing in Peru

London – A key objective of good forest governance is to establish effective forest management on the part of social organisations, as it is these organisations that attempt to align economic activities with the interests of a country’s citizens. As one of a set of five governance principles seen as necessary for governments to design

Por Patrick Bodenham
12 de maio de 2010