BRAZIL (MATO GROSSO STATE)

JOINED PAGE IN 2016

CONTEXT

In recent years, Brazil has benefitted from significant economic growth, in large part due to a surge in agricultural production. Mato Grosso, its third largest state, has been at the epicenter of this transformation, having become one of the country’s largest producer of beef, soy and cotton. Nevertheless, despite the economic benefits that growth of the agriculture sector have generated in Mato Grosso, it has not benefitted everyone equally and it has caused a lot of pressure on natural resources. Recognizing the importance of achieving inclusive sustainable growth, Mato Grosso has opted for tackling these challenges head on, notably through the promotion of new economic activities and technologies, and efforts to rehabilitate its natural resource base. 

The State government has committed to and invested in the transformation of the current development model into one that causes less environmental damage and increases social equity. In 2015, it launched the strategy – Produce, Conserve and Include (PCI), with the objective to increase production, conserve natural resources such as forests and promote the inclusion of families in rural settlements as well as traditional and vulnerable communities. This strategy complements various national level planning instruments advancing sustainable development across Brazil, including the Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Deforestation in the Amazon, the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP), and the Low Carbon Agriculture Plan, a sectoral plan of the NCCP.

The government of the state of Mato Grosso has determined that the key priority for PAGE support is the development of a green economy model with an emphasis on the generation of green employment opportunities and poverty eradication as well as the identification and development of opportunities and capacities in different sectors of sustainable technology.

In Mato Grosso, PAGE activities contribute to the achievement of SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 15 (Life on Land) and SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals).

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PAGE'S WORK IN MATO GROSSO STATE

PROGRESS 2016                    |                    PROGRESS 2017

 

 

LATEST ACTIVITY

Brazil (Mato Grosso State): October 2018 - The recruitment of the national project coordinator is being finalized. A short list of candidates have been compiled and the interviews will take place in Oct 2018.

INTEGRATION OF INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMY (IGE) GOALS & TARGETS INTO SDG ALIGNED NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

INTEGRATION OF INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMY (IGE) GOALS & TARGETS INTO SDG ALIGNED NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

A stocktaking study conducted in 2017 provided an overview of the environmental, ecological and socioeconomic policies implemented at both national and state levels, as well as opportunities for policy reform towards a green and inclusive economy. It highlighted the extensive role of agriculture, cattle ranching, forestry and biodiversity in the economic growth of Mato Grosso.

A State Steering Committee (regionally called the “Comité Gestor”), leading PAGE support in Mato Grosso, was established in 2017. It includes representatives from government, civil society, academic and research institutions.

EVIDENCE-BASED SECTORAL AND THEMATIC REFORMS

EVIDENCE-BASED SECTORAL AND THEMATIC REFORMS

PAGE is providing capacity building and technical support to municipal city councils for the preparation of land use plans and the greening of existing plans. PAGE is also supporting a capacity-building programme providing smallholder farmers with technical assistance on ecological agriculture. 

PAGE is facilitating the development of sustainable tourism products and services, as well as promoting the adoption of sustainability certification standards based on the assessment of mapping practices, initiatives and policies. PAGE has provided assistance towards elaborating a Roadmap for Sustainable Tourism and developing a guidance manual for standardization and certification of sustainable tourism products and services in Mato Grosso State.

PAGE is offering policy recommendations to stimulate investments in the renewable energy sector, following an assessment of the technical and economic potential of the generation and use of renewable energy including solar and biomass in Mato Grosso in consultation with  Fundação de Apoio e Desenvolvimento da Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (Fundação Uniselva). The Fundação Uniselva has carried out various energy projects in Mato Grosso such as the study “Energy Balance of the State of Mato Grosso and Meso-Regions” (BEEMT 2015), financed by the government of Mato Grosso.

Complementary to workstreams targeting specific sectors, PAGE in Mato Grosso is also developing a social accountability matrix to evaluate opportunities for employment generation in four sectors: smallholder agriculture, reforestation, tourism and production of renewable energy.

INDIVIDUAL, INSTITUTIONAL AND PLANNING CAPACITIES STRENGTHENED

INDIVIDUAL, INSTITUTIONAL AND PLANNING CAPACITIES STRENGTHENED

PAGE is conducting a learning needs assessment regarding government institutes, aimed at determining where an increase in capacity on inclusive green economy offers the greatest potential. PAGE is also notably supporting the institutionalization of green economy research and learning in the academic sector.

Targeted capacity building efforts are planned for 2018 in the sectors of green economy learning as well as in the agriculture sector.