BRAZIL (MATO GROSSO STATE)

JOINED PAGE IN 2016

CONTEXT

The State of Mato Grosso, in Brazil, has benefitted economically from the agricultural sector, and is working towards reducing the environmental challenges associated with deforestation, improving working conditions and income distribution. Mato Grosso intends to address these challenges with the promotion of new economic activities and technologies, as well as the rehabilitation of natural resources. 

The State has committed to and invested in the transformation of the current development model to one that causes less environmental impacts and that is socially inclusive, thanks to new environmental legislation and environmental management tools. In 2015, the State government launched the strategy – Produce, Conserve and Include (PCI), with the objective to increase production, conserve the forest and include families of rural settlements, traditional and vulnerable communities. In addition to the PCI Strategy, there are other initiatives in the state that seek to promote socially and environmentally sustainable development.

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

  

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE 2030 AGENDA

In Mato Grosso, Brazil, PAGE has contributed towards the achievement of SDGs 8 and 17 during 2017, through identifying key Inclusive Green Economy priorities and mobilizing stakeholders. Sectoral and thematic activities  in 2018 will support the achievement of six SDGs (1, 2, 7, 10, 11 and 15) through:

The graphic above shows the interaction and interdependence between the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement articles that PAGE supports in a given country. The degree of interrelatedness is expressed by proximity of the SDGs/articles to each other.



  • Supporting a State Development Plan for Smallholder Agriculture (including peri-urban farming) and Extraction of National Resources,  
  • Providing technical support to the State Plan on Renewable Energy,  
  • Supporting the State in its promotion of green jobs as well as the institutionalization of green economy research and learning in the academic sector.  

 

  

PAGE'S WORK IN MATO GROSSO STATE

PROGRESS 2016                    |                    PROGRESS 2017

 

SUPPORTING NATIONAL POLICYMAKING

SUPPORTING NATIONAL POLICYMAKING

PAGE is providing technical support for the implementation of the Produce, Conserve and Include (PCI), Strategy. Following a launch event in November 2016, Mato Grosso State continues its inception phase with a stocktaking exercise. The stocktaking exercise 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.

SUPPORTING EVIDENCE-BASED SECTORAL AND THEMATIC REFORMS

SUPPORTING EVIDENCE-BASED SECTORAL AND THEMATIC REFORMS

The current priorities for PAGE underlined by the government include: (i) family agriculture and extractives, (ii) sustainable tourism, (iii) renewable energy, iv) spatial land use planning, v) urban planning including sustainable construction, as follows:

  • Agriculture and Extractives: A capacity-building programme is providing smallholder farmers with technical assistance on ecological agriculture. 

  • Sustainable Tourism: PAGE is supporting the development of sustainable tourism products and services, as well as promoting the adoption of sustainability certification standards.

  • Renewable energy: PAGE is currently offering policy recommendations including policies to stimulate investments into the sector, following an assessment of the generation capacity of solar energy, energy from biomass and renewable energy initiated by PAGE in 2017.

  • Land use planning: PAGE is providing technical support and capacity building to priority municipalities city councils for the preparation of land use plans and the greening of existing plans. 

  • Green jobs: Mato Grosso is developing a social accountability matrix to evaluate opportunities for employment generation in four sectors: smallholder agriculture, reforestation, tourism and production of renewable energy. 

  • Green economy learning: PAGE is conducting a learning needs assessment amongst government institutes, as well as supporting the institutionalization of green economy research and learning in the academic sector.