We stand together at this moment to push for economic development that does not come at the expense of the forest. The best way to ensure the needed protection is to immediately stop illegal activities, develop a plan for sustainable development in the region, and ensure the traceability of livestock, agriculture, mining, and forest-sourced products. Therefore, legality, economy and traceability should be the pillars of Amazonian development.
This is the vision of the Amazônia Possível, an invitation to show that Brazil is serious, committed and against any illegal activity in the Amazon region, which includes illegal deforestation, illegal logging and illegal mining. And a call to discuss concrete science-based proposals for sustainable development of the Amazon on the road to COP-25 and beyond.
This path would harness the potential of Brazil’s ecosystem services and biological assets, ensure long term economic development, improve the security in the region and contribute to meeting Brazilian commitments under the Paris Agreement.