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The “Cotriguaçu Sempre Verde” initiative

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Renato Farias presents the “Cotriguaçu Sempre Verde” initiative, a REDD+ initiative. He talks about its origin, challenges and some results of the initiative.

Renato Farias presents the “Cotriguaçu Sempre Verde” initiative, a REDD+ initiative. He talks about its origin, challenges and some results of the initiative.

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  • 1. Getting REDD+ Off the Ground: Challenges and Opportunities Friday, 15 November 2013 Column Hall, University of Warsaw The “Cotriguaçu Sempre Verde” initiative Renato Farias Adjunct Coordinator Renato Farias Adjunct Coordinator
  • 2. THE ORIGIN OF THE REDD INITIATIVE 2007/2009 – REDD NORTHWEST - MT INITIATIVE Partnership
  • 3. Cotriguaçu Sempre Verde Grosso Region (2011/2014) Northwest Mato Project (2009/2010) Cotriguaçu Pilot Challenges: Objective: • Forest area: 108 000 km², 82% remaining • Diversity of stakeholders and land use categories: • 11 indigenous lands (31%) and 9 protected areas (4%) • Medium-large private properties (62%) • 11 smallholder settlements (3%) How to engage people without To promote a new trajectory for direct payment in short-term after social and economic diagnose? development, based on the conservation and sustainable How to involveof natural resources. all stakeholders in • Previous investment in management sustainable development the objective? initiatives, e.g.: GEF/UNDP
  • 4. The path: activities by demand Indigenous Groups Territorial Management Plan for Indigenous Lands Small Farmers Natural Resource Management in Rural Settlements Municipal GOVT Developing Environmental Management Capacity CSV Loggers Responsible Practices in Sustainable Forestry Program (PRODEMFLOR) Cattle Ranchers Responsible Practices in Cattle Ranching Program (BPA)
  • 5. We used two main strategies to address these demands: Preparing our team internally Working with the stakeholders separately until we get concrete results in the ground
  • 6. Some results of these process… Indigenous Groups Territorial Management Plan built Small Farmers New economic activities implemented to: Municipal GOVT Active Council Aproved Amazon Fund CSV Loggers All owners of timber mangement plans in the Program Cattle Ranchers First Cattle property of MT with certificate 20 Units implemented Building the Green Municipality Agreement with commitment to zero illegal deforestation;
  • 7. Key messages • Need to prepare team internally to work with different stakeholder groups • Work to cultivate trust of local stakeholders • Zero illegal deforestation agreement in Cotriguaçu a consequence of new territorial management model and not the initial objective • Municipality better prepared for REDD+ Is this sufficient to maintain forests standing in the region?
  • 8. Thank you! Renato Farias renato.farias@icv.org.br