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BVRio and FBDS contribute to the revision of Brazil’s National Plan for the Recovery of Native Vegetation

As part of its strategy to influence public policies that help speed up the implementation of the Forest Code, PlanaFlor, a project led by BVRio and the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development (FBDS), now has representation in the process of revising the National Plan for the Recovery of Native Vegetation (Planaveg). PlanaFlor’s contribution was formalised […]

Forest Trends

Pedro Moura Costa joins Forest Trends Fellows Program

We are pleased to announce that BVRio Director, Pedro Moura Costa, has joined the Forest Trends Fellows Program. Together with partners around the world, Forest Trends pioneers innovative finance for conservation, promoting healthy forests, sustainable agriculture, clean water, robust climate action, biodiverse landscapes, and strong communities.  For over 30 years Pedro has been involved in […]


‘Cooperate to Recycle’: project seeks to turn waste into opportunities for workers and recycling market effectiveness

This week, Coopama (Cooperativa Amigos do Meio Ambiente), through the ‘Cooperate to Recycle’ project carried out with technical support from BVRio and funding from Petrobras, began recording the collection of recyclable materials using the KOLEKT waste management app. The app will allow collection activities to be tracked and monitored online, guaranteeing payments and the traceability […]


BVRio and INEA sign cooperation agreement to foster environmental policies in Rio de Janeiro

BVRio and the Rio de Janeiro State Environment Institute (INEA) formalised a cooperation agreement to drive the construction of public policies, projects and market mechanisms that accelerate the implementation of environmental laws in the State. The agreement covers crucial areas such as the circular economy, solid waste management, forest protection and climate change. The agreement, […]


Digitising Mozambique’s waste supply chain

Work has concluded on a study to establish if a digital waste management solution could improve waste collection and recycling in Southern Africa. The study, and pilot roll-out of the KOLEKT digital waste management app, was conducted in Mozambique with funding provided by the European Union Africa RISE (Reform for Investment and Sustainable Economies) programme, […]


Project legacy sees enhanced transparency in compliance with Brazil’s Native Vegetation Protection Law

BVRio celebrates the completion of a successful cooperation project with the Forest Code Observatory, an initiative that aimed to develop actions and tools to promote transparency and access to information among key stakeholders in the implementation of the Native Vegetation Protection Law (No. 12.651/12), popularly known as the Brazilian Forest Code. BVRio’s partnership in the […]


RCF wins Impact initiative of the year: Latin America and Caribbean

We are pleased to report that the Responsible Commodities Facility, created by BVRio Strategic Partner, Sustainable Investment Management (SIM), has won the Environmental Finance ‘Impact initiative of the year: Latin America and Caribbean’ award. The awards are judged by an independent panel and seek to recognise and reward the work of impact investors everywhere and […]


BVRio and SIM drive sustainable solutions and forge alliances for climate action at COP28

With a busy agenda spanning from December 1 to 10, BVRio Director, Pedro Moura Costa, and SIM Director of Investor Engagement, Steven Ripley, actively contributed to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai. They were immersed in discussions centred around forest protection, sustainable agriculture, and the circular economy. Pedro Moura Costa brought his […]


BVRio joins Asia’s first alliance for the expansion of the Voluntary Carbon Market

At an event at COP28, BVRio signed a multilateral MoU, along with other organisations, to mark the formation of Asia’s first alliance for the expansion of the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM), a technology-based, pre-trade carbon credit market called the ‘Environmental Protection Credit Market’ (EPCM), led by SK Group. Other participants in this multilateral MoU include […]