The agreement was formalized on December 6 through signing the Statement of Acceptance which follows the Covenant Protocol, including its purpose, strategies and management system
The Renova Foundation is now signatory of the global movement Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact. The agreement was formalized on December 6 through signing the Statement of Acceptance which follows the Covenant Protocol, including its purpose, strategies and management system.
With the partnership, all forest restoration programs conducted by the Renova Foundation in the Atlantic Forest biome in Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo are now part of the movement’s initiatives. The actions comprise about 45 thousand hectares along the Doce River Basin.
According to Lucas Scarascia, leader of Renova Foundation’s Sustainable Land Use Program, adherence to the Pact will provide the opportunity for development, knowledge and sharing of the most appropriate indicators for monitoring areas under restoration. “This is one of the world’s leading efforts for conserving the Atlantic Forest. Without doubt, it will add so much to the ongoing articulation and monitoring in environmental, social and economic aspects,” he says.
With over 260 members and ten years of experience, the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact aims to improve forestry techniques with large-scale results and generate environmental, social and economic benefits. The main focus is to enable the worldwide recovery of 15 million hectares by the year 2050, including annual targets and monitoring of results.