How To Save The Amazon: The Reasons Why A Living Forest Is Worth More Than A Cut Down One

BARROSO, Luís Roberto ; MELLO, Patrícia Perrone Campos . How To Save The Amazon: The Reasons Why A Living Forest Is Worth More Than A Cut Down One. Carr Center Discussion Paper Series, v. 11, p. 1, 2021.

29 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2021

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Luís Roberto Barroso

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro; Harvard Kennedy School

Patrícia Perrone Campos Mello

Centro Universitário de Brasília (UniCEUB)

Date Written: 2021

Abstract

This paper highlights the importance of the Amazon for the global ecosystem, the retreat and the advance of deforestation in the area located within Brazilian territory, as well as the rising trend of environmental crimes, with special attention afforded to illegal logging, land grabbing and unauthorized mining activities, including in indigenous reserves. The article enumerates the governmental public policies that were successful in containing the destruction of the forest, and the setbacks they have suffered in recent times. The final part describes the forest exploitation models adopted thus far, which have had limited economic and social impact, and presents an alternative, currently under discussion, which combines the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the forest’s bio-economy. The text also identifies contributions that international stakeholders can offer to forest conservation efforts, such as financing mechanisms (REDD+) and sustainability certification requirements by markets that consume Brazilian exports and by financial institutions when evaluating companies who develop activities in Brazil’s Legal Amazon (BLA).

Suggested Citation

Barroso, Luis Roberto and Mello, Patrícia Perrone Campos, How To Save The Amazon: The Reasons Why A Living Forest Is Worth More Than A Cut Down One (2021). BARROSO, Luís Roberto ; MELLO, Patrícia Perrone Campos . How To Save The Amazon: The Reasons Why A Living Forest Is Worth More Than A Cut Down One. Carr Center Discussion Paper Series, v. 11, p. 1, 2021. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3830872

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