CEBDS participates in a commemorative ceremony for World Biodiversity Day and delivers a letter to Marina Silva

The executive director of CEBDS attended the table at the event organized by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change in Brasília

The Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) was invited to participate in the celebration of the World Biodiversity Day, which took place this Monday (22). During the event, which took place in Brasilia, the Sixth National Conservation Report on Biological Diversity, in addition to the launch of the Public Consultation platform from the National Strategy and Action Plan for Biodiversity (EPANB). 

The executive director of CEBDS, Ricardo Mastroti, was invited to sit at the ceremony table. During the event, he delivered the letter from the business sector to Marina Silva, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. The gesture represented the formalization of the productive sector's interest in changing the flow of capital to activities that do not cause environmental impacts.  

In addition to the two figures, the executive secretary of the Ministry of the Environment (MMA), João Paulo Capobianco; the president of IBAMA, Rodrigo Augustinho; the president of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBIO), Mauro Pires and the director of Environment at the Ministry of International Relations, Maria Angelica Ikeda.  

Gustau Mañes Gomes, representative of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Brazil and Karen Oliveira, director of public policy and government applications at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), also attended the table. 

During the event, Brazil was highlighted as a country at the top of the world biodiversity ranking, with the greatest biological diversity in the world, having between 15% and 20% of world biodiversity and with 75% of GDP related to this sector. The wisdom of more than 200 indigenous peoples with surprising knowledge of the territory was also on the agenda of the presentation, which also emphasized its Brazilian potential to lead the biodiversity agenda and strategic global actions.  

The main theme of the ceremony was the reconstruction of biodiversity. “People always think about keeping. But, rebuilding is the great challenge to achieve the much-desired harmonious coexistence with nature” reported Rita de Cássia Mesquita, biodiversity secretary. The event made a great contribution to the country and the world: the Sixth National Conservation Report on Biological Diversity, which covers the period from 2014 to 2018.  

In addition, another important issue was the Public Consultation report for National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (EPANB), which aims to encourage suggestions for meeting the goals of the Global Framework for Biodiversity Kunming-Montreal (GBF). It is a moment of restart, partnership and inclusion of all sectors in the process of establishing a series of requirements necessary for sustainable implementation. 

“Everyone's effort is highly necessary for the formulation of public policies, respecting the knowledge of our traditional peoples” stated Marina Silva. The report will be available for 90 days on the official government website. To access, click here.  

Also during the event, the trailer for the project was broadcast. Women in Conservation. “It is a journalistic documentary to shed light on the silent and resilient work done by women who fight for the country's biodiversity” emphasizes Paulina Chamorro, journalist and director of the documentary. The production also highlights how conservation is part of the collective by offering perpetuity and being able to contribute to species, threatened or not, living fully and in peace. The documentary was shown on Monday (22) at CineBrasília.  

Watch the full ceremony here



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