Booklet explains implementation of the CodeTuesday January 14th, 2014
The booklet “Sustainability: Adaptation and Environmental Law in Rural Areas” carried out through Planting Water project sponsored by Petrobras, is a simplified document for all concerned that summarizes the “new” Forest Code (Law 12,651 / 12) and addresses issues on the law. Written by agronomist Roberto Resende, president of the Green Initiative, the publication has 40 pages and can be downloaded for free at the Green Initiative website ( www.iniciativaverde.org.br ).
See here: Booklet Forest Code
Two thousand copies of the booklet have been printed and will be distributed free of charge to families and Maroons farmers participating in the Planting Water project. The publication will be used as base material to guide the work of the institution and partners and to assist project participants environmentally suit his estate. As the waters Planting is done in the state of São Paulo, the book addresses also other legislation in the area such as the Atlantic Forest Law.
In addition, the booklet contains explanations on issues relating to the Forest Code as watersheds and ecological corridors. It also demonstrates the main formations of the Atlantic Forest (where the project is carried out), talks about reforestation, use and soil conservation, environmental licensing, among others. Reproduction of publication of excerpts is permitted provided that the source is cited.
About Planting Water project
The Planting Water project, sponsored by the Petrobras Environmental Program, was developed by the Green Initiative in partnership with 20 institutions. It is intended to bring rural properties in the state of São Paulo according to the terms of the “new” Forest Code to recover and conserve water resources. Approximately 200 families will benefit directly in state inside the municipalities.
Planting with Water, the Green Initiative and its partners plan to:
- Recover 20 hectares of permanent preservation areas (APPs) of Atlantic Forest;
- Run 24 hectares of agroforestry systems for productive purposes;
- Implement more than 140 sanitation modules;
- Develop management plans 110 properties in rural areas;
- Sign up at least 85 properties in the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR), registration required for all farms.