Climate and the Forest CodeMonday November 7th, 2016
It begins today in Marrakesh, Morocco, the 22nd UN climate change conference (COP22). The initiative begins three days after the first global agreement enters into force. To achieve the set climate targets, however, compliance with the Forest Code is fundamental, given that the conversion of native vegetation to crops and pasture is among the greatest catalysts of the rise in greenhouse gases in Brazil.
The Center’s Forest Code understands that compliance with the forestry law is the main legal instrument to reduce these gases, as guides land use, determining areas that should be preserved, and also those to be allocated to rural production .
Mechanisms such as the Rural Environmental Registry and the Environmental Regularization Program are key pieces in this context. The transparency of the data, in turn, is essential so that they can be used fully, for the sake of society and contributes to the climate balance, one of the main demands of the planet.