Brazil engaged in addressing the challenges of climate and biodiversity at subnational and local levels

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Together with our project, the National Association of Municipalities and Environment (ANAMMA) mobilizes South-American actors for more sustainable cities in the Continent .
National Association of Municipalities and Environment, The ANAMMA Institute, ALPA Climate Solutions, in partnership with the Argentine Network of Municipalities against Climate Change (RAMCC) organize the second International Forum of Sustainable Cities – Climate & Biodiversity (FICS) on November the 10th and 11th in Maceió (AL), Brazil.

At a time of UNFCCC COP27 happening in Sharm el-Sheikh, the Forum foresees to reach the commitment and strengthening of South-American alliances in combating climate change and reversing biodiversity loss. 

“This Forum is a great opportunity to encourage municipalities and other actors to decide and establish actions that make cities receptive to the protection of biodiversity and help overcome the challenges related to climate change,” said Marçal Cavalcanti, President of ANAMMA.

As part of the program, participants will call out for the urgency to take actions, especially from municipalities and government agencies, together with the active participation of civil society, to ensure transformative changes and lasting impacts.

Building on the results of the World Bio international event hosted by the State of Sao Paulo on 7th to 9th June 2022 which highlighted the central position of the Subnational and local Governments in supporting the implementation of the post-2020 Global  Biodiversity  Framework  (GBF),   participants of the Forum will be invited to actively attend an innovative and creative activity on “How to turn dreams into regenerative practices for more sustainable cities?“.

This workshop is patronized by our project. It aims to design the reGEneRAÇÃO program, a program that will contribute to the formation of subnational and local leaders engaged in solving the challenges of Climate and Biodiversity, from nature-based solutions.

As Maria Zulmira De Souza from CoLiBri Cidades states: “The development of cities can happen respecting biodiversity, with correct decisions for natural resources use, reducing the impact on the environment and transforming them into great allies to improve the quality of people’s life”.

Hugo Rivera Mendoza, Team Leader, Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU support project, who will be introducing the event, emphasizes that: “Cities are an example of decisive action to address and reverse both the climate and the biodiversity crisis. Subnational and local governments are gaining recognition at the international level and this initiative is an excellent example of the kind of coalitions that are needed for climate and nature, right at the heart of the economic and social development of cities.

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