recent years, World concern and importance given to environmental
preservation has been on the rise. This concern is interweaved in
all sectors of life, from health and quality of life to economic issues,
finding its way from the political to the social arena.
for its land significance and vast forests, including the Rain Forest
among them, Brazil is the center of World attention concerning environmental
preservation and the handling and conservation of forests. The issue
is so vital that it has been shifted from the environmental and economic
sphere to a strategic agenda set forth for the survival of Humankind,
the Planet, and national security and sovereignty.
these aspects into consideration, environmentalist Malcolm Forest,
teamed up with the NGO, AMAR - Associação dos Moradores
e Amigos da Reserva da Biosfera do Cinturão Verde da Cidade
de São Paulo (City of São Paulo Green Belt Biosphere
Reserve Neighbors and Friends Association). In this endeavor, Malcolm
Forest has elaborated the Brazilian Forests Project.
Brazilian Forests Project reforestation is inspired by the concepts
raised by the FLORAM project, created from a suggestion by professor
Wilfried Bach, from the University of Münster (Germany), during
the 1980's. It deals with an ambitious reforestation program, which
is still waiting for support and financing in order to take off in
Brazilian Forests Project will start with a reforestation pilot-project
in the city of São Paulo, the third largest city in the World.
The project, which aims to expand to other regions of Brazil, should
reach 2% of reforestation or more of the Brazilian territory, in the
in tropical areas can help considerably in global cooling. It can
contribute towards better air quality and water and wildlife preservation.
The Brazilian Forests Project is a sustainable development enterprise.
It will help the Planet's survival. It can generate jobs and economic
growth and improve life quality in the short term.
IT WILL WORK
from any country, but more specifically from the First World, invest
in securities that will finance the plantation of tropical forests
in degraded land in Brazil. It is a so-called Clean Development Mechanism.
As the forests grow they withdraw air pollutants such as CO2 from
the atmosphere. Other positive things will happen. The environment
becomes cooler; waterways, the ground and the underground get protection
from erosion. Wildlife and local communities benefit considerably.
reforestation securities yet to be issued incite the concept of Clean
Development Mechanisms. This proposal is also included in the Global
21 Agenda, with the issuance of CO2 capture securities.Thus, relying
on reforestation bonds and investments, the most polluting nations
could help to support specific reforestation projects in Brazil to
counterbalance the global warming.
Brazilian Forests Project vision is that sustainable development is
possible. A significant increase and restoration of the Brazilian
phytomass; global cooling; the recovery of the water resources and
hydrographic basins; the improvement of the hydroelectric energy generation;
climatic control, protection and increase of the fauna and flora populations
threatened by extinction; the protection, and promotion of the Native-American
populations and cultures in Brazil can all be achieved in 10 to 20
Brazilian Forests Project has as a mission to bring awareness and
to facilitate the effective implementation of the issues raised at
the UN summits, the Kyoto Protocol, 21 Agenda, focusing on Brazil
as the primary nation for the suggested sustainable development proposals.
mission development takes place in two ways. In the one hand, through
scientific seminars, forums, and business and project round table
debates and finance summits. On the other hand, art employed as a
metaphor with the Brazilian Forests Art Exhibition in road shows in
some of the main capitals of the World.
To generate a change in paradigm, bringing awareness to governments,
companies, institutions, and the public at large about a need for
change: from passivity to reactivity to pro-action, from necessity
to possibility, building effective, solid, and real policies for forest
development, global cooling and improvement of life quality.
- To generate profit gains, quality of life, and self-confidence for
Forests in São Paulo, Brazil