Bioeconomy Bulletin No.1 | Launch of the FGV's Bioeconomy Observatory

In the first edition of the Bulletin, we learn more about FGV's Bioeconomy Observatory, launched on November 5, 2021. 

Concerns about climate change have prompted debates regarding the transition to a low-carbon economy. The current moment demands a shift to a model of production that is mindful of carbon emissions, biodiversity, and human rights.

The Observatory for Knowledge and Innovation in Bioeconomics is an interdisciplinary center, created by the Fundação Getulio Vargas, which specializes in issues of climate change, land use, and biodiversity. The Observatory's mission is to produce applied knowledge, offer technical training, and disseminate information in order to assist Brazil in its transition to a low-carbon economy.

The work of the Observatory will focus on three main areas: energy use, land use, and biodiversity use. In each of these fields, the Observatory intends to shed light upon Brazil's particularities, with special attention to the most appropriate metrics and institutions, the Amazon and agribusiness.

In Addition, this Bulletin highlights one of the projects already developed by the Observatory: The Goal of the project is to make projections on the mitigation potential of the livestock production system. The study combines an analysis of the sector's carbon footprint, on the one hand, with a forecast of cutting emissions through the expansion of integrated production systems and pasture recovery, on the other.

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