Mato Grosso Brazil

Sustainable development goals for the State of Mato Grosso agreed between the public sector, private sector and civil society.

The State of Mato Grosso, through its governor, launched the "Strategy: Produce, Conserve and Include" (PCI) at the Climate Convention (COP 21) held in Paris in December 2015, with the objective of raising funds for the State of Mato Grosso to expand and increase the efficiency of agricultural and forestry production, conserve native vegetation, restore deforested and degraded areas, support the socioeconomic inclusion of family agriculture, and generate emission reductions and carbon sequestration of 6 MTCO2eq by controllingdeforestation and developing a low carbon economy. It is the largest global effort to mitigate climate change ever devised by a subnational state.

This strategy arose from a collective and participatory process involving different state secretaries, representatives of non-governmental organizations, private companies, and representatives of different productive sectors.The initiative is based on the premise that the State could obtain better results by establishing a partnership between the public sector, the private sector, and other stakeholder seeking to meet a common social interest.

For the implementation of the strategy, the organizational structure of the PCI Committee - CEEPCI -- was created, through Decree No. 468, of March 31, 2016. The Committee is responsible for approving the actions developed by the coordinating secretariats of the thematic axes, follow-up on the implementation of the strategy and the fulfillment of the goals, as well as the definition of its governance structure and fundraising mechanisms.

PartnersGovernment of the State of Mato Grosso through its secretariats, private cmpanies, representative entities of production
Initiative TypePublic Private Partnership
Initiative StatusContract expected to be signed October 2017, project will last 6 years

Recognition of sustainable soy production programs in Mato Grosso as a guarantee of supply for European importers.

On January 19, 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by AproSoja, ABIOVE, FEFAC, FEDIOL and IDH at the Brazilian Embassy in Lisbon. The objective of the agreement is to strengthen cooperation in the area of responsible soy production in Brazil. Brazil has developed comprehensive and detailed legislation to preserve its rich biodiversity, notably the Brazilian Forest Code. This strong regulation leads to a substantial protection and regeneration of natural habitats on the private properties of Brazilian rural producers, who face a challenge of competitiveness since this type of legislation differs strongly from what is done in the rest of the world.

MoU signatories recognize that implementation of environmental legislation requires coordinated and meaningful supportive actions by farmers and supply chain partners to preserve the balance between environmental and social protection objectives and the economic viability of Brazilian agriculture. The Aprosoja / ABIOVE Soja Plus program and the FEFAC Soy Sourcing guidelines play an important role in achieving the common goal of improving the sustainability of soybean production in Brazil, in parallel with landscape and restoration initiatives, including the Regularization Program (PRA), in collaboration with IDH.

PartnersAbiove, Aprosoja, Fefac, Fediol, Idh
Initiative TypePreferential Sourcing Agreement
Initiative StatusSigned (2017) and under implementation

Partnership for the sale of meat with guarantee of origin certified by the IMAC in stores of the network Carrefour.

The Government of Mato Grosso, through the Mato Grosso Institute of Meats (Imac), is a partner in the Carrefour group initiative which establishes traceability of sustainably produced beef that will be resold in the supermarkets of the network. The program was launched in August 2016.

Based on a national policy for the purchase of fresh beef, the company has adopted a system to monitor the production processes and socio-environmental practices of all its suppliers in the country. The tool will be implemented in partnership with the 22 suppliers of fresh beef that they provide to the company and which must strictly comply with the criteria and good practices established by this policy. The initiative reinforces the Carrefour Group's global commitment to zero deforestation and its commitment to maintaining partnerships that foster sustainable production practices.

PartnersIMAC - Instituto Mato Grossense da Carne and Carrefour
Initiative TypePreferential Sourcing Agreement
Initiative StatusUnder implementation

Creation of a trading platform for carbon credits and a private equity fund for investments.

The Althelia Fund presented a Public Interest Statement to the Government of the State of Mato Grosso, through theMTPar, for the creation of a carbon credit trading platform and a private equity fund for investments in business opportunities with environmental impact positive.

PartnersAlthelia Climate Fund, MTPar
Initiative TypePrivate Investment
Initiative StatusEconomic modeling and legal execution

Pecsa is an agricultural management and partnership company founded in June 2015, headquartered in Alta Floresta, in the north of Mato Grosso. The company promotes the sustainable livestock production chain in the Amazon through partnerships, technology andinvestments. Pecsa has partnered with the Althelia Climate Fund. The fund invests in sustainable land use initiatives that generate financial returns and environmental benefits, such as reducing deforestation.

PartnersAlthelia Climate Fund, Pecsa
Funding SourceAlthelia Climate Fund
Initiative TypePrivate Investment
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation

IDH has a memorandum of understanding signed with the Government of the State of Mato Grosso, which is one of the jurisdictions that make up the Sustainable Landscapes project, as a result of the IDH partnership with the Government of Norway.

Within this project, the work in Mato Grosso has three main axes of action:

  1. Governance: support the development of policies at the state level
  2. Finance: attracting international investments for profitable conservation activities
  3. Market: supply chains and verified sourcing areas.
PartnersIDH, Government of the State of Mato Grosso
Initiative TypeTechnical Assistance Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder implementation

The goals of production, conservation and inclusion of PCI are shared by many TFA 2020 platform members, here in the region and in the world, making membership an opportunity to access multiple concrete experiences, possibilities of partnerships, articulations, exchanges and shared constructions.

Membership also strengthens the international projection of the State of Mato Grosso, placing it alongside important government actors in support and encouragement of this agenda, such as the governments of Norway, the United Kingdom, Colombia, the United States and the Netherlands, of multinational companies such as Cargill , Marfrig, Kellogg, Mars, McDonald's, Nestlé, Unilever and Walmart, financial agents and leading civil society organizations in the area of conservation and environmental services.

TFA 2020 has taken the jurisdictional approach as a strategic option to address the challenges related to reducing deforestation associated with commodities.

The TFA has elected 5 priority jurisdictions worldwide to work in bilateral partnership, and also to promote articulations among themselves, with Mato Grosso being one of them.

PartnersTFA, Government of the State of Mato Grosso
Initiative TypePublic Private Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation

Implementation of the payment program - for performance of EUR 17 million from the German government and EUR 23.9 million from the United Kingdom.

The German REDD Pioneers Program (REM) is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the KfW Development Bank and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Its purpose is to support risk-taking actors and implement pioneering REDD + initiatives. The REM Program promotes the conservation of forests and the reduction of CO2 emissions from deforestation. The support is made through payments for emission reduction results, duly monitored and verified, from deforestation. REDD + initiatives, which must necessarily involve indigenous peoples, traditional communities, actors at the agricultural frontier and public institutions; receive technical and financial support to promote forest conservation, contributing to climate change mitigation and sustainable development.

PartnersKfW (Germany), BEIS(UK), State Government of Mato Grosso
Funding SourceKfW (Germany), BEIS(UK)
Funding AmountEUR 17 million + 23.9 million british pounds
Initiative TypePay for Performance Agreement
Initiative StatusContract under development