Nature-Based Solutions in Brazil. An Overview of Policies and Experiences
Nature-based solutions (NbS) have the potential to address a myriad of challenges that Brazil faces, such as biodiversity loss and declining water quality, as well as contributing to the country’s net zero commitments. As such, NbS play a valuable part in the Brazilian policy landscape.
This report published by UK PACT and CDP presents the NbS related subnational policies and programmes that have been implemented in Brazil that are helpful for policy makers looking to implement similar approaches in their jurisdictions. The report includes an example of Mato Grosso’s ‘Protect, Conserve and Include’ initiative which is one of the most advanced examples of the jurisdictional approach in the world.
There are also a number of key takeaways in the report, drawn from barriers and opportunities in the Brazilian landscape, that can be used to ensure the success of future NbS projects and jurisdictional level projects.