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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Climate idea

An idea on how to make the Amazon survive and thrive while beating climate change

Brazil's Amazon rainforest plays a critical role in the regulation of the global climate, but it is under severe threat from deforestation. Therefore, it is crucial that the Brazilian government takes immediate action to conserve the forest and ensure its survival.

One climate idea that the government could implement is to provide financial incentives to local communities for the conservation of the forest. The government could create a program that compensates communities for the environmental services that they provide by protecting the forest. This would help to shift the economic incentives away from destructive activities such as logging and cattle ranching, and towards the sustainable management of the forest.

Another idea would be to promote sustainable agriculture in the region. Instead of clearing the forest for large-scale agriculture, the government could provide support to small-scale farmers to help them adopt sustainable practices that are more compatible with the forest's conservation. This could include techniques such as agroforestry, which combines the cultivation of crops and trees to provide both food and timber.

Additionally, the government could work with international organizations to promote the certification of sustainable forest products, such as timber and non-timber forest products. This would create economic incentives for the sustainable use of the forest and help to reduce the demand for illegally sourced products, which often contribute to deforestation.

Finally, the government could strengthen law enforcement efforts to prevent illegal deforestation and land grabbing. This could involve increasing the resources dedicated to monitoring and enforcement, as well as working with local communities to raise awareness about the importance of forest conservation and the negative consequences of deforestation.

In conclusion, the Brazilian government must take immediate action to conserve the Amazon rainforest and prevent further deforestation. By providing financial incentives for the conservation of the forest, promoting sustainable agriculture, promoting sustainable forest products, and strengthening law enforcement efforts, the government can help to ensure the survival and thriving of the forest while also combating climate change.
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    56 w

    Gratitude for raising this partinent issue in this forum. However, I would request you to kindly re-think about two sections with following ideas: 1. This word " compensation fund" should now be replaced with "gratuity fund." Taking any step for conservation of natural resources like Amazon is going to benefit everyone at global level as well as personal level. Government may express gratitude in terms of financial incentives and need not compensate perceived personal loss. 2. Grazing is a serious threat for Amazon. Agriculture, even if it is sustainable one may trigger conversion of forest lands or may trigger change of forest characteristics. What is needed is aspiration management of the small farmers. Wealth creation is essential but wealth creation does not necessarily always lead to wellness. Enabling the small farmers to live a meaningful and healthy live may lead to a win-win situation. This is just my two cents.

    • Gorffly mokua

      56 w

      Great idea if well implemented.

      • Joseph Githinji

        57 w

        Well laid out plan, this is highly welcome

        • Evangeline Wanjiru

          57 w

          Awesome strategies employed here

          • Markus Lutteman

            57 w

            Great ideas. Involving local communities – and making them benefit from doing so – is a key to success.

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