Alliance for Restoration in Amazon

A pact for conservation of the Brazilian Amazon

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Alliance for Restoration in Amazon

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How it works

Voluntary membership by signing commitment form

Descentralized governance, transparent and inclusive

Representativity in all four sections

(government, enterprises, civil society and academy)

Colaboration and cooperation between members

Articulation and integration of assets, experiences and knowledge

Respect for traditional knowledge

Dynamic, efficient and transparent communication

Respect for productive, ecological, social and cultural characteristics

Scope of activity

The Alliance acts as a catalyst and amplifier of the restoration agenda in the Amazon seeking:

– Reconciling interests and integrating actions to increase scale and efficiency of forest restoration.

– Generate, systematize, engage, develop and spread new knowledge and information on forest restoration, tropical forestry and agroforestry systems.

– Support members to enable actions and forestry restoration projects.

– Boost forestry restoration economy, stimulating all links in productive chain, providing business, jobs and income opportunities.

– Contribute to formulate and implement public policies and economic tool in favor of forest restoration.

– Provide protocols and tools that allow integration of data for management of restoration actions and evaluation of forest dynamics.

– Develop actions to raise awareness and touch civil society about the importance of conservation / restoration of the Amazon.

Members

Restoring the Amazon Forest is the priority action for the Alliance and its members. The members are:

Civil Society Organizations

Governmental Institutions

Research Institutions

Companies

Governance 

The Alliance’s governance is composed of 4 instances:

Assembly of Members

The Alliance’s governance is composed of 4 instances:

 

Governmental Institutions

Ministries, municipal offices, public autarchies and other organs of the direct public administration, of the three spheres of government (federal, state and municipal).

Enterprises

Legal entities with activities and commercial productive goals, with the purpose of generating profits and dividends for shareholders and / or shareholders.

Civil Society

Institutions legally established or with proven legitimacy, which act in defense of collective and non-profit rights, with international, national, regional or local action.

Academy

Technical and scientific institutions, public or private, with primary purpose of education, research and/or extension. Universities, colleges, institutes, autarchies, laboratories and research centers can participate individually, regardless of their legal and/or financial autonomy.

Council of Strategic Coordination (CSC)

The Council of Strategic Coordination will be composed of 3 (three) representatives from each one of the four segments that represents the Alliance, with a total of 12 (twelve) members. Members of the CSC will have a term of two (2) years, with no limit to successive or alternate terms.

CSC will choose among its members a coordinator and a deputy coordinator, who will have a mandate equal to that of the Council, and may be reappointed. Both coordinator and deputy should be members of CSC and preferably should be representatives of different segments. If there is more than one ‘candidate’ for these positions, the decision shall be taken by vote among members of the Council. If there is a tie, the decision will be left to the Assembly of Members.

The role of the Coordination Council is to establish rules, rules, principles and policies for the management and operationalization of the Alliance.

Executive Office (EO)

The Alliance will have an Executive Office, with structure and composition that will be defined as necessary by the CSC, according to the demand for activities and limited by availability of resources.

The EO will be “hosted” at one member institution, that will receive and manage resources obtained externally or contributed by the Members for its operation.

Work Groups (WG)

Working Groups (WG) will take care of specific themes related to the Alliance’s mission and action. They will also elaborate studies and publications. WG can have deadlines previously defined or not, according to their nature and purpose. The number of participants in a WG can be free or pre-established when it is created.

Institutions that are not members of the Alliance can be invited to be part of WGs, according to demand and indication of the WG participants. Each WG will have a coordinator, chosen by its members, who should be a representative from an Alliance Member. The nomination of WG members is responsibility of Alliance Members, and those participants can be replaced at any time.

 

WG Communication

This WG is responsible for plan and develop strategy for Alliance’s communication; support implementation of strategy for mobilization and engagement of new Members; create assets and products for Alliance’s internal and external communication; coordinate, integrate and guide social media and PR activities.

WG Mobilization

This WG is responsible for development and implementation of strategy for mobilizing and engaging new Members, taking into account the guidelines that have been defined at the Workshop for Planning and Governance.

Photo: Pete Oxford

Action Plan 2017 – 2018

Implement Alliance’s governance system

Raise funds for operating resources of the Alliance (meetings, workshops, events, executive office, communication, mobilization, etc.)

Production, publication and release of production paper

Production of Alliance’s communication strategy

Creation of Alliance’s website

Maping and getting in touch with key-actors that could join the Alliance

Enable Alliance’s participation in the World Conference on Restoration

Colect and consolidate information about restoration experiences at the Amazon forest through online form

Meeting agenda with financial players both from agriculture and restoration, to present the Alliance and collect restoration of environmental liabilities (environmental adequacy of properties) as requirement for granting of credits

Presentation of the Alliance at Ethos Conference, scheduled to the end of October in Belém

Presentation of the Alliance and results of position paper at COP in Bonn

Hold a seminar (Second Seminar on Forest Restoration in the Amazon), including presentation of results of the position paper

Conduct technical visits to key areas where restoration actions are taking place, for exchange of experiences and activation with new members.

Contact with municipal governments including on Green Municipalities Program, with the goal to invite them to join the Alliance and to develop an agenda of public policies, such as applying the Green ICMS to actions to restore PPAs.

Develop a study about the economy of restoration, focusing on business opportunities and generation of work and income on productive chain of restoration the Amazon

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