Latin America

Effective Payment Strategies for Ecosystem Services According to the Asian Development Bank

12th February 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Asian Development Bank. …The most successful of these payment for ecosystem services schemes in Brazil is the Bolsa Floresta program. Initiated in 2007, Bolsa Floresta is widely considered as the biggest payment for ecosystem services program in the world. The program rewards families living in protected areas who agree to… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Natura

11th September 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief: Natura is the leading multinational Brazilian company operating in the cosmetics, personal care and beauty industries. With its headquarters in São Paulo, the company employs around 6500 staff in eight countries. The company has a Sustainability Vision which assumes the commitment of integrating environmental and social impacts into Natura’s economic results… [more]

Environment and Biodiversity: Priorities for Protecting Natural Capital and Competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean

28th October 2016
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This work is divided in three parts. The first is an assessment of the present state of performance in the management of the environment and the natural capital of the region. This section will identify the primary threats to sustainability and the challenges that the region faces in order to overcome them. In the second… [more]