Brazil, Mato Grosso State fast facts
Key cross-sectoral policies:
Produce, Conserve, and Include Strategy
Key thematic and sectoral action areas in 2017:
Agriculture and land use planning
Inclusive Green Economy learning
Mato Grosso State of Brazil celebrated joining PAGE on 10 November 2016. The Government of this State is committed towards addressing its environmental challenges with the promotion of new economic activities and technologies, as well as the rehabilitation of natural resources.
PAGE is supporting the government to develop a green economy model with an emphasis on:
- the generation of green employment opportunities
- poverty eradication
Progress in 2017: A Snapshot
Taking Stock; Towards a Green Inclusive Economy
PAGE is working with the government in the implementation of its Produce, Conserve, and Include Strategy.
To do this, PAGE has been supporting the development of a Stocktaking Report which :
- provides an overview of the environmental, ecological and socioeconomic policies implemented at both national and state levels;
- identifies the opportunities for policy reform towards a green and inclusive economy; and
- looks at the extensive role of agriculture, cattle ranching, forestry and biodiversity in the economic growth of Mato Grosso.
Greening the agricultural sector
In 2018, PAGE will support a State Development Plan for Smallholder Agriculture and Extraction of National Resources.
The aim is to transition from importing 70% of the State’s food from other Brazilian States, to guaranteeing that 70% of demand is met through local production.
Additionally, PAGE will conduct a mapping and analysis of supply chains of smallholder agriculture and extractive operations to:
- identify new market opportunities
- promote peri-urban family agriculture
- prepare strategies to increase income generation and employment in these sectors.
Green economy learning
In 2018, and in support of boosting green economy learning, PAGE will be supporting Mato Grosso State to:
- conduct a learning needs assessment amongst government institutes
- support the institutionalization of green economy research and learning in the academic sector
- support awareness raising and capacity development among state government employees and the general public.
How does PAGE's work in Brazil, Mato Grosso State meet its objectives?
Outcome 1: National policymaking
PAGE is supporting the implementation of the Produce, Conserve, and Include Strategy of the State of Mato Grosso, in line with the national level sustainable development planning and the Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2017, PAGE advanced its inception phase, following a launch event for Mato Grosso state in November 2016, and the subsequent development of a Stocktaking Report. The report provides an overview of the environmental, ecological and socioeconomic policies implemented at both national and state levels, as well as opportunities for policy reform towards a green and inclusive economy. The stocktaking report looks at the extensive role of agriculture, cattle ranching, forestry and biodiversity in the economic growth of Mato Grosso.
On August 30th-31st, the State Steering Committee met to endorse the Workplan for mid-2017 – mid-2018.
Outcome 2: Sectoral reform
PAGE supports key opportunity areas identified in the stocktaking exercise and its 2016 inception mission. The current priorities for PAGE underlined by the government include:
(i) family agriculture and extractives
(ii) sustainable tourism
(iii) renewable energy
(iv) spatial land use planning
v) urban planning including sustainable construction.
In 2017, PAGE was busy lining up key activities under these five work streams the majority of which will take place in 2018. PAGE has however already initiated an assessment of the generation capacity of solar energy and energy from biomass, and the existing levels of energy generation from renewables.
Outcome 3: Strengthening capacity
Targeted capacity building is planned for 2018 in the sectors of green economy learning and renewable energy.
Outcome 4: Knowledge sharing
PAGE is supporting countries to improve their Inclusive Green Economy knowledge base by generating and sharing knowledge products such as manuals, reports, lessons learned and best practices with the aim to inform and support national policy analysis and formulation.
For knowledge sharing, PAGE organizes high level events, conferences, workshops involving current and future PAGE countries to build networks and global platforms to exchange experiences and information.
SDGs and Paris Agreement Articles
In Mato Grosso, Brazil, PAGE is contributing towards the achievement of two SDGs (8 and 17) during 2017, through identifying key Inclusive Green Economy priorities and mobilizing stakeholders. Sectoral and thematic activities under Outcome 2 to be initiated in 2018 will support the achievement of six SDGs (1, 2, 7, 10, 11 and 15) through: supporting a State Development Plan for Smallholder Agriculture (including peri-urban farming) and Extraction of National Resources, providing technical into the State Plan on Renewable Energy, supporting the State in its promotion of green jobs as well as the institutionalization of green economy research and learning in the academic sector.