Cotriguaçu Sempre Verde, Brazil
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Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11463/5933
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Cotriguaçu Sempre Verde (CSV) is an initiative to promote social and economic development in the municipality of Cotriguaçu in northwestern Mato Grosso, Brazil, through conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. The initiative is led by the Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV), which has focused initially on helping landowners come into compliance with environmental regulations and encouraging them to adopt more sustainable production practices. These activities are expected to simultaneously reduce deforestation and forest degradation in the municipality and promote local development.By engaging multiple stakeholders from many different sectors, ICV is taking a revolutionary approach to the environmental governance of a subnational jurisdiction. CSV is organized into five components: (i) structuring municipal environmental management; (ii) support for sustainable forest management; (iii) promotion of best agricultural practices; (iv) support for natural resource governance in land reform settlements; and (v) integration of the Rikbaktsa indigenous group (ICV 2011). ICV is seeking to develop local ownership of the initiative by engaging with and building confidence among indigenous groups, cattle ranchers, loggers, small farmers and the municipal government of Cotriguaçu. Thus, the initiative offers important lessons for other initiatives pursuing a multisectorial and multistakeholder approach (ICV 2011).
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