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In Thailand, GPP shows the impacts of Brazilian Low-Carbon Agriculture Plan until 2030

The Public Policies Group (GPP) had the privilege of participating in the TEEB AgriFood Global Symposium held in Bangkok, Thailand. In the event, GPP presented the comprehensive impact assessment of the Brazilian Low-Carbon Agriculture Plan+ 2020-2030. The research highlighted the potential of recovering 30 million hectares of degraded pastures. This recovery not only promises substantial economic growth and income but also contributes to avoid deforestation and erosion, and landscape enhancement—achievements accomplished without a rise in greenhouse gas emissions.

However, the findings shed light on possible trade-offs, such as potential labor displacement in cattle husbandry due to capital substitution. The research also identified the risk of deforestation rebound in specific Brazilian regions and the likelihood of increased GHG emissions if Soil Organic Carbon fixation isn't factored into the equation. Therefore, there is a critical need for comprehensive strategies to ensure the effective implementation of the ABC+ Plan. This includes bolstering technical assistance coverage, facilitating access to rural credit, supporting low-skilled workers and smallholders, and establishing robust governance and integrated policies.

The aspiration is for this study to serve as a blueprint for evidence-based policy actions. By bridging the gap between research and practical implementation, GPP aims to steer Brazil towards a trajectory of climate-smart agriculture.

GPP’s engagement in the TEEB AgriFood Global Symposium was an enriching experience, exchanging insights while delving deeper into the TEEB initiative's impact across diverse landscapes, including Thailand, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Mexico.


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