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COP19 Side Event – Growth with protection: Combining economic and climate goals in Brazil and other nations

COP19, 2013-11-20

With increasing global demand for food and commodities and growing climate risks, many nations currently face the challenge of combining growth in agricultural production with the protection of their natural resources. Many are exploring ways to do so, including using an economy-wide, integrated approach that provides incentives to optimize land productivity.

Brazil has reduced emissions significantly in the last decade by combating deforestation. Moving forward, it plans to focus more broadly on policies that combine economic growth, social inclusion, and ecosystem protection.

The Brazilian Ministry of Environment shared its new approach to achieving a low-carbon economy. Climate Policy Initiative presented analysis that helps identify challenges and opportunities in Brazil and elsewhere. The invited panelists offered their perspectives on the challenges of promoting sustainable development and climate change policies. Panelists also discussed opportunities for promoting international cooperation in these efforts.

Time: 13:15—14:45, 20 November, 2013

Place: Room Cracow, COP19

Introduction

Mr. Carlos Klink, Secretary for Climate Change, Brazilian Ministry of the Environment

Presentations and panel discussion

Mrs. Izabella Teixeira, Brazil’s Minister of the Environment

Mr. Thomas Heller, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)

Mrs. Endah Murniningtyas, Indonesia’s Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment

Mr. Marcelo Vieira, Adecoagro Brazil

Mrs. Rachel Kyte, Vice President, Sustainable Development, The World Bank

Mrs. Tine Sundtoft, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway

Mr. Thomas Lingard, Global Advocacy Director, Unilever