Researcher suggests that MS lead the creation of metrics for the “green economy” – Environment

Researcher suggests that MS lead the creation of metrics for the “green economy” – Environment
Researcher suggests that MS lead the creation of metrics for the “green economy” – Environment

When questioning a speaker with a doctorate in Law and Bioeconomy, Eduardo Riedel was provoked into being the protagonist

Doctor and master in law from Harvard University, Daniel Vargas, opened the State Forum on Climate Change, with a lecture on Climate Transition and Conversion of Green into Value’ (Photo: Paulo Francis)

Interested in placing Mato Grosso do Sul as a pioneer in the issue of sustainability and becoming a Carbon Neutral State by 2030, governor Eduardo Riedel (PSDB), listened attentively to the lecture by the researcher and Coordinator of the FGV Bioeconomy Observatory (Fundação Getúlio Vargas) , Daniel Vargas, this Monday morning (1st), at Sebrae.

During the explanation on ‘Climate Transition and Conversion of Green into Value’, the doctor and master in law from Harvard University, explained the process of decarbonizing the Planet through four pillars: agriculture, livestock, transport and trade.

After giving practical examples on the topics, the speaker showed the problems with the metrics used by northern countries that have globalized, leaving green conversion uneven.

When explaining the green conversion of livestock farming, the specialist explained that while on the one hand cattle emit methane, on the other hand they sequester: “Balance is decisive for production quality” (Photo: Paulo Francis)

“The only chance for the world to complete the green transition is to adjust and tropicalize the metrics of the realities of the northern world with other countries. We need to change the way we do the economic assessment of activities. To accurately measure and qualify.”

In this way, he suggested three priority tasks: creating a national base of metric references to reference each hectare of the country, embracing another form of diplomacy and participating proudly in discussions.

Riedel questioned the speaker about ‘to what extent is it necessary to change internally to strengthen geopolitics?’. For Daniel, the answer lies in initiatives led by state projects.

It is not the best way to wait for solutions from Brasília (DF). If you look at the country’s history, almost, the federal government learns from the best experiences, systematizes and generalizes what works. Mato Grosso do Sul can and should be a leader in this field of creating Brazilian tropical production bases and presenting them to the world, as a reference that the world should embrace. It’s not that we’re against them, it’s just that for the rest of the planet to also make its green transition, they need to embrace the reference data we have.”

Researcher and Coordinator of the Bioeconomy Observatory at FGV (Fundação Getúlio Vargas), Daniel Vargas (Photo: Paulo Francis)

The doctor states that the embryo of good science, data and projects already exists in Brazil. “There are countless researchers from Embrapa, who already have references on what the quality of sustainable production is. We need to combine this dispersed scientific knowledge with centralized diplomacy. With a national base. Use it as a platform to negotiate these references abroad. Equip, strengthen this leadership and initiative to reach the negotiation tables and combat prejudices with knowledge”.

Schedule – Daniel’s talk opened the Mato Grosso do Sul State Climate Change Forum: “For a Green MS, the time is now”. During the afternoon of Monday (1st), the event will focus on two thematic panels. In the first, entitled “Climate agenda: missions and mitigation”, experts such as Renato Roscoe, Jeconias Júnior and Mônica de Los Rios will discuss the adherence of municipalities to the climate agenda, state jurisdictional Redd+ strategies, and the role of the productive sector in this context.

The second panel, “Connecting the three pillars of sustainability in practice”, will bring reflections on restoration actions as drivers of development, sustainable production and its social impacts, and the contribution of tourism to climate action, in addition to the MS Carbon Neutral 2030 Program .

The following day, April 2, the forum will offer practical workshops, all focused on the application of sustainable solutions in different sectors, such as livestock, fire management, carbon neutral strategies, conservation of water resources and innovative models of sustainable agriculture.

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