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A decarbonisation pathway for Brazil’s agribusiness powerhouse, Mato Grosso

9 September 2021, 10:30 BST

Mato Grosso is Brazil’s largest producer of soy, corn, cotton and cattle, and has growth potential in the sectors of agribusiness, tourism, fisheries, creative economy and jewellery.

To reach it's target of net zero emissions by 2050, Mato Grosso has been working with the Climate Pathway Project to develop a long term pathway to emissions reduction. And, with over 95% of the state's greenhouse gas emissions related to land use change, agriculture and livestock, actions to meet the target focus strongly on these sectors and include:

  • Sustainable forest management
  • Reduction of the risk of forest fires
  • Forest conservation and maintenance
  • Land tenure regularisation 
  • Commercial reforestation 

Earlier this year, we interviewed representatives from the Government of Mato Grosso, Brazil, and discussed how to drive change in the agriculture, forestry and other land use sector with key actors, the potential for decarbonisation in the same sector, and policies, learnings, advice and next steps for implementing actions from this Brazilian state.

Find out more in Mato Grosso's case study - available to download below - which was developed as part of the Climate Pathway Project.

The Climate Pathway Project supports state and regional governments to develop a transformational process, or ‘pathway’, to reducing emissions while supporting economic and social development, in collaboration with local communities and businesses.


A decarbonisation pathway for Brazil’s agribusiness powerhouse, Mato Grosso.pdf

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Date added: 09/09/21