To the Hon. Deputy Arthur Lira
President of the Chamber of Deputies
i. Considering the need for financial resource flows for actions, projects and programs aimed at confronting climate change, fostering prosperity, overcoming hunger and poverty, and promoting human dignity;
ii. Considering the urgency pointed out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), endorsed by the United Nations Secretary General and leaders of the European Union and the governments of the United States, Germany, China, and the United Kingdom;
iii. Whereas there is great anticipation about the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on the regulation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, which deals with carbon pricing;
iv. Whereas the transition to a low-carbon economy depends on the progress and success of this negotiation;
v. whereas Brazil has historically played a major role in negotiating climate agreements since Rio-92; to highlight: Kyoto (COP3), Copenhagen (COP15) and Paris (COP21);
vi. Considering that it is in the national interest to reposition Brazil among the global leaders in the international negotiations on climate change and the drive for a sustainable economy, especially by valuing socio-environmental assets and the protection and regeneration of the Amazon;
vii. Considering the freezing of the Amazon Fund for new contributions to activities of
conservation, bioeconomy, command and control.
viii. Considering the content of the debates held during the event “Legal Amazon at COP26”, held in Manaus on October 4th, in a partnership between the Brazil Climate Center (CBC), the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS), the Sustainable Amazon Foundation (FAS) and the Talanoa Institute; The Governors who signed this letter express their support for Bill 528 of 2021, recommending its urgent approval by the House of Representatives, prior to COP26, as well as subsequent approval by the Federal Senate.
The approval of this Bill will allow, in the short and medium term:
1. To increase the competitiveness of the Brazilian economy in the international scenario, based on an increasingly favorable business environment and based on the concepts of sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social and corporate Governance), especially in the Agribusiness sector;
2. Increase Brazil’s ambition and contributions in the efforts to limit the increase of
global average temperature by 1.5ºC, encouraging local action to implement the NDC;
3. To put pressure on other countries, especially the largest economies that are members of the OECD, not to exceed the increase in the global average temperature by 1.5ºC;
4. To create consensus and convergence between international market demands and strengthen the competitive advantages of the Brazilian export sector in the global market;
5. Consolidate the regulated carbon market scenario, aligned among Federal Governments,
States and Municipalities, and considering the socio-environmental safeguards of the native peoples,
traditional populations and rural settlements;
6. Encourage the creation and strengthening of financing mechanisms for climate action in
Amazon and in the other Brazilian Biomes.
We count on your support, and thank you for your efforts and cooperation.
engagement of the National Congress in this theme of enormous relevance to the future of Brazil and the