RIO+ and FINEP Team-up to Protect the Amazon

Seeking to carve out a financing platform for technological and sustainable development in the Brazilian and International Amazon, the RIO+Centre has forged a partnership with the Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos – Studies and Projects Financing Agency – (FINEP), to establish financing criteria that is rooted in the principles of sustainable development.

FINEP is a government institution that finances science, technology and innovation both in public and private initiatives. Within this context, the RIO+-FINEP partnership will guide the development of a system to evaluate proposals for financing in the Amazon region that generate income while respecting social and environmental equilibrium. As a legacy of the Rio+20 Conference and in line with its Outcome Document, the RIO+Centre will emphasise the need to balance and interlock the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development in order to promote human well-being in one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world.

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