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COVERAGE OF COP26

11/11/2021

Cooperatives will be the highlight at the Brazilian pavilion at COP26

OCB’s general manager will present success cases and a manifesto defending cooperation as a strategy to stop the advance of global warming.

The experience and positioning of Brazilian cooperatives on environmental issues will be presented this Friday (12) at the Brazilian pavilion at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26), in Glasgow, Scotland. The Organization of the Brazilian Cooperatives (OCB) will be represented by the entity’s general manager, Fabíola Nader Motta.

In an interview to the channel Agromais, Fabíola highlighted the commitment of cooperatives to combat illegal deforestation and to sustainability. “Cooperatives are already a form of sustainable production. They care about the environment and people. That is why we reinforce the importance of governments recognizing the cooperative movement as a form of public policy”, said Fabíola.

The general manager of OCB will present in Glasgow experiences of cooperatives that have managed to reduce by up to five times the emission of greenhouse gases, as is the case of the Mixed Agricultural Cooperative of Tomé-Açu, in Pará, in operation since the 1930’s and an example of how it is possible to produce food without deforesting.

Fabíola will also present at COP26 other cases of cooperatives committed to sustainability, especially in areas such as sustainable energy and biogas. Some Brazilian cooperatives already have the infrastructure to generate their own renewable energy. For farmers to be able to develop these projects, OCB brings knowledge and technology to the cooperative movement.

MANIFESTO

Earlier this week, the organization launched a manifesto with the vision and position of the Brazilian cooperative movement regarding sustainability and environmental preservation of the planet. The text published by the OCB presents five guiding principles aimed at the COP26 debates and praises environmental cooperation as a strategy to stop the advance of global warming.

In the document, the cooperatives defend the regulation of the carbon market; the strict and comprehensive fight against illegal deforestation of the Amazon and other Brazilian biomes; the regulation of laws that encourage the adoption of measures to protect and preserve the environment; the Brazilian production of food to fight hunger and ensure food security in the world; and the adoption of public policies to promote the cooperative movement as a sustainable productive arrangement.

For the Brazilian cooperative movement, reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere is fundamental, and one of the most intelligent ways to do this is by regulating the international carbon market and valuing productive models of low emission and capture of pollutants, besides enabling easier access to resources for projects in favor of the preservation, conservation and recovery of the environment.

Read the manifesto at: //en/

Check out the interview with Fabíola Nader Motta, from OCB, on the Agromais channel: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJmmeyUz9iA