In London, Wilson Lima seeks investments in sustainable AM ​​projects

In London, Wilson Lima seeks investments in sustainable AM ​​projects

While fulfilling an official agenda in London, the capital of England, this Monday (12), Governor Wilson Lima met with the Sustainable Markets Initiative, created by King Charles III, when he was still prince. , in 2020. On the occasion, Wilson Lima highlighted the search for partnerships for sustainable projects already carried out in Amazonas.

Among the sustainability programs that the Government of Amazonas develops, and for which the governor works to prospect partnerships, are Guardians of the Forest, which benefits more than 8,200 families in Conservation Units; Escola da Floresta, which combines education, sustainability and technology; Água Boa, which brings drinking water to inland communities without access to treated water; and the Amazonas 2030 Fund, offering carbon credits to achieve zero net deforestation within six years.

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The Sustainable Markets Initiative was created and presented by then Prince Charles to global political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2020, with the aim of presenting sustainable solutions to the private market that contribute to the transition to a future more sustainable.

“This is an institution created by King Charles III and has connections with other important companies, which have decision-making power and are very concerned with issues related to sustainability. We will then have meetings with our technicians from this institution to understand which models we can apply in the state of Amazonas, how we can direct investments and, also, partnerships in this area of ​​sustainability”, assessed Wilson Lima.

Kew Garden

Accompanied by the State Secretary for the Environment, Eduardo Taveira, the governor of Amazonas was also at the Royal Botanical Garden Kew (RBG Kew), one of the oldest gardens in the world, over 260 years old, considered by UNESCO as a world heritage site and which brings together millions of species from the world’s flora, including those from Brazil and the Amazon itself.

The place is run by Brazilian Alexandre Antonelli, who took over, in 2019, as director of science at the Royal Botanical Garden and coordinates research and studies with the most varied species of plants.

“For us, it was a great pleasure to receive this visit. Brazil, of the 100 countries with which we work, is one of the most important in terms of developing solutions to preserve our nature, but also to find sustainable solutions for socioeconomic development. And we are very pleased to have a conversation at a scientific level, to collaborate and to explore the possibilities for the future”,

said Alexandre Antonelli.

As a result of the meeting, a memorandum of understanding should be created by the Government of Amazonas with RBG Kew to support the construction of the special curriculum that will be used in Escolas da Floresta and increase research capacity in the area of ​​taxonomy (the area of ​​biology responsible for identify, name and classify living beings), in conjunction with the State University of Amazonas (UEA).

Other initiatives, such as promoting research partnerships between RBG Kew and research institutions in Amazonas; and support for promoting research and development for the bioeconomy in the state, should also be included in the memorandum.

“Everything they have in terms of knowledge and expertise is important so that we can protect our forest and, on the other hand, also help generate income, especially for small communities and those in Sustainable Development Reserves”,

highlighted Governor Wilson Lima.


Also at the meeting was William Milliken, one of the researchers at AmazonFace, the main scientific cooperation project between the United Kingdom and Brazil. Governor Wilson Lima congratulated the partnership, as the United Kingdom is the country’s second largest partner in the area of ​​science and technology. Through AmazonFace, scientists seek to understand how the increase in CO2 in the atmosphere affects the Amazon forest and biodiversity.

AmazonFace is coordinated by scientists from the National Institute for Amazonian Research, linked to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Inpa/MCTI), and the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), in international cooperation with the British government and implemented by Met Office – the British weather service. The AmazonFace experimental station is located in an Inpa/MCTI research area, around 80 kilometers from Manaus.

Agenda in London

Wilson Lima’s agendas with SMI and RBG Kew, in London, were the result of meetings between the governor of Amazonas and the United Kingdom ambassador to Brazil, Stephanie Al-Qaq. Still in January, in a meeting with the head of British diplomacy in Brasília, Lima presented the State’s sustainable projects and received the ambassador’s invitation to bilateral meetings in England.

*With information from consultancy

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