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The Amazon Forest defense in a local perspective: how do Brazilian parliamentarians from the Amazon region vote on environmental bills?

Mônica Sodré
Mônica Rezende
Brazilian parliamentarians (TBC)
Brazilian indigenous leader (TBC)
Event by: Rede de Ação Política pela Sustentabilidade
Format
Virtual
Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
Language
English
Portuguese

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The Amazon Forest defense in a local perspective: how do Brazilian parliamentarians from the Amazon region vote on environmental bills?

The region of the so-called Legal Amazon concentrates more than half (58.9%) of the Brazilian national territory, brings together 9 states, 772 municipalities, and has representation of 91 Federal Deputies in the National Congress (which has, in all, 513 parliamentarians). Today, some of the main bills of the country's climate agenda pass through the National Congress, topics such as the carbon market, mining in indigenous lands and land tenure regularization, decisions that have a direct impact on the sustainable development of the Amazon region and on the control of deforestation, which is today the main factor in the emission of greenhouse gases in Brazil.

In this context, the Political Action Network for Sustainability conducted in 2022 a study that analyzed how Brazilian Federal Deputies from the Amazon region voted on 7 topics of great relevance to the environment, all proposed in the current legislature. The event aims to present the findings of this study, and will propose a debate with Brazilian Federal Deputies and invited indigenous leaders, proposing a reflection on the role of parliamentarians from the Amazon region in the climate agenda.

The event, which will take the form of an online panel, will last 1h30 and will be divided into 3 stages:

1) Presentation of the study and methodology by the authors: the Political Scientist Mônica Sodré and the Public Administrator and Internationalist Mônica Rezende;

2) Contribution from parliamentarians representatives of the Amazon region, and also from invited indigenous leaders;

3) Open debate and interaction with the public.

The Political Action Network for Sustainability – RAPS is a Brazilian non-partisan and independent civil society organization with 10 years of experience, whose mission is to contribute to the improvement of democracy and the Brazilian political process through the support, connection and development of political leaders committed to the country's transformation, encouraging networking with a focus on sustainable development. In order to do so, RAPS connects, supports and develops a network of over 700 leaders committed to this agenda, which 228 of them are elected politicians from different regions and parties.