THE Ambiental 44 Ltda., responsible for the project “Evaluation and Strengthening of the Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units” supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), was represented at the last meeting of the year of the Project Coordination Working Group (WG Brazil) “Protected Areas and other area-based conservation measures at local government level”, also known as “Local Protected Areas”.
“Local Protected Areas” It is a project of the Ministry of Environment (MMA) of Brazil, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) of Colombia, Ministry of Environment (MAE) of Ecuador and Ministry of Environment (MINAM) of Peru. Germany's Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports the project through the International Climate Initiative (IKI). Implementation in the four countries is carried out by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHby ICLEI & #8211; Local Governments for Sustainability and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The project aims to contribute to strengthening the environmental management and governance of local governments for biodiversity conservation in municipal protected areas and other conservation measures.
Since the beginning of the project “Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units”, a Environmental it's the CEPF Cerrado were invited to be part of the Brazil WG of the “Local Protected Areas”. Thus, the institutions of both projects are sharing information, actions and seeking ways to collaborate to enhance the initiatives. The meeting of GT Brasil, December 4th, in Brasilia (DF), was to discuss the partnership, aiming at valuing the Ecological ICMS in the country. Activities are planned, such as updating the website www.icmsecologico.org, br and the support of discussions on improving this important tribute linked to the conservation of biodiversity. The meeting was also important to update the actions of the “Local Protected Areas” in Brazil and the validation of the project's Annual Operating Plan (POA).
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The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.