Background for the National Strategy
In addition to promoting the convergence and synergy of ongoing continental initiatives in Brazil, Fundación Avina seeks to identify and support national initiatives that help to achieve several goals:
Foster the transition from the current economy to a new model in which the “value of nature” is a fundamental factor in society’s decision-making.
Promote structural solutions to improve the quality of secondary education in Brazil.
Achieve a truly effective participatory democracy that broadens and enhances the participation and empowerment of all citizens.
Support alliances and strategies to monitor the impact of investments made in planning for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics on sustainability, transparency and social legacy.
Define a new “architecture” for the sustainability of civil society organizations, particularly those defending human rights.
Opportunities for advancing elements of Avina's continental strategy in Argentina include initiatives to support recycling, improving public access to water, mitigating climate change, preserving the Amazonian biome and promoting inclusive markets.
Please click the links to the right to see the initiatives for the current country.
Work done by Avina and its allies to ensure the sustainability of the Amazonian biome ecosystem and to protect the quality of life for local populations has resulted in the conservation of 80% of the delicate ecosystem.
For years, Avina has worked in this initiative in different Latin American countries, enabling Uruguayan recyclers to learn best practices in the region and, in turn, to disseminate information on the work carried out in the country. Avina has collaborated with and facilitated the establishment of some cooperatives.
Avina’s commitments and engagements in Nicaragua demonstrate that the mobilization and coordination among different sectors of society can transform the management of Latin American cities, as well as encourage public administration guided by indicators and specific goals to improve the quality of life for all citizens.
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Access to Water
Through initial investments, Avina has identified community solutions that are producing tangible, sustainable and scalable results to increase access to water.
South American Chaco
Over the past decade, Avina has supported the formation of international networks in the South American Chaco and collaborated with these new partners to advance the cause of sustainable development and environmental protection. Avina and its allies have identified and supported productive solutions that are not only sustainable, but that also demonstrate the viability of preserving the environment while producing economic value in the region.
To ensure migrations are a source of prosperity and integration for Latin America, link the collaborative work between different sectors of society at the local and global levels, and channel efforts towards a regulatory, institutional and ethical framework of dignified, formal, democratic and sustainable human mobility.
Avina Supported the Creation of the Fundo Amazônia
One of Avina’s closest allies in Brazil is forestry consultant and social entrepreneur, Tasso Azevedo, who is responsible for the creation of the Fundo Amazônia,the largest fund in the world supporting projects that combat deforestation and forest degradation. The fund has already collected USD 100 million for projects aimed at sustainable use of forests.
Tasso Azevedo also played a key role in the process during the COP15 world climate change conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark, which resulted in the Brazilian government committing to a 20% reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions. This goal was incorporated into the National Policy for Climate Change, which authorizes the government to use tax and regulatory incentives to achieve this objective.
Tasso received financial support from Avina and Climate Works Foundation in all these actions.
Avina Supports the Establishment of the Latin American Network of Environmental Prosecutors
With the goal of promoting coordinated action among environmental prosecutors, Avina supported the creation and consolidation of the Latin American Network of Environmental Prosecutors, which already has 200 members from 15 Latin American countries after only two years of operation. The network enhances the visibility of the work of environmental prosecutors throughout Latin America.
Prosecutors in the network share experiences and methods of applying environmental legislation to promote integrated and orchestrated action. The network also seeks to facilitate technical training for its members, strengthens the role of national environmental prosecutors and provides support for efforts to defend the environment in countries where network members operate.