The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) signs on Thursday (3), at the Ministry of the Environment, in Brasilia, Amazon Fund loan agreement with the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama). The funds will be used to support the transportation logistics of environmental monitoring activities and control of deforestation in the Amazon.
The project will ensure the enforcement actions of the environmental agency for a period of 15 months, with a total budget of R $ 56,3 millions, which will be used to pay for the provision of air and land transport rental services used in the field in enforcement actions.
The supported activities will be concentrated in the regions that suffer most deforestation pressure, according to alerts issued by the Deforestation Detection System in the Amazon in Real Time (DETER), the National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
The monitoring actions, control and monitoring undertaken by IBAMA in the Amazon were instrumental in reducing Amazon deforestation rates Legal 27,7 square kilometers in 2004 for 6,2 square kilometers in 2015.
History - Managed by BNDES, under the coordination of Ministry of Environment, the Amazon Fund operates in three areas of the Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Deforestation in the Legal Amazon (PPCD): environmental monitoring and control; land and land use planning; and promoting sustainable productive activities.
Have R $ donations were taken 2,5 billion from the governments of Norway, from Germany (through the German Development Bank - KfW), and Petrobras, for use in projects to reduce deforestation and sustainable development of the Amazon..
Foreign donors have signaled the intention to make further contributions, which will add an additional $ 2,2 billion, and shall also authorize the extension of the application deadline of resources for another ten years, from 2020 for 2030.
This new financing agreement with Ibama make up the portfolio of the Fund has, currently, 85 projects supported, no total value of R $ 1,3 billion. This is the second Ibama project with the Amazon Fund resources, what, in 2014, contracted financing of R $ 14,7 million with the body for strengthening project of the National Center for Prevention and Control of Forest Fires (Prevfogo).
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