Government launches program Municipalities Sustainable Amazonas and presents new Environmental Economic Matrix

MS Amazonas program is the first of a series of instruments that will be implemented to reduce deforestation, environmental degradation and fires in the state.
02/02/2017 11h52 - Updated 2/02/2017 11h52
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The Government of Amazonas, through the Secretariat of State for the Environment (Schema), will launch the next day 8, Wednesday, the Amazonas Sustainable Municipalities program (MS Amazonas), with the presence of the Minister of the Environment (MMA), José Sarney Filho. In this ocasion, They will be also signed five terms of technical cooperation with partner institutions for the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity of the Amazon. The ceremony will be held from 14h, in the auditorium of the headquarters of the State, the avenue Brazil, compensates 2, West of Manaus.

MS Amazonas program is the first of a series of instruments that will be implemented to reduce deforestation, environmental degradation and fires in the state, especially the South, associated with the policy of Environmental Economic Matrix. The municipalities of Apuí, Boca do Acre, Manipur, Labrea, Humaita, Novo Aripuana and Canutama will be the first to establish dialogue with Sema to join the program.

"The goal of MS Amazon is to enhance and integrate the environmental characteristics, social, economic and industrial, respecting the diverse population, cultural, and the wealth and entrepreneurship, to combat deforestation in the Amazon ", said the Secretary of State for the Environment, Antonio Costs.

Environmental Economic Matrix is ​​the main purpose of growth for the state and alternative to the Manaus Free Trade Zone, with the implementation of a new sustainable economy focused on developing projects for the natural resources of the Amazon, such as, fish fruit, drugs, cosmetics, among others.

Cooperation

Among the institutions that sign the terms of cooperation are the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Institute of Man and Environment in the Amazon (Imazon), River House, conservation International (CI), besides the State Secretary of Finance (Sefaz), Institute of Amazonas Environmental Protection (Ipaam), Fire Department and Agricultural Defense Agency and Forest Amazonas State (ADAF).

SUBJECT MATTER: Launch of the Amazonas Sustainable Municipalities program (MS Amazonas) and presentation of the new Environmental Economic Matrix as state policy.

LOCAL: Auditorium of the Amazonas State Government headquarters, the avenue Brazil, Compensates neighborhood, West zone.

SCHEDULE: 14h.


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