The CIPÓ Platform and the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) are holding a workshop on “International cooperation for the Amazon: ways to implement the Belém Declaration” on October 17. The event, which is closed to invited guests, will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Brasília time) at the ACTO headquarters in the federal capital.
This is the first meeting of ACTO member countries to discuss strategies for implementing the commitments agreed during the Amazon Summit, held in August. On that occasion, the eight countries signed the Belém Declaration, which consolidates a common agenda for promoting sustainable development in the region and proposes measures to avoid the point of no return in the Amazon, such as an Amazon Alliance to Combat Deforestation, a Center for International Police Cooperation in the Amazon and a “Green Coalition” led by the region’s development banks.
In addition to the ACTO member countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela), authorities from the European Union, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the other two largest river basins in the world, located in the Republic of Congo and Indonesia, will be present.
The event will be attended by ambassadors, representatives of civil society, the General Secretariat of the Presidency and the ministries of Indigenous Peoples, Environment and Climate Change, Finance and Foreign Affairs.