With a busy agenda at the world climate conference, COP26, Governor João Doria (PSDB) presented in Glasgow, Scotland, this Monday, the 1st, projects for environmental preservation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the State of São Paulo and in Amazon.
“São Paulo is the only state that expanded its vegetation coverage, which in three years increased by 3%. There is no deforestation in São Paulo, we have a very large environmental surveillance, using technology and a series of actions”, said the governor during a press conference at COP26.
Doria highlighted the São Paulo Reforestation program, which should provide for the restoration of 1.5 million hectares of native forest in São Paulo, and the launch of the public notice for 100 millions of reais, through the Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP), for research on environmental development in the Amazon.
“It is an important step, even if the value is not very high, to expand the protection of the Amazon rainforest through research,” said Doria. “The fund could grow up to 500 million reais with the participation of the private sector.”
The governor arrived in Glasgow last Saturday, the 30th, and is expected to return to Brazil this Tuesday, the 2nd. Doria has already participated in some events, such as the session “Cities and Declarations: An overview of her current work on climate innovation and trends and future needs”, on Monday, and the collective “World Cities Day”, organized by the international NGO Local Governors for Sustainability (ICLEI), which brings together state leaders from 43 countries.
Thirteen governors from Brazil are taking part in this year’s world climate conference, including Romeu Zema (Novo), from Minas Gerais, Eduardo Leite (PSDB), from Rio Grande do Sul, and Paulo Câmara (PSDB), from Pernambuco.