Socio-territorial Infrastructure for Amazonia

Socio-territorial Infrastructure for Amazonia

New ways of thinking about infrastructure - sustainable and quality, implemented through appropriate mechanisms and with management throughout its life cycle - are seen as essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implementation of the Paris Agreement, seeking to combine the achievement of climate objectives while creating conditions to combat poverty and inequality.

In recent years in Brazil, the most relevant institutions and networks that operate in the Brazilian Amazon have produced knowledge and provoked a series of discussions about the infrastructure needed for the region from this global trend. The debate that has been taking place in Brazil encompasses more integrated and strategic visions of the future for the Brazilian Amazon and, within this vision, the role of infrastructure; improvements in technical debates about existing infrastructure that would better qualify decision making; and more holistic and strategic conceptions of the very concept of infrastructure and its typologies.

In this context and motivated to contribute to knowledge on the subject, aimed at action and more qualified decision making, FGVces and WWF-Brazil have established a partnership to produce information on existing and proposed infrastructure in the Amazon from the perspective of territorial and sustainable development.

The objective of the research is to contribute to recent debates by proposing a classification of socio-territorial infrastructure for the Brazilian Amazon, defining criteria for such classification, as well as qualifying impacts, beneficiaries, governance and financing, among other attributes.

This goal is in line with recent efforts of the initiative A Concertação pela Amazônia (Concertation for the Amazon), a network of more than 500 leaders from different sectors who work in the region, where the infrastructure theme has already been widely discussed and knowledge produced. In this context, FGVces, WWF and Instituto Arapyaú have joined together to create a Working Group on Socio-Territorial Infrastructure within the Concertação, as an opportunity for a qualified debate in a strategic environment for collective construction and validation of recommendations arising from this discussion, and opening the way for further progress on the subject with the institutions involved. As a starting point, we recognize the contributions of the groups and studies that address the theme, which serve as inspiration and are valuable subsidies for the foundations of the discussion.


Socio-territorial infrastructure classification system: a proposal for Brazilian Amazonia

This document presents the structuring of a classification system - taxonomy - of infrastructures for the Brazilian Amazon. The objective is to contribute to the consolidation of a systematic evaluation process, allowing the identification of which infrastructures can be considered sustainable and adherent to the diversity of the Amazonian territories and the aspirations of sustainable development.

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Bioeconomy and infrastructure in Amazon: state-of-the-art analysis and case studies on infrastructure in Brazil

Based on the recognition that the “traditional” view of infrastructure and its implementation in the Amazonian territory resulted in major adverse socio-environmental impacts and contributed little to the economic and social development of the region, this research project sought to promote a positive discussion about the economic future of the region. Amazon.

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  • Study for the proposal of paths for a classification of infrastructure for the Amazon;
  • Articulation and creation of a Working Group on Socio-territorial Infrastructure in the scope of the initiative A Concertation for the Amazon, with the facilitation of regular meetings;
  • Thematic recommendations for the promotion of socio-territorial infrastructure, focusing on priority sectors.

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