Forests are the infrastructure of the Amazon, NGOs propose in letter to presidential candidates

Folha de S. Paulo, Ana Carolina Amaral in 06/07/2022

A group of NGOs and social movements calls, in a letter, for the infrastructure planning to include consultation with the population from the beginning of the process and not only in the licensing phases of the works, when the government’s option for the execution of a project has already been made.

The document was produced after three days of meetings with 60 participants from the GT Infraestrutura, a group formed by environmental NGOs, social movements and indigenous organisations.

The group calls for a “”moratorium for new large energy projects in the Amazon until there is a review of the National Energy Plan in light of the country’s climate commitments”” and urges projects in the Amazon to take into account the region’s sustainability and development.


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