Synergia presents a panel on Environmental Governance in the Amazon at the VII International Congress of International Environmental Law

Posted in: 11/06/2023

Synergia was present at the VII International Congress on International Environmental Law , held by the Doctoral Programs in International Environmental Law and Masters in Environmental Law and International Law at the Catholic University of Santos, between the 25th and 27th of October. Representing the company, Miriam Armelin, Project Manager, was responsible for the presentation at the Environmental Governance in the Amazon panel . 

The congress aimed to bring together students, professionals and experts in the field, as well as public and private institutions to debate tackling climate issues and analyze governance actions. 

During the Environmental Governance in the Amazon panel, Mirian Armerlin addressed the urban context in the Amazon based on social and environmental challenges , the search for more sustainable and inclusive solutions and the importance of intersectoral partnerships to support sustainable development in the region . 

Catholic University of Santos promotes VII International Congress on International Environmental Law. Photo: Synergia
Synergia highlights operations in the Amazon region. Photo: Synergia

Furthermore, some of the actions developed by Synergia Socioambiental in Barcarena (PA) were presented. Among these, the Sustainable Barcarena Initiative (IBS), in which Synergia manages the Executive Secretariat, and the Estilo Barcarena project – aimed at enhancing local sewing, through the development of women in the area of ​​haute couture. In addition to these, the Travessia Barcarena project which contributed to local families in situations of  socioeconomic vulnerability , worsened by the  covid-19 pandemic . 

Miriam also showed how Synergia has strengthened its presence and the work carried out in the Amazon region over the last few years, whether through the evolution of the scope of services provided, the development of the Amazon Series and the production of the documentary “ The Forest You Don’t See – Narratives of the Middle Xingu ”. 

For Adriana Barros, International Relations manager at Synergia, the VII International Congress of International Environmental Law was an opportunity for Synergia to present part of its long experience in the Amazon territory and dialogue with experts for an exchange of experience: “The debate around Environmental Governance in the Amazon becomes relevant due to the complexity of relationships between different actors, who have different knowledge and experiences, with different activities and interests.” 

Furthermore, it was possible to highlight the positive impact of participatory methodologies : “The importance of democratic participatory processes, which consider the structured presence of various actors, such as the population and local community organizations , for development actions and projects in the region was evident in the panel. Without considering this premise, we will make little progress in sustainable development”, adds Adriana. 

SDG11 – Sustainable cities and communities
SDG13 – Climate action

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