- Guidelines for large construction projects in the Amazon
Spaces for mobilization and liaison were also created, involving nearly 350 people representing more than 130 institutions, including companies, the financial sector, the government and civil society.
Guidelines for the following were delineated: regional planning, complementing measures and initiatives now led by environmental licensing, taking into account different visions of impacted regions; a proposal for financial instruments able to inject prior resources into broadly structured investments and to connect them to a long-term legacy, contributing to governance and transparency in resource management; mapping of stakeholders and institutional capacities to be strengthened; protection of children, adolescents and women; protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, traditional communities and communities of descendants of runaway slaves; and the allocation and use of forest materials arising from authorized vegetation removal.
These guidelines point to concrete paths in the field of self-regulation for enterprising companies, construction firms and consultancies to innovate in their practices. In the public sector, these guidelines will stimulate discussion of fundamental instruments in the area, namely regional planning and the use of existing channels (and others to be created) for the collective construction of agendas and strengthening of capacities, as well as monitoring of compliance with laws. For civil society, the guidelines pave the way for increasing its participation in regional planning decisions in the context of large construction projects.