The biggest global effort to mitigate climate change ever devised by a subnational state
In December 2015, during the Paris Climate Convention (COP 21), the Government of Mato Grosso launched the Produce, Conserve and Include (PCI – Produzir, Conservar, Incluir) Strategy.
The PCI was designed in partnership between the government and institutions from different sectors of society.
The PCI is a landmark in the state’s sustainable development agenda and its vision for Mato Grosso is to achieve social and economic development through sustainable land use.
This vision is embodied in a broad plan that includes goals in its three pillars and built through a participatory process integrating the agendas of actors from the public and private sectors and civil society.
The PCI integrates existing policies and builds upon previous efforts to reduce deforestation, expand compliance with the Brazilian National Forest Code, fulfill sustainability commitments in supply chains, create opportunities around REDD+ and promote economic development and social inclusion for small indigenous and traditional farmers and communities.
PCI's goals directly contribute to the Brazilian NDC under the Paris Agreement and to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs.
If achieved, the goals represent:
Starting in 2019, the PCI Strategy will be implemented in partnership with Instituto PCI.
Expansion and increase in the efficiency of agricultural and forestry production.
Conservation of native vegetation and restoration of liabilities.
Socioeconomic inclusion of family farming and traditional populations
The Mato Grosso Carbon Neutral program has a voluntary target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in 2030 and achieve zero emissions by 2035 (fifteen years before the national target of 2050). The program contributes to the global Race to Zero campaign launched by the UK and Chile Climate Champions.
The program already has 12 Priority Actions listed carried out through a collaborative process between the government of the State of Mato Grosso, led by the State Secretariat for the Environment of Mato Grosso (SEMA-MT), with technicians from the Climate Group (CG), Winrock International, the Governors' Forest and Climate Task Force (GCF Taskforce) and the Mato Grosso Climate Change Forum (FMMC), as well as other important stakeholders from the public and private sector.
Click here to view the Report on Development and Assessment of Mato Grosso's Decarbonization Trajectory
For stakeholders who share the rural landscape of the state of Mato Grosso and its governance, the PCI Strategy can offer a wide range of opportunities that constitute its added value, such as:
Agriculture (soybeans, corn and cotton)
Production and Market Inclusion