Committee Members

Several organizations have participated and contributed to the PCI Monitoring Committee, including WRI, EDF, TFA, IPAM, TNC, ONF, Pecsa, in addition to government bodies such as, SEMA, SEDEC, SEAF and the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Government of Mato Grosso..

Coordinationnação: Marcela Paranhos | Sustainable Trade Initiative – IDH

In 2021, members are expected to confirm their participation. If your institution is organization in participating in this Committee, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Initial Cost Estimate

In 2015, an estimate of investments needed to achieve the goals was prepared by those participating in the construction of the PCI Strategy and was presented by the government at the launch of the PCI Strategy at the COP in Paris.

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Unlocking Forest Finance Project

The Unlocking Forest Finance Project, completed in 2016, aimed to help design a more sustainable scenario for the state of Mato Grossο, and to study the economic feasibility for this transition. From the beginning, the project had a partnership with the government of Mato Grosso, through the State Secretariat for the Environment. The data initially generated by the UFF were used as a subsidy to define the goals of the Produce, Conserve and Include (PCI) Strategy launched by the state of MT during COP 21, which took place in Paris in 2015.
The project, led by the Global Canopy Program has the IPAM as an Implementing partner in Mato Grosso, and 13 partner institutions and takes place in three different geogrpahic localities: Mato Grosso and Acre, in Brazil, and San Martin, in Peru.
Between 2013 and 2016, researchers conducted 116 interviews with 42 different organizations to choose the activities that would be analyzed and to design a transition scenario for Mato Grosso, involving the pillars of production, conservation and sustainable livelihoods. The transition scenarios were built not from a market demand projection, but from the view of the actors from each sector involved about the future of each activity, its bottlenecks and how they could improve using sustainability (economic, social and environmental) criteria.
According to the study’s estimates, an additional investment of approximately 43.4 billion reais would be necessary for the financing and defrayal of costs in the sectors of agriculture, livestock and forestry, through credit lines that can largely come from the ABC and PRONAF Plans (National Program for Strengthening of Family Farming). If the costs of protected areas are also added up, the estimated total for the transition in Mato Grosso for the next 15 years will be of about 46 billion reais.

Diagnosis and Strategic Planning

Trama Consultancy was hired with the support of the Sustainable Trade Initiative - IDH, to present the PCI Strategy’s 2017-2030 Implementation Plan of the state of Mato Grosso.
The objective was to develop an action plan that contributes to the achievement of the goals defined for each of the pillars. For this, the following work process was proposed:
Map the current state’s conditions for the implementation of the PCI Strategy, involving a survey of secondary data on ongoing initiatives at the state and national levels, as well as conducting interviews with the main actors associated with the Strategy’s pillars.
Based on the results of the mapping, discuss the current situation of the PCI with society and collectively build action plans that enable and expedite the Strategy’s implementation considering its objectives and goals.
The dynamics of the work carried out resulted in a set of proposals that were grouped into 5 key cross-cutting themes:
i) financing mechanisms
ii) environmental regularization
iii) land use regularization
iv) markets
v) production and diffusion of technology and good practices.
Within the 5 themes there are 25 systemic actions divided into 105 stages that allow us to advance the key themes, ensuring that they operate as enabling factors for the PCI’s goals.
The work also identified as a priority the creation of a financial and managerial mechanism for the Strategy, which became the PCI Institute.

Creation of the Working Group

At the end of 2017, within the scope of the PCI Strategy State Committee, the Value, Engagement and Communication Working Group was created, aiming at attracting private investments and partnerships. This working group was later incorporated into the current PCI Investment Committee.

Survey of investment opportunities in sustainable value chains in Mato Grosso

In 2017, PCI member, Agroicone, with the support of the Global Canopy Program - GCP, started to identify and collect information on investment opportunities in sustainable value chains in Mato Grosso. Agroicone aimed to contribute to the Produce, Conserve and Include - PCI strategy of the state of Mato Grosso by conducting economic-financial analyses of cases (business models) that were potentially scalable and replicable, with a focus on agribusiness chains. Throughout 2015, Agroicone contributed to the development of the PCI strategy with economic analyses and projections of Mato Grosso's agriculture and livestock. The PCI Strategy was presented by the state government at the 2015 COP21 in Paris. Based on the mapping and dialogue with Trama's consultants, Agroicone selected the cases that had the greatest potential for success, including those already identified by the PCI committee.

Partnership with the Tropical Forest Alliance

The Tropical Forest Alliance is a multi-sectoral partnership that involves governments, companies, civil society, indigenous organizations and international organizations to advance a sustainable commodity-production agenda.
The PCI was presented at a TFA event in September 2016, during New York Climate Week.
In November 2017, the Alliance invited the then deputy governor of Mato Grosso to a preparatory workshop in London, with representatives from global civil society organizations and leading companies in the supply chain and financial services sectors. The event took place in conjunction with the Innovation Forum, enabling the state to introduce the PCI to a target group of global investors and donors. The feedback from this meeting was used to improve the quality of individual projects for the Implementation Dialogue in March.
The Implementation Dialogue took place in São Paulo in March 2018. The success stories selected by Agroicone for the PCI were presented to investment groups such as Althelia Ecosphere & Green Fund, private banks such as ABN AMRO and Santander, multilateral banks such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, and buyers such as Cargill, COFCO, Bunge, Walmart and Carrefour, among others.
In March 2018, during the TFA’s Second General Assembly in Brasília, the State of Mato Grosso became officially part of the Alliance.
The Alliance is also part of the PCI Investment Committee and currently coordinates its Corporate Action Group.
In 2020, the PCI was introduced to the TFA Jurisdiction Exchange Network:

As part of TFA's effort to support jurisdictional initiatives, the Jurisdictional Approaches Resources Hub was launched as a website dedicated to listing tools of interest to companies and partners who want to support jurisdictional initiatives, including a Landscape Scale Action for Forests, People, and Sustainable Production: A Practical Guide for Companies.

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In September 2018, during the Global Climate Action Summit in California, the PCI announced the creation of its Corporate Action Group with the support of EDF.
The group’s objective is to provide a place to facilitate corporate involvement in projects in Mato Grosso, provide opportunities to support the PCI's goals and create a communication channel between companies and the PCI Institute.

Pathways for Sustainable Landscapes

The PSPL is a map of risks and opportunities for companies operating in Mato Grosso. Through an analysis of risk classes of deforestation at the municipal level, the map encourages companies to operate in the territory by creating support and incentive mechanisms aimed at continuous improvement.


Produced with the support of EDF and TFA, the PCI project pitchbook aims to provide a "menu" of projects taking place in Mato Grosso to engage corporate actors.
The goal is to make it simple for companies to understand how they can connect the sustainability efforts in their supply chains to the jurisdictional strategy, thus contributing to its success but also to fulfilling their own sustainability commitments.
The projects in this book were chosen based on a set of criteria developed by the PCI Committee. Each project has committed itself to supporting the goals of at least two of the pillars of the PCI (produce, conserve, include) and has demonstrated a commitment to zero illegal deforestation. The projects are already underway and are potentially replicable across the state.
The pitchbook was launched at the Tropical Forest Alliance meeting in Bogotá, Colombia in 2019.

Commodities Jurisdiction Approach – CJA

Created by Climate Focus, WWF and Meridian Institute, this initiative intends for companies to preferably direct their purchases to jurisdictions that implement programs that reduce deforestation and its associated emissions. These jurisdictions will benefit from trade and additional revenues, which complement the potential climate funding associated with reducing emissions related to forests.
The CJA criteria are inspired by the FCPF, and the PCI has been directing efforts so that Mato Grosso can meet these criteria..

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Source-up (IDH)

Developed by the IDH, Source-Up, formerly known as Verified Sourcing Areas (VSA), is an innovative model based on an online market platform that connects the demand for agricultural products sustainably produced with local advances in sustainability. The model can (i) help companies contribute to the SDGs at scale through agricultural products, (ii) understand how to address deforestation and social issues regionally through public-private partnerships, and (iii) Learn how companies and regional initiatives work together to improve the sustainability of the supply chain.
The PCI, represented by its Executive Director, participates in the Global Steering Committee that helped develop the Source-Up tool.

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I​DH landscape program

S ince 2009, the IDH has been operating in Brazil developing programs in the soy, cotton, coffee and wood production chains. As of 2015, the program started to focus on the territorial approach. The IDH landscape program is an integrated approach to production, protection and inclusion for sustainable natural management in its regions of operation. In Mato Grosso, the program focuses on supporting the state’s PCI Strategy, forming PCI Regional Compacts and co-financing projects with the private sector in relevant value chains.

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Programa Global REDD Early Movers (REM)

Launched at the Rio+20 Conference, in 2012, the REDD + for Early Movers is a compensation initiative that rewards nations that present positive results in forest conservation. At the end of 2017, the State of Mato Grosso received funding from the governments of Germany and the United Kingdom, which were earmarked for institutional strengthening actions and direct support programs for beneficiaries such as rural producers, indigenous peoples and family farmers in addition to traditional communities. The REM Program, carried out by SEMA-MT is integrated with the State System of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), with the Produce, Conserve, Include (PCI) Institute, and with the Deforestation and Forest Fires Prevention and Control Plan (PPCDIF), directly contributing to the achievement of the goals set for environmental conservation and deforestation reduction in the state.

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Partnership for Green Economy (PAGE)

The Partnership for Action for a Green Economy - PAGE - supports countries interested in advancing towards more inclusive economies, which seek to use resources efficiently and with low carbon emissions. In 2012, the final document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20 - "The future we want", recognized the Green Economy as a channel for the promotion of sustainable development and the eradication of poverty. At the time, there was a call for the United Nations to support countries interested in the transition to greener and more inclusive economies. In response to this call, five UN agencies: UNIDO, UNEP, ILO, UNDP and UNITAR - created PAGE - Partnership for Action for a Green Economy, with the objective of meeting the growing demands of countries that seek to develop and implement Green Economy strategies in their territory. The Green Economy is one that results in the improvement of human well-being and social equality, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological imbalances. After the launch of the PCI Strategy - Produce, Conserve and Include, in December/2015, at COP 21 in Paris, the State of Mato Grosso in 2016, through Decree No. 739 of 11/10/2016, signed a partnership with PAGE and the program was started with the objective of contributing to the equitable and sustainable transformation of economic structures aiming to achieve environmental sustainability, create decent jobs, reduce poverty and improve human well-being. Mato Grosso was the first subnational state in the world to receive support from PAGE.

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World Bank Development Policy Loan (DPL)

In 2019, the state of Mato Grosso received a USD 250 million loan to regain fiscal sustainability and increase institutional capacity for sustainable agriculture, forest conservation and mitigation of climate change. The program supports fiscal sustainability policies and management of economic growth based on “nature-based solutions” for environmental protection and mitigation of climate change in the state.

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