Created: 03 June 2015


"Wood construction is the answer to the question of how we will build climate neutral buildings to meet world’s needs"

Michael Green, architect who promotes the use of wood in the building environment.

Michael Green


"We cannot, in 2016, still think that using wood is just deforestation and environmental problems. We need to use these resources, forests and timber, to generate answers to the problems of Brazilian society."

Ricardo Russo, conservation analyst at WWF-Brazil.

Ricardo Russo


"This current moment shows a universal political will to see the Paris Agreement that is beginning to work."

José Antonio Marcondes de Carvalho, Under-General-Secretary for the Environment of the Foreign Ministry. (Photo: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil)

José Antonio Marcondes de Carvalho


"Unlike the competitions that were done in the Olympic arenas, the race against climate change cannot be won by a single country. It is needed to be done together in order to win."

Gisele Bündchen, worldwide known model, environmental activist and Godwill Ambassador of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). (Foto: Felipe Cotrim/VEJA.com)

Gisele Bündchen


"Brazil wants to grow, but with quality of life in cities, with the preservation and restoration of its vegetation cover, and taking full advantage of the economic and technological opportunities of adopting framework of commitments of the Paris Agreement"

José Serra, Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, during the ratification of the Paris Agreement. (photo: Beto Barata/ PR)

José Serra


"The problems involving transgenic is that scientists are so busy with science that do not look to the society.""

Professor Marc Van Montagu of Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach - Ghent University, during the interview for Valor Econômico newspaper. (photo: ViB)

Professor Marc Van Montagu


"Nowadays, the only technology that exists to bring back the carbon of the atmosphere that is warming the planet is the trees. Planting forests is still the cheapest way, effective and large-scale to decrease the speed which the planet warms. "

 Fernando Meirelles, speaking about the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016. (Foto: filmow)

Fernando Meirelles


"We need more trees for a better planet"

Dr. René Castro Salazar, assistant Director–General (ADG) to head the Forestry Department of Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations (FAO), at Tree Talk, during 23rd Committee on Forestry (COFO) session. (Foto: ©FAO/Alessandra Benedetti)

René Castro Salazar


"Half of the wood produced in the world is used for energy"

Eva Müller, Director of UNFAO’s Forest Economic Policy and Products Division, at 23rd Committee on Forestry (COFO) session. (Foto: ©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto)

Eva Müller


"Due to Brazilian historical delay in the environmental agreements ratification, this was a major breakthrough and sing that Congress is also sensitive to the climate change issues."

José Sarney Filho. Brazil’s Minister of the Environment is celebrating the approval of the Paris Agreement by the House of Representatives during the opening meeting of the National Council of the Environment (CONAMA).

José Sarney Filho


"Encouraging agribusiness is to encourage the development and growth of the Country."

Michel Temer, Brazil's Interim President and licensed PMDB President during lunch sponsored by Agricultural Parliamentary Front (FPA in Portuguese).

(Photo: Beto Barata/PR)

Michel Temer


"We have a strong agribusiness and there are many opportunities to drive the sector to a low-carbon production model and integration with the natural biomes."

Marina Grossi, CEO of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD - Brazil) about approach themes in agriculture and forestry, in the Country.

Marina Grossi


"We have to talk about and prepare the Country for the next four years (until 2020) to the possible trajectories (financing, technologies, low-carbon infrastructure, for example), the new political-institutional arrangements and public and private governance to deal with the questions about climate change."

Izabella Teixeira, Brazil’s Minister of the Environment, saying in an interview to Ecológico Magazine, about the paths towards a low carbon economy.

Izabella Teixeira


"We have unlocked the door to discuss and analyse how agroecology and biotechnology can live together and be used as complementary options. This is an outstanding achievement."

José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations (FAO).

José Graziano da Silva En


"The evolution of the quality of planted forests in Brazil is constant and doesn’t stop. There are projects spread throughout Brazil , logically bypassing Amazon. The Brazilian silviculture reached a technological development that allows it to change the environment or the region and continue with the same competence."

Rui Gerson Brandt, President of Sinpacel (Paper and Pulp Industry Union for the State of Paraná), commenting on the Brazilian silviculture

Rui Gerson Brandt


"There is no solution to the climate change challenge without involving the forests."

José Luciano Penido, Fibria’s Chairman of the Board, at the launch of the Brazil’s Climate, Forest and Agriculture Coalition.

José Luciano Penido


"The path to a low carbon society will require sectoral and individual efforts. The coalition is a platform to facilitate these discussions"

Gustavo Junqueira, president of the Brazilian Rural Society , quoted in an article of the brazilian newspaper O Tempo, commenting on the launch of the Brazil’s Climate, Forest and Agriculture Coalition.

Gustavo Junqueira


"Each of these plants, at peak production, will be generating 10,000 direct jobs"

Senator Simone Tebet, commenting on the decision to double the pulp output in Três Lagoas, MS, by Fibria and Eldorado companies.

Simone Tebet (PMDB-MS)