A few days before the start of the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP-26), the Federal Decree No. 10,846/21 established the National Green Growth Program that has in its essence the concern of uniting the application of strategies aimed at sustainable economic development with the generation of social welfare.
Its main objectives are to combine economic growth with the development of sustainable initiatives, improve the management of natural resources, create green jobs, promote forest conservation and biodiversity protection, stimulate the raising of public and private resources for the development of a green economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage the development of studies that promote sustainable solutions.
Article 5 of the decree lists 12 guidelines of the program, which seek to encourage the development and adoption of sustainable initiatives and projects capable of strengthening the balance between the environment and economic development, expanding, for example, the creation of smart and sustainable cities and the use of clean and renewable energies.
In order to provide technical and administrative support to the federal government in the implementation of the program, the Interministerial Committee on Climate Change and Green Growth (CIMV) was created, through Decree 10,845/21, on October 25.
Among the committee's competencies, the following stand out: establish specific criteria for meeting the program's objectives; coordinate the actions implemented under the National Green Growth Program with other public policies on the environment, innovation, productivity and competitiveness instituted by the federal public administration; and articulate with the federative entities with the objective of promoting the implementation of actions aimed at the development of the green economy.
The creation of the program and committee demonstrate a very significant evolution of the country in the effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meet the 2030 Agenda.