Biome Strategy

for Impact

To achieve recognition of the Amazon as a public good and a platform for development, and to motivate citizens to participate in public decision-making processes, find more democratic and multi-sector solutions, and reformulate the messages and practices surrounding conservation of the Amazon.

Shared Agenda
for Action
  • Pan-Amazon Platforms: Build relationships, networks, and alliances between stakeholders to scale social innovations and make lasting changes through social and environmental safeguards.

  • Forest Transparency: Support the implementation of participatory governance models in order to base policy decisions on rigorous data to prevent, monitor, and address the causes of deforestation.

  • Land Use and Management: Strengthen, systematize, replicate, and scale successful, sustainable land management models in order to implement shared agendas for action.


Norway and Peru sign joint declaration to protect and conserve the Amazon

During the UN Climate Summit held in New York in September 2014, Peru, Norway, and Germany signed a joint declaration of cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) in order to promote sustainable development in Peru and contribute to the conservation of the Peruvian Amazon.

Cambio Cimático : Herramientas de Impacto

Voices from the Field

Gustavo Suárez de Freitas

Executive Coordinator of the Programa Nacional de Conservación de Bosques para la Mitigación del Cambio Climático en el Perú (National Program for Forest Conservation and Climate Change Mitigation in Peru), at the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment

Tasso Azevedo

César Gamboa

Executive Director of Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Peru

Zoraida Sánchez

Fundación Avina in Perú

Municipal development plan focused on the well-being of residents is adopted in Concepción, Bolivia

After a participatory process in Concepción, Bolivia, the local government adopted a municipal development plan, providing a long-term strategy for development and directing public investment to programs that improve the well-being of residents.

Community members in Concepción, Bolivia, work on their local development plan. Photo courtesy of Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN) of Bolivia.

Principal Allies in 2014

Avina Americas

Since 2009, Avina Americas has participated in the Amazon Biome Strategy as the fiscal steward of the Skoll Foundation’s co-investment funds. In 2014, the alliance launched a joint evaluation of the impact of the past 6 years, to be conducted by external consultants.

This year, Avina Americas will take on the administration of a strategic investment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support a project to monitor greenhouse gas emissions in Peru.