CIPÓ at COP-27: Brazil-Indonesia-Congo Alliance (BICs) for a Just and Sustainable Forest Governance

Brazil, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (BICs) have the three largest rainforest areas in the world, all of which are under threat from deforestation and other environmental crimes, provoking serious consequences for local populations and the climate, as well as an accelerated loss of biodiversity. In his first speech as President-elect of Brazil, Luís Inácio Lula da Silva highlighted the importance of promoting sustainable development and international cooperation to protect the Amazon.

In this context, it becomes ever more urgent to build a strong Global South-led alliance to define key principles and practices for an effective international cooperation for the protection of forests, based on the promotion of a just and sustainable development model.

Against this background, Plataforma CIPÓ, Imaflora, Chatham House, Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP); Center d’Etudes pour l’Action Sociale (Democratic Republic of Congo), Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)’s Center for Transdisciplinary and Sustainability Sciences, Observatório do Clima and Maranta host the event: “Brazil-Congo-Indonesia Alliance (BICs) for a Just and sustainable forest governance”.

The event will debate ways to enhance the BICs alliance, as well as to expand it beyond the BICs countries, seeking to stimulate international cooperation between companies, states and coalitions both in the Global North and South. The ultimate goal is to protect forest areas, including by ensuring commodity chains that are free from deforestation, environmental crimes and human rights violations.

The event, which will debate principles and strategies for cooperation between (and beyond) the BICs countries, will take place on November 10 (Thursday) from 1pm to 2pm (Egypt) / 8am-9am (Brasilia) / 12pm-1pm ( Kinshasa) / 6pm-7pm (Jakarta) at the Brazil Climate Action Hub, (Blue Zone) during COP 27, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.. The discussion will be broadcast live via the Brazil Climate Action Hub webpage:


  • Izabella Teixeira, Counselor for the Presidency of COP-27 and Minister of the Environment of Brazil during the Lula and Dilma administrations (2010-2016)
  • Ève Bazaiba Masudi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Agus Justianto, Director General of Forest Management for Sustainable Production of the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forests

Initial remarks:

  • Imaflora


  • Chatham House

Final remarks:

  • Plataforma CIPÓ

There will be simultaneous interpretation between Portuguese, English and French.

For press inquiries, please contact: Maiara Folly, Co-founder and Director of Programs, Plataforma CIPÓ (

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Plataforma CIPÓ is an independent, women-led policy institute focusing on climate, governance, and peacebuilding in Latin America and the Caribbean and, more generally, the Global South.



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