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1 Slide139 LIFE INSTITUTE AND LIFE CERTIFICATION 13th RedLAC Assembly

2 Slide239  The logo was inspired by the concept of the Pale Blue Dot, authored by astronomer Carl Sagan.  The blue dot in the LIFE logo represents the only known place where life is actually possible and which demands care. LIFE LOGO

3 Slide339 THE CONCEPTION OF LIFE CERTIFICATION LIFE Certification scheme was conceived by four organizations Major Brazilian graphic industry and one of the largest in Latin America Sustainable development of Latin America Fundación AVINA Traditional organization supporting conservation projects Fundação Grupo Boticário One of the most relevant Brazilian non-governmental organizations acting on behalf of nature conservation SPVS

4 Slide439 LIFE INSTITUTE‘S GOVERNANCE General Assembly Board of Directors Fiscal Council Executive Secretariat Technical Permanent Committee

5 Slide539 Ministério do Meio Ambiente PARTNERS

6 Slide639 LIFE CERTIFICATION STANDARDS AND METHODOLOGY

7 Slide739 o Unique points:  Scope: biodiversity and business  Standards of organizational management in line with the three CBD objectives: conservation, sustainable use and benefit sharing  Applicable to all sectors  Minimum performance in conservation actions, defined in terms of estimated impact and size of the organizations LIFE CERTIFICATION – UNIQUE POINTS

8 Slide839 Technical Permanent Committee Working groups with environment and conservation experts Public meetings in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Curitiba Training courses Audit pilots LIFE CERTIFICATION - DEVELOPMENT

9 Slide939  Over 50 professionals including academics, experts, consultants and technical staff  17 institutions involved  6 pilot-audits Public meetings held  4 capital cities  120 participants  54 organizations ranging from the academic and business sectors, NGOs and government LIFE CERTIFICATION - DEVELOPMENT

10 Slide1039 Organizational management LIFE Certification Standards What type of biodiversity conservation actions? Where is it performed (biome)? How do the actions are being performed? What species are being protected? Are the actions concrete, additional and lasting for the conservation? LIFE Technical Guide Biodiversity Conservation Performance International guidelines Scoring system Enough? LIFE CERTIFICATION - DEVELOPMENT

11 Slide1139 BEIV+ Business size Enough? LIFE Technical Guide Biodiversity Conservation Performance LIFE Technical Guide Minimum Performance LIFE Technical Guide LIFE Certification Standards Organizational management Biodiversity Estimated Impact Value LIFE Certification Standards LIFE CERTIFICATION - DEVELOPMENT

12 Slide1239 LIFE CERTIFICATION - METHODOLOGY STANDARDS LIFE LIFE Technical Guide 01 LIFE Technical Guide 02

13 Slide1339 STANDARDS LIFE LIFE Technical Guide 01 LIFE Technical Guide 02 QUALITATIVE APPROACH

14 Slide1439 QUALITATIVE APPROACH Compliance to the LIFE Certification Standards

15 Slide1539 STANDARDS LIFE LIFE Technical Guide 01 LIFE Technical Guide 02 QUANTITATIVE APPROACH

16 Slide1639 Calculation of the Biodiversity Estimated Impact Value QUANTITATIVE APPROACH

17 Slide1739 Biodiversity Estimated Impact Value (BEIV) QUANTITATIVE APPROACH

18 Slide1839 CHOOSING THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS Environmental aspects for BEIV calculation 1 st Relevance of biodiversity loss 2 nd Measurement viability 3 rd Data availability 4 th Possibility of collecting data in organizations of any size and sector Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Main causes of global biodiversity loss

19 Slide1939 Minimum scoring performance in conservation actions, defined according to the calculation of the Biodiversity Estimated Impact Value and business size QUANTITATIVE APPROACH Definition of the Minimum Performance in Biodiversity Conservation Actions

20 Slide2039  Protected areas  Taxa of interest for conservation  Fragments and connectivity  Mitigation of impact on biodiversity  Actions of global and strategic scope for biodiversity conservation QUANTITATIVE APPROACH  5 Action Groups  23 Themes  55 Action indicators Assessing and scoring of the biodiversity conservation actions  LIFE Technical Guide 02 Strategic guidance Evaluation Guidebook for Biodiversity Conservation Actions: Based on technical and scientific guidelines More adequate and compatible with their business More effective for conservation and scored more highly Scoring system

21 Slide2139 Scoring can vary depending on: type location species area... Immediate, significant and lasting influence to biodiversity conservation QUANTITATIVE APPROACH Lower scoring Higher scoring

22 Slide2239 AUDIT PROCESS

23 Slide2339 CERTIFICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  Certifying Bodies ⌂ Auditee organizations

24 Slide2439 o You seek to:  obtain a market differential,  be on the frontline,  act at a deeper level and pursue concrete actions  be recognized for actions you have implemented o You have not taken any conservation actions and need guidance on where to start implementing concrete and effective actions WHY CERTIFY?

25 Slide2539 NEXT STEPS  Accreditation of Certifying Bodies International Expansion Development of a calculation tool (software) Organizations certified

26 Slide2639 NEXT STEPS Expansion Project Adaptation of the methodology Creation of a Local Technical Committee Implementation of the LIFE Certification System private companies, governmental agencies, Environmental Funds... LIFE Institute Sponsors Local Partner

27 Slide2739 Thank You! Marcelo Posonski


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