Economic and financial analysis of the investment opportunities in the state of Mato Grosso arising from the PCI Strategy

Launched in 2015 during the Climate Convention in Paris (COP21), the Produce, Conserve and Include (PCI) Strategy is a jurisdictional approach for the sustainable development of the State of Mato Grosso. The objective is to promote socioeconomic development in the territory through the sustainable use of land.

Therefore, all future agricultural production can be accommodated within the existing productive area through sustainable intensification and the adoption of good agricultural practices (Produce). The native vegetation areas are restored in accordance with legal requirements and the remaining forests areas are protected (Conserve). Finally, well-being improvements and prosperity for family farming, indigenous peoples and traditional communities (Include).

IIS partners in a study developed to determine the investment needs to meet these goals by 2030 and define ways to capture these investments, indicating priorities and the necessary investment models to achieve the Strategy’s goals.

This analysis includes: i) investment surveys related to the PCI Strategy in the period 2016-2020; ii) review of 2015 estimates; iii) adjustment of estimates to achieve these goals by 2030; iv) analysis of multiple criteria for prioritizing investments; and v) design six investment models for raising funds to finance PCI priority goals.

Once achieved, the goals represent:

-Reduction of 6 gigatonnes of CO₂ emissions;

-environmental regularization, thus complying with the Forest Code in 100% of rural properties in the State;

– increasing of R$ 5 billion in the agricultural GDP;

– socio-productive inclusion of 100,000 family farmers.

IIS also led the Policy brief “Economic and Financial Analysis and Investment Opportunities in the State of Mato Grosso arising from the PCI Strategy” presented at COP26 and available for download at “Publications” section.