Ricardo Augusto Negrini / Weston Roundtable (Nov. 2, 2023)
Livestock farming stands out as one of the main drivers of deforestation in the region. Since 2009, the Brazilian Federal Public Prosecutors' Service (MPF in Portuguese) has played a crucial role in combating any new deforestation due to pastures through Zero-Deforestation Cattle Agreements. These agreements require meatpacking companies and slaughterhouses committing to not purchase cattle from farms that are engaged in illegal deforestation and other socio-environmental crimes.
During his presentation, Negrini, a federal prosecutor from the state of Pará in northern Brazil, will discuss how these agreements were crafted and the main challenges faced when implementing them to ensure deforestation-free cattle production.
The Weston Roundtable is made possible by a generous donation from Roy F. Weston, a highly accomplished UW-Madison alumnus. Designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering, and policy, these interactive lectures are co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Office of Sustainability.