by Permian Global

July 13, 2023

On September 4th and 5th, the city of Santarém in Pará will be hosting a gathering of researchers and scientists who will be sharing their innovative findings and discoveries in the fields of environmental conservation, climate change, and sustainability for the Amazon region. One of the featured cases at the symposium is the Resex Rio Cautário, presented by Fabio Olmos, a Ph.D. in biological sciences and zoology, and a master’s degree holder in ecology, who serves as the technical director of Permian Brazil.


Under the title “Carbon, Communities, and Conservation: A Case Study of Rondônia, Brazil,” Dr. Olmos aims to present significant outcomes and benefits of the Resex Rio Cautário forest carbon project, which has been underway since 2020. This project involves the participation of extractive families from the reserve, as well as Permian Brazil. By investing in protective measures for the forest and biodiversity in collaboration with local communities, the project has created employment opportunities and additional income for families. It has also strengthened traditional activities and local institutions, particularly empowering women, and has positively impacted the quality of life of partner families. The project’s investments include priority infrastructure such as internet access, solar energy, and artesian wells, among others.


The project utilizes cutting-edge technology to ensure preservation and actively involves local communities in monitoring and firefighting efforts. Additionally, it operates a nursery for producing seedlings for agroforestry systems and reforestation, conducts biodiversity monitoring, and engages in fauna and flora restoration. Continuous efforts are made to provide training for local residents and the surrounding region. This project serves as a sustainable model for local development and can be replicated in other areas of the Amazon.


In addition to showcasing the project’s numerous benefits, methodologies, and technologies, the case presentation will also include testimonials from beneficiaries, as well as the challenges encountered in implementing forest carbon projects that aim for high integrity and adherence to the Triple Gold standard.

Fabio Olmos
Fabio Olmos, the technical director of Permian Brazil, is an expert in biological sciences and zoology, holding a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in ecology.

Amazon 2030

The Amazon 2030 Symposium is organized by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Programme (IUSDRP), International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP), Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), and the Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), in collaboration with other institutions.

The cases selected for the Amazon 2030 Symposium focus on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, indigenous peoples, territorial and natural resource management, food security and social justice, climate change, circular economy, and other examples of improving sustainable development and protecting the Amazon ecosystem.

The research and studies presented at the event will be compiled in a book titled “Amazon 2030 – Sustainability Issues in the Largest Tropical Forest Region in the World” to be published by Springer Nature.