Multilevel Governance and Sustainable Development: The Case of Biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest. Veiga, J. P. C., Makishi, F., & Zacareli, M. A. Review of Social Sciences, 1(3):1–10, 2016.
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This article is aimed at summarizing the results of the fieldwork research conducted by a group of researchers from the University of São Paulo within local communities in the municipalities of Salvaterra, Bragança and Breves, which are located in the state of Pará in the Northern part of Brazil. The object of analysis is the production chain of oleaginous seeds obtained through the extraction activity that are used as inputs in the processing food and cosmetics industries. The main hypothesis is that it is possible to go beyond the trade-off between welfare gains and the preservation of the environment, and thus contribute to the rational use of the natural resources. The major findings of the research are empirically discussed in order to provide evidences regarding the social and environmental impacts of the activity to local families and ecosystems. This article also seeks to understand the role of non-state actors in sustainable development and biodiversity regulation at the local level It is argued that the whole process is subjected to a multilevel context in which actors and arenas interact through ‘authoritative mechanisms’. In order to approach this issue, the impacts of the extractive activity on income generation, local development and the local environmental externalities caused by market incentives are addressed. These are related to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 that considers the sustainable use of biodiversity as a strategy to environmental conservation and poverty alleviation. The article is a case-based study and was built on quantitative and qualitative data collected through surveys conducted among local families living in the region.
@article{veiga_multilevel_2016,
	title = {Multilevel {Governance} and {Sustainable} {Development}: {The} {Case} of {Biodiversity} in the {Amazon} {Rainforest}},
	volume = {1},
	issn = {23788550},
	doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/rss.v1i3.2},
	abstract = {This article is aimed at summarizing the results of the fieldwork research conducted by a group of researchers from the University of São Paulo within local communities in the municipalities of Salvaterra, Bragança and Breves, which are located in the state of Pará in the Northern part of Brazil. The object of analysis is the production chain of oleaginous seeds obtained through the extraction activity that are used as inputs in the processing food and cosmetics industries. The main hypothesis is that it is possible to go beyond the trade-off between welfare gains and the preservation of the environment, and thus contribute to the rational use of the natural resources. The major findings of the research are empirically discussed in order to provide evidences regarding the social and environmental impacts of the activity to local families and ecosystems. This article also seeks to understand the role of non-state actors in sustainable development and biodiversity regulation at the local level It is argued that the whole process is subjected to a multilevel context in which actors and arenas interact through ‘authoritative mechanisms’. In order to approach this issue, the impacts of the extractive activity on income generation, local development and the local environmental externalities caused by market incentives are addressed. These are related to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 that considers the sustainable use of biodiversity as a strategy to environmental conservation and poverty alleviation. The article is a case-based study and was built on quantitative and qualitative data collected through surveys conducted among local families living in the region.},
	language = {Inglês},
	number = {3},
	journal = {Review of Social Sciences},
	author = {Veiga, João Paulo Cândia and Makishi, Fausto and Zacareli, Murilo Alves},
	year = {2016},
	pages = {1--10}
}

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