‘The Amazon’s Marathon: Race to Zero and to Resilience’ is a report prepared by Systemiq for AYA Earth Partners that outlines a roadmap for Brazil to become a global leader in the transition to a net-zero carbon economy. The report was unveiled by AYA Earth Partners on November 9 at COP27 as part of the Possible Futures programme spearheaded by Impact one.
The purpose of the publication is to engage cross-sectoral stakeholders in the United Nations-backed Race to Zero and Race to Resilience global initiatives, with a focus on the Amazon and beyond. It lays out the pathways to reach net-zero in land use, industry and energy systems, while ensuring resilience in the Amazon. It envisions Brazil as the forefront of green growth, projecting the country's potential to achieve net zero emissions by 2030 while stimulating economic prosperity.
Highlighting various scalable projects, the report advocates for a nature-based, community-centric, and sustainable approach to development, underscoring the economic benefits associated with reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the region.