(Business Lounge Journal – Forest Insight)

The Brazilian Ambassador to Indonesia, Jorge Monteiro Prata, highlighted Brazil’s efforts to balance environmental protection with sustainable economic activities in the Amazon. Brazil has enacted legislation and partnered with NGOs to combat deforestation and promote conservation. Additionally, Brazil collaborates with Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo on forest protection initiatives. Ecotourism is growing in Brazil, with projects like sea turtle conservation attracting interest and promoting environmental awareness and sustainability.

The bilateral relations between Brazil and Indonesia are strong and based on mutual understanding and similarities in diversity and geography. Key areas of cooperation include food security, where Brazil’s large food production can lower prices in Indonesia, and energy security, leveraging Brazil’s biofuel technology for cleaner energy. Brazil aims to maintain balanced trade, fostering opportunities for Indonesian exports to Brazil. Overall, both countries strive for a mutually beneficial relationship.