Background and objectives:
In 2006 the installation of the COMPERJ (Petrochemical Complex for the State of Rio de Janeiro) was announced by PETROBRAS after negotiations with local and state governments. This enterprise represents the major individual project of PETROBRAS with an investment of US$ 8.4 billion. It is expected to have enormous social, economic and environmental impact in the region.
This project is the result of previous consultations to observe the impact of this enterprise on Millennium Development Goals. The goal is to contribute to sustainable and inclusive development of the area affected by the COMPERJ enterprise, strengthen the local competences for decision making and implementation of public policies, facilitating poverty reduction, through promotion and capacity development of how to use the MDGs and the principles of the Global Compact in policy development.
The main activities include:
- Experts meetings to prepare the baseline definition.
- Meetings with local authorities to agree on the MDGs adaptation to local reality.
- Organization of events to disseminate the results and for the exchange of experiences.
- Periodic measurements of the MDGs' indicators georeferenced.
- Identification and monitoring the evolution of the main productive chains in the area.
- Meetings for analysis of themes related to the MDGs.
- Compilation and diffusion of good practices on sustainable development;.
- Training modules for local managers on the georeferenced platforms of MDGs..
The results achieved so far have been:
- Set of indicators for MDGs adapted to the municipalities of CONLESTE, with their respective goals and indicators and baseline to measure the MDGs' indicators;.
- Reports on the evolution of the main productive chains in the area.
- Electronic reports for each municipality with follow up of the MDGs' indicators and local economic development.
- Guideline for local managers based on the geo-referenced platforms of the MDGs;
- Visual documentation of the impacts of the enterprise in the area of CONLESTE;.
- Annual event to present the contributions of the enterprise to the reach of the MDGs.
- International event for exchange of experiences on sustainable development.