Integration of metropolitan seaside areas, utilization of clean technologies in parks and Paquetá Beach Ecotourism Project. These are some of the initiatives planned by the Regional Thematic Chamber for the Environment and Sustainability of Rio Grande do Sul. The ideas came up during the Chamber's first cycle of work. According to Regional Chamber Coordinator Rafael Simões, projects should be designed and implemented considering Rio Grande do Sul as a whole. "At the moment 12 of our cities are competing to host World Cup Training Centres. To do so they will need to meet countless requirements that will translate into local development benefits. Many municipalities of Rio Grande do Sul, even those that won't host training centres, offer attractions and may become important tourism destinations during the World Cup," he stated.
The Regional Chamber obeys directives of the Federal Government's Thematic Chamber for the Environment and Sustainability in the World Cup, among them: compensating for emissions and combating global warming; promoting environmental sustainability with social inclusion; incentivising and promoting green business; incentivising energy efficiency; valuing and helping to promote and protect Brazilian biodiversity; using water rationally and promoting ecotourism in Brazilian biomes.
The second work cycle started in July and ends in November. The third and last cycle goes from November to March 2012, when the projects will be executed and monitored. In Rio Grande do Sul the Chamber's executive coordination includes the State and Municipal Environment Secretariats (Sema and SMAM), the 2014 World Cup Management Committee-RS (CGCopa) and the Special Secretariat for the 2014 World Cup-PA (Secopa-PA).