Amazonas Brazil

Policies and Strategies

Plan for Deforestation Prevention and Control (PPCD)-  Amazonas has completed phase two of its PPCD, covering the period of 2012-2015. The strategies outlines in the PPCD focus on spatial planning, monitoring and enforcement, and property regularization through the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR)

Laws and Regulations

Law No. 4406 of 12/28/2016- Establishes the State Policy for Environmental Regularization, provides for the Rural Environmental Registry - CAR, the Rural Environmental Cadastre System - SISCAR-AM, the Environmental Regulation Program - PRA, in the State of Amazonas and makes other provisions.

State Law 4.266 12/2015 - Establishes the State Policy on Environmental Services (including REDD+)  and creates the State Fund for Climate Change, Environmental Conservation and Environmental Services.  The law which clarifies institutional arrangements and support for REDD+ management and implementation.  

State Law  3.635 7/6/2011- Creates the legal basis for the the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR), which regulates the environmental liabilities of rural properties in the State of Amazonas. the Rural Environmental Land Registry  is a federally-mandated, satellite-based land registry system for rural properties which is required for environmental licensing, monitoring and enforcement.

Law 3527, 07/28/2010
- Regulates forest concessions in designated sustainable use areas, with the aim of promoting multiple use of forest resources and environmental services provision - Being implemented

Law 3244, 04/04/2008 - Creates the Unit Manager for the State Climate Change Center and the State Center for Protected Areas (UGMUC) - Fully functional

Law 3.244 4/2008 - Created the State Center for Climate Change (Ceclima) - fully functional

Delegated Law 66, 05/06/2007 - Defines regulations for the State Secretariat for Environment and Sustainable Development - Fully functional

State Law of Climate Change 3135, 06/05/2007 - Institutes the State Policy for Climate Change, Environmental Conservation, and Sustainable Development - Fully functional

CEMAAM Law 2985, 10/18/2005 - Institutes the Amazonas State Council for the Environment (CEMAAM) - Fully functional

Secretary of Environment (SEMA) - Responsible for:
I - formulation, coordination and implementation of state policy on the environment, water resources, fishing resources, solid waste, wildlife protection, forestry, combating illegal logging and fires.
II - coordination of state environmental protection and conservation policies for the management of protected areas.
III - formulation, coordination and implementation of state policies for territorial and environmental planning.

Institute for Agriculture and Sustainable Forest Development (IDAM) – Technical assistance and rural training activities related to forest management and agriculture in municipalities.

Sustainable Development Agency (ADS) –   Helps with commercialization of products from sustainable income-generating activities.

State Secretariat for Forests and Extractivism SEAFE – Creates policies that promote the sustainable use of forest resources.

State Secretariat for Rural Production (SEPRO) - Technical assistance and product commercialization.

Amazon State Institute for Environmental Protection (IPAAM) – carries out daily analysis of satellite imagery focused on detection of fires and/or deforestation, and enforcement activities to control illegal on the ground illegal logging.

The Amazon Forum on Climate Change, Biodiversity, Environmental Services and Energy (FAMC) - coordinates input on climate change, energy, biodiversity, forests and environmental services

State Center for Protected Areas (CEUC) - Manages development, creation, and implementation of state protected areas.

State Center for Climate Change -  (CECLIMA) - responsible for implementing policies and programs related to climate change in the State of Amazonas, in Brazil. It focuses mainly, in three areas: forest, energy and education for climate change. 

Secretariat of the Environment and Sustainable Development (SDS)  - responsible for coordinating the Amazonas Forum on Climate Change, Biodiversity, Environmental Services and Energy

Instituto de Terras do Amazonas (ITEAM) - Formalization of land rights

Ecological and Economic Zoning (Zoneamento Ecológico-Econômico – ZEE) is required by the Federal Government to designate areas for economic and conservation activities within each state’s territory. Amazonas completed a statewide master ZEE in 2009 and has since begun developing region specific ZEEs for Madeira and Purus.  The macro plan was normalized through state law  nº 3.417 (2009), while the Purus plan was normalized through state law 3.645 (2011) and both have been approved federally.  The Madeira plan is still in process. State decree nº 24.048 instituted a state commission on ZEE.
In 2016 Amazonas received funding from KfW to implement the Madeira zoning plan.