Pará Brazil
Description

More than 20 companies and grain trading entities participating in sustainable commodity production.

The Green Grain Protocol establishes criteria and guidelines for commercial grain transactions in the State of Pará in order to prevent production from areas illegally deforested or that have identified cases of slave labor. The Protocol is the product of an agreement signed between the Federal Public Ministry of Pará (MPF / PA), Government of the State of Pará through the Green Municipalities Program (PMV), Secretariat of Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS), Secretariat of Economic Development, Mining (SEDEME) and the Secretariat of Agricultural Development and Fisheries (SEDAP), Municipal Governments of Paragominas and Dom Eliseu and entities and companies of the grain production sector in Pará.The initiative aims to reduce deforestation in Pará while strengthening economic and social development throughout the grain production chain in Pará.

PartnersFederal Public Ministry - MPF; Government of Pará; Municipalities of Paragominas and Dom Eliseu; select companies and supply chain actors in the grain sector.
Initiative TypePublic-Private Partnership
Initiative StatusThe initiative has been running for 3 years; the commitments will be audited in 2017
Description

The Paragominas and Sao Felix Produce, Conserve and Include Project will be developed through the partnership with the Dutch institution IDH - Sustainable Trade Initiative with the main objective of enhancing commodity production, reducing of social inequalities, and implementing the Forest Code with a focus on restoring degraded areas (through adherence to the Environmental Regularization Program (Programa de Regulariação Ambiental - PRA) and preservation of existing forests. To this end an innovative derisking finance mechanism will be developed where the producer will have access to preferential credit in return for restoring degraded areas, preserving existing forests and/or intensifying livestock productivity. The Government of the State of Pará and the partners involved will be responsible for defining the methodologies, analysis of the rural environmental registry (Cadastro Ambiental Rural - CAR) and governance of the project.Initially the program will focus on Paragominas and Sao Felix do Xingu, and will eventually scale to other municipalities.

PartnersIDH - Sustainable Trade Initiative; Secretariat of Environment and Sustainability; Green Municipalities Program; SEDEME; Prefecture of Paragominas and Sao Felix de Xingu; IMAZON; The Nature onservancy
Initiative TypePublic-Private Partnership
Initiative StatusIn phase of approval (Paragominas) and pre-implantation (São Felix do Xingú)
Description

The strategy aims to reduce 80% of the annual rate of deforestation by the year 202 and promote Territorial Planning and sustainable productive activities.

In 2009 through Decree No. 1,697 the state adopted its State Plan for the Prevention, Control and Alternatives to the Deforestation of the State of Pará (PPCAD), which established a goal of reducing deforestation by 80% by 2020. The strategy adopted a baseline average deforestation rate from 1996-2005 of 6,255 km2, and aims to reduce that rate to 1251 km2 in the year 2020.

PartnersPará state government and state secretaries, municipalities of Pará, federal government agencies and non-governmental organizations
Initiative TypeGovernmental Planning Initiative
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

The initiative is a tool for environmental planning, management, and coordination which is focused on reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases from deforestation and forest degradation in the State of Pará. It aims to promote joint and integrated action among the participating agencies at all stages, from planning to operations. It has two primary lines of action: Monitoring, control and inspection, which will be measured through deforestation rates; and promoting to sustainable development through public environmental policies which will be measured by the development of public policies.

PartnersPará state government and state secretaries, municipalities of Pará, federal government agencies and non-governmental organizations
Initiative TypeGovernmental Planning Initiative
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

The agreement is signed between the State Government of Pará, meat packing companies, and the federal public ministry aiming at environmental and social control in the meat production supply chain in the state. The signatory companies undertake to verify the following criteria before buying cattle from farms in Pará:
1. Be enrolled in the CAR
2. Do not have deforestation after July 22, 2008;
3. Do not produce and respect the limits of the areas embargoed by IBAMA;
4. Do not produce and respect the limits of the areas embargoed by SEMAS (LDI);
5. Do not have overlaps with Indigenous Lands or with Conservation Units, except APAs;
6. Not on the lists of degrading work or analogous to slavery
7. Licensing for properties over 3,000 hectares;
To date, two independent audits have been carried out and the third is ongoing. This control is necessary to verify the degree of compliance of the agreement between the parties and to improve it, thus guaranteeing the effectiveness of the instrument, reducing deforestation related to livestock activities and improving working conditions in the field.

PartnersFederal Public Ministry - MPF; Government of the State of Pará; Meat Packing Companies
Initiative TypePublic Private Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder implementation since 2009
Description
The project called "GreenLivestock" is being implemented in the municipality of Paragominasthrough technical support of the University of São Paulo (USP / ESALQ) toencourage the intensification of livestock production in 9 pilot farmsproducing cattle for slaughter. Investments in pasture fertilization,employee training, and fencing have brought significant economic,environmental and labor gains. Productivity in these farms reached 4.2 cattleper hectare while the average in the state does not exceed the mark of one animal per hectare. Currently the project is in the expansion phase, and should be replicated in other municipalities of Para.

PartnersRural producers of Paragominas; Union of Rural Producers of Paragominas; ESALQ / USP; IMAZON
Initiative TypePrivate investment
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

Implementation of forest restoration and reforestation projects on 45,000 hectares with native species.

In Pará, an agreement was signed in 2012 between three steel industries and the Federal Public Ministry, Ibama and Para Seceretary of Enviornment (SEMAS). On of the primary objectives is the implementation of mandatory replanting and reforestation projects to guarantee the sustainable supply of charcoal for its activities, thereby reducing deforestation caused by the demand for charcoal extracted from native forests. It also provides for the recovery of deforested areas without authorization by companies, which will contribute to carbon sequestration and other environmental services. In relation to environmental liabilities, it is foreseen than 45,000,000 hectares will be reforested with native species in eight to twelve years. In addition, companies must pay compensation for the environmental damage already caused and the resources can be used for environmental and social projects, as the agreement also involves improving working conditions in coal production.

PartnersState steelmakers, SEMAS, IBAMA and MPF
Initiative TypePublic Private Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

The Green ICMS of Pará is a Payment for Environmental Services instrument that aims to compensate and encourage municipalities for environmental conservation. The Green ICMS of Pará stands out in Brazil for being the only one to incorporate information on the Rural Environmental Registry and deforestation data of the municipalities as one of the criteria for the receipt of resources. Among others, the evaluated criteria involve the reduction of deforestation, the presence of protected areas, forest inventory and the capacity to exercise municipal environmental management.

Partners144 municipalities of Para
Funding SourceThe Green ICMS of Pará
Funding AmountMore than R $ 312 million transferred to the municipalities of Para between 2014 and 2017
Initiative TypePublic investment, pay for performance mechanism
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

118 participating municipalities have reduced deforestation by 66% compared to 2004, more than 72% of land has been registered in the environmental registry (CAR).

The Green Municipalities Program (PMV) is a Pará Government program developed in partnership with municipalities, civil society, private sector, Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) and Federal Public Ministry (MPF). Launched in 2011, the PMV aims to combat deforestation in the state, strengthen sustainable rural production through strategic environmental and land management planning and environmental management.The initiative focuses on local pacts, deforestation monitoring, registering land in the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) and structuring the environmental management of the participating municipalities.

Since its inception, the PMV has contributed to the growth of the CAR rate in Pàrá (190,000 registrations or 72% of the state), reduced deforestation (down 66% since 2004) and 16 municipalities have already reached the PMV targets. According to recent data from IMAZON, through its Deforestation Alert System (SAD), Pará reduced deforestation by 31% in the period AUG 2016 - JUL 2017, in comparison to the same period the prior year.

PartnersMunicipalities of Para, Para Secretary of Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS), Federal Public Ministry, Ibama, private sector, and civil society
Initiative TypePublic Private Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

The Illegal Deforestation List of the State of Pará prohibits the granting of permits, authorizations, services or any other type of public benefit or incentive by the entities of the State Public Administration to activities located in areas illegally deforested in the State of Pará. The LDI is the official consultation tool of the State of Pará.
It is the legal instrument for the dissemination of illegally deforested areas in the State, managed by SEMAS/PA for consultation by state public agencies and the general public. The creation of the LDI aims to combat illegal deforestation carried out in the state territory, favor rural producers who carry out their activities in accordance with environmental legislation and collaborate with the commitment made by Governor Simão Jatene during Rio + 20 to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020.
With the release of this new policy, it is expected that the private sector (in particular food processing, banks, grain buyers and agribusiness) will consult the embargo list to avoid the marketing of products from embargoed areas, prohibited in the legislation.

PartnersPara Secretariat of Environment and Sustainability - SEMAS; Para green Municipalities Program PMV; Federal Public Ministry MPF; INPE; IMAZON.
Initiative TypeGovernment Planning Initiative
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

The Amazon FIP was created in 2013 by the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), its largest investor. It is the first Venture Capital fund focused exclusively on the Amazon region. Other quota holders are the Bank of the State of Pará (Banpará), the Acre Development Agency, the Jari Group and Kaeté Investimentos. Companies from all the States of the Legal Amazon are able to receive investments from the Fund. The initial R $ 100 million committed will be invested in five to ten companies. The focus of the fund is to acquire shareholding between 20% and 50% in companies with annual revenues between R $ 10 million and R $ 100 million. The Government of Pará, through the Green Municipalities and Banpará Program, secured with the FIP Amazônia the guarantee of minimum investments of R $ 20 million for companies in Pará, as well as a permanent seat on the Investment Committee and the opening of a Kaeté office in Belém for the capture, development and operation of investment projects. The Fund aims to acquire equity interests in companies in sustainable sectors as sustainable primary production (regional fruits, palm oil, fiber, gums, resins); food industry, fiber, cosmetics, oils and essences, textiles, gums, rubber and biotechnology; aquaculture; timber and non-timber forest products; ecotourism; services and technologies; recycling and waste treatment; renewable energy; and logistics infrastructure.

PartnersNational Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), Pará State Bank (Banpará), Acre Development Agency, Jari Group and Kaeté Investimentos
Funding SourceNational Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), Pará State Bank (Banpará), Acre Development Agency, Jari Group and Kaeté Investimentos
Funding AmountR $ 100 million for equity investments in companies across a range of sustainable productive activities
Initiative TypePublic Investment, Public Private Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

Electronic portal for dissemination of procedures and authorizations of SEMAS through geospatial tools, including the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR). Through the tool, Environmental Licenses, Granting of Right to Use Water Resources, as well as Cadastre of Consumers of Forest Products (CEPROF) can be consulted and tracked. The Portal also provides various services associated with the brown (Environmental Licensing), Blue (Water Resources) and Green (Forestry) agendas and a section dedicated to the consultation on the legal regularity of enterprises whose main activity is the exploitation of natural resources. Recently, the "Eye on the Forest" Project was added to the page. Link to the portal: www.semas.pa.gov.br/transparencia/.

PartnersPara Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS) and Institutions linked to economic activities
Initiative TypeGovernment Planning Initiative
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

Monitoring of forest cover from high spatial and temporal resolution.

The Eye of the Forest Project uses a robust and secure automated structure to ensure continuous monitoring of the forest. It provides weekly alerts of deforestation evidence throughout the state to obtain the current mapping of the forest and its deforestation, subsidizing effective deforestation control and enforcement actions. Using high-resolution images from Planet satellites, images from the territory of Pará are made available every 3 days. The platform allows for easy visualization and analysis of the areas of deforestation, allowing for rapid analysis overlayed with geospatial information such as Forest Management Areas, Licensed Areas, CAR (Area of Property, Legal Reserve, APP), Conservation Unit, or any area of interest. The platform allows the generation of specific reports and the sending of both alerts and legal notifications. Printed reports show mapped areas and the amount of deforestation, including all the information generated by the processed image processing. Through the project every citizen can monitor the forest monitoring and alerts of evidence of deforestation, participating in and contributing to the maintenance and recovery of the forest. The Project is available on the SEMAS home page and also through a smartphone application.

PartnersPara Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS)
Initiative TypeGovernment Planning Initiative
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

The Integrated Environmental Monitoring Center (CIMAM) presents a new approach to environmental monitoring in the state of Para,with an aim of advancing environmental knowledge to improve command and control measures. Located in its own dedicated building, CIMAM has infrastructure and tools for forest, climate and water monitoring. Among the main activities is the routine monitoring of deforestation in real time for actions of inspection of SEMAS, with the support of public security agencies. The Center will also have partnerships with civil society sectors in the production of statistics in search of a better representation of environmental management in Pará.

PartnersEnvironmental and Public Security Institutions of the State of Pará.
Initiative TypeGovernment Planning Initiative
Initiative StatusBuilding Inaugurated. Institutional partnerships in progress.
Description

ABC Pará provides ten specific objectives to reduce
the emissions associated with agricultural activities up to 2020.

Pará has developed its Low Carbon Agriculture Program (ABC) in 2012, based on the structure created by the National ABC Plan, launched in 2010. Among the specific objectives of the Plan are: Reclamation of pastures (ha); System of crop-livestock-forestry integration (iLFP) in anthropic areas (ha); Agroforestry systems (SAF) in anthropogenic areas (ha); No-tillage system10 (ha) and Area of planted forests (ha), among other goals.

PartnersGovernment of Pará, Federal Government and Representatives of the Agriculture and Livestock sector
Initiative TypePublic investment, Public-private Partnership
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

Strategies for the Sustainable Development of Pará by the year 2030.

Launched in 2016, the PARÁ 2030 Program outlines strategic planning for the State of Pará in search of a dynamic economy that leverages resources including minerals, soils, forest and biodiversity through efficient production processes and value-adding. Anchored in sustainable practices, pioneering the implementation of public policies for sustainable production and exporting innovative solutions to the world, the program also aims to generate wealth for the population of Pará, providing equal opportunities and accelerated economic growth spread throughout the territory of Pará.

The program selects 13 priority productive chains, such as Family Agriculture, Planted Forests, Biodiversity, Logistics, Mineral Verticalization, Business Agriculture (soy and corn), among others.

The main goals of the program are:

i. To match GDP per capita to the Brazilian average in 2030.

ii. Creation of 3 million new jobs in the State, with an increase of 85% of the salary mass.

iii. Up to 80% reduction of emissions of effect gases studies per unit of GDP.

iv. Priority projects carried out and quality of 100% of the road network evaluated as good or regular.

v. Development of a holistic model of sustainable exploitation of biodiversity resources, including the promotion of community protocols, generation and management of knowledge and attraction of investments.

PartnersGovernment of Pará and Representatives of the private sector, third sector, municipalities and society in general
Initiative TypeGovernment Planning Initiative
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation
Description

Launched in 2017, the SustainableMunicipalities Program is the cornerstone of the government program"Pará Sustentável", which establishes the strategic guidelines inthe social (Pará Social), environmental (Pará Ambiental) and economic (Pará2030) goals of the state. Several initiatives are included as part of ParaAmbiental (Pregeed, PMV, PPCAD, CIMAM, etc) and Pará 2030 economicinitiatives.

The Sustainable Municipalities Program, in turn, aims to coordinategovernment actions and articulate partnerships with the private sector andcivil society, to promote the development of Pará, including actions thatwill be carried out jointly with municipalities. The initiative was born tocombat poverty and inequality, with the premise of achieving the sustainabledevelopment goals defined by the United Nations (UN).

The program's innovative element is governance through the Forum of Mayorsand Prefects of the Sustainable Municipalities Program and the institutionaldesign of the program's implementation, done in a modular way, in steps that allow the organization and the gradual engagement of the municipality in the actions from the program.


PartnersGovernment of Pará, Federal Government and Representatives of the Agriculture and Livestock sector
Initiative TypeGovernment Planning Initiative
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation