Tocantins Brazil

The Cerrado-Jalapão Project aims at the prevention, control and monitoring of fires in the Cerrado and contributes to the maintenance of the Cerrado as a carbon sink of global relevance for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and for the conservation biodiversity by improving the integrated and adaptive management of fire in selected areas of the Cerrado. The project has already produced and published documents on alternatives to fire use, participatory management of PAs and terms of engagement,monitoring, fire research, operational plans and protection plans, seminars and videotapes, bulletins and project factsheets; all available at <>.

PartnersKfW, GIZ and Caixa
Funding SourcePrivate Investment KfW, GIZ and Caixa
Funding Amount12,000,000 eurofor the maintenance of the Cerrado's functions, through improvement, control of deforestation, irregular fires and forest fires in the Cerrado Region.
Initiative TypePublic investment, Private investment
Initiative StatusIn progress expected to end in 2017

Within the PDRIS a number of projects are being developed, some of which fall under the categories of the Balikpapan Challenge:

  • REDD + Jurisdictional Program: This initiative, which is still in the development phase, means that isolated REDD+ projects are integrated to a jurisdictional level, allowing a greater alignment with national policies and legislation. In addition, it aims to ensure that emission reductions scale to a jurisdictional level and can be inserted into a registration system, which in turn will promote a fair distribution of benefits and enable the implementation of socio-environmental safeguards;
  • The elaboration of the State Policy for the Sustainable Use of Capim-Dourado and Buriti was finalized, whose objective is to promote the socioeconomic development of traditional communities that historically make handicrafts of Capim-Dourado and Buriti by means of the incentive to sustainable practices of use of these two species and their environments;
  • Tocantins is finalizing its legal framework, the draft Law that establishes the State Policy on Climate Change and Environmental Services of Tocantins, with the general objective of promoting the regional economy with low emission of greenhouse gases and encouraging and promote environmental services in the biomes of the State;
  • Environmental Monitoring and Fire Management Center (CeMAF) - Through a Term of Cooperation, the Secretariat of Environment and Water Resources (SEMARH) and the Federal University of Tocantins (UFT) promote the mutual conjugation of efforts to carry out the activities technical and research related to the implementation of CeMAF. The Center works in the production of studies, technical and scientific information, mainly related to burned forest fires, which subsidize the actions of the state, municipal and other public authorities through mutual collaboration in the evaluation of regulatory mechanisms and development of new technical instruments to improve environmental management. The partnership also involves the training of managers and technical experts in order to improve the efficiency of public management, especially related to conservation activities and the sustainable use of natural resources. CeMAF is located on the UFT campus in the city of Gurupi
PartnersWorld Bank
Funding SourceWorld Bank
Funding AmountUS $ 300 million to improve the efficiency of road transport, logistics and the quality of the selection of public services in the State
Initiative TypePublic investment, Private investment
Initiative StatusUnder Implementation

Description: The project aims to reduce deforestation in the territory of the State of Tocantins in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes through the creation of a monitoring and control system for deforestation; the implementation of the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR); encouraging the decentralization of environmental management to the municipalities with the greatest number of inhabitants; the strengthening of the organs of the State System of Environment, the implementation of Sustainable and Certified Production Poles and the implementation of a system of protected areas. 

PartnersAmazon Fund, BNDES
Funding SourceAmazon Fund, BNDES
Funding AmountBNDES (R $ 40,504,400.00) and counterpart of the State (R $ 3,060,000.00) for implementation of the Rural Environmental Registry - CAR in the municipalities of the State of Tocantins.
Initiative TypePublic investment, Government Planning Initiative
Initiative StatusTocantins already has 62% of areas registered by the end of June / 17