Tocantins Brazil

Current REDD+ Program Progress

Plan for Prevention and Control of Deforestation
Under Implementation[1]

Tocantins PPCD was completed in 2009 and has the primary objectives of increasing capacity to monitor land use change dynamics, improving forest management technologies, and encouraging sustainable production practices.[2]

REDD+ Related Laws
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Ecological and Economic Zoning
Under Development[4]

Tocantins has completed the ZEE for a subregion called Bico do Papagaio comprising 37 communes, covering an area of ​​approximately 34,000 km².  The Secretariat of Planning (SEPLAN) is currently preparing the EEZ for the entire state territory, as part of the World Bank-financed Integrated Regional Sustainable Development Program (PDRIS). To date the ZEE for the entire state has not been completed or formalized. The ZEE is regulated through State Law No. 2.656 /2012 

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Land Registry
Under Implementation[6]

Law No. 2.713  was passed in 2013 and created the Programme for the Environmental Harmonisation of Rural Property and Productive Activities.  It creates the Programme for the Environmental Harmonization of Rural Property and Productive Activities (TO-LEGAL). This Programme aims at promoting the the environmental regularization of rural properties (through permanent preservation areas and legal reserve activities) and infrastructure by including them in the system of the Rural Environmental Register – CAR, owned by the Institution "Natureza do Tocantins" – NATURATINS. [6]

REDD+ Programs

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 Law No. 2.713 /2013 - creates the Programme for the Environmental Harmonisation of Rural Property and Productive Activities (TO-Legal) which promotes the the environmental regularization of rural properties 

Law No. 2.656 /2012 - establishes the Economic Ecological Zoning of the State of Tocantins.

Law No. 1,917 / 2008 - recognizes the states' climate change, environmental conservation, and sustainable development policy  which references actions to reduce deforestation and regulations on environmental services such as forest carbon.

Law 1.560 / 2005 - establishes state system of conservation units in Tocantins

Law No. 1.236 / 2001 - amends the State Policy on Forestry and establishes regulations for extracting timber in legal reserves

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REDD+ Safeguards

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