Action Plan for Deforestation Prevention and Control in the Legal Amazon (PPCDAm)

Name of policy Action Plan for Deforestation Prevention and Control in the Legal Amazon (PPCDAm)
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Brazil
Region South America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Regulatory Instruments
      • Monitoring
        • Other mandatory requirements
        Sector name
        • Agriculture and forestry
          • Forestry
        Policy description "During its first phase (2004 to 2007), the PPCDAm aimed to reduce deforestation by 20 percent (Grupo Permanente de Trabalho Interministerial, 2004). In its second phase (2008–11), it is targeting an 80 percent reduction in deforestation by 2020, relative to a 1996–2005 baseline (Grupo Permanente de Trabalho Interministerial, 2009). The third phase of PPCDAm (2012–15) will focus in areas with less than 25 ha by strengthening actions of planning and territorial development and agrarian sustainable productive activities. The activities under PPCDAm are organized into three major pillars: 1. Tenure regularization and territorial management 2. Monitoring and control 3. Incentives for sustainable production The first two pillars aim to strengthen control of deforestation and lands; clarify tenure through registers, cartographic data, and zoning plans; and strengthen monitoring and enforcement capacities. The third pillar seeks to incentivize sustainable practices, support sustainable forest management, support extractive activities, enhance agricultural productivity, and restore degraded areas."

        (Source: http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/ghg-mitigation-brazil-land-use-sector.pdf)

        Policy type
        • Changing activity
        • Energy efficiency
        • Renewables
        • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
        • Non-energy5
        Policy stringency
        Implementation state Implemented
        Date of decision 2004
        Start date of implementation 2004
        End date of implementation 2020
        High impact GHG reduction
        Impact indicator


        Source or references http://www.mma.gov.br/estruturas/208/_arquivos/national_plan_208.pdf

        http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/ghg-mitigation-brazil-land-use-sector.pdf http://www.theredddesk.org/countries/brazil/info/plan/plan_for_prevention_and_control_of_deforestation_in_the_amazon, http://www.theredddesk.org/sites/default/files/desmat_3.pdf

        Supports policies
        Is supported by policies
        Comments (background and assessment) Linked with policy instrument
        Status Final

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