Action Plan for Deforestation Prevention and Control of Deforestation and Burning in the Cerrados (PPCerrados)

Name of policy Action Plan for Deforestation Prevention and Control of Deforestation and Burning in the Cerrados (PPCerrados)
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Brazil
Region South America

Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Target
    • GHG reduction target
    • Regulatory Instruments
      • Monitoring
      • Information and education
        • Information provision
          • Advice or Aid in implementation
            • Professional training and qualification
            • Policy support
              • Strategic planning
              Sector name
              • Agriculture and forestry
                • Agricultural CO2
                • Forestry
              Policy description "In September 2010, the government of Brazil launched the Action Plan to Prevent and Control Deforestation and Fire in the Cerrado (PPCerrado). The PPCerrado was based on the National Program of Sustainable Use of the Cerrado and was integrated into the PNMC. Between 2002 and 2008, 20 municipalities accounted for 18 percent of deforestation in the Cerrado. The PPCerrado prioritizes these municipalities. Although deforestation in the Cerrado has decreased significantly, annual rates remain high: between 2008 and 2010, the Cerrado’s original and secondary vegetation shrunk from 1,043,346 km² to 1,036,877 km²—a loss of approximately 0.32 percent of original Cerrado forest cover. In total, the Cerrado has lost 48.5 percent of its original forest area. The PPCerrado lists 151 actions that are managed by an executive commission comprising representatives from 17 ministries and coordinated by the Casa Civil."

              "The PPCerrado targets a 40 percent reduction in deforestation by 2020 (based on the 2002–08 baseline) and details activities for 2010 and 2011. Its actions are organized into four major pillars for 2011 and 2012: "1. Monitoring and control "2. Protected areas and territorial planning "3. Sustainable activities "4. Environmental education" (WRI, 2013)



              Policy type
              • Changing activity
              • Energy efficiency
              • Renewables
              • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
              • Non-energy5
              Policy stringency
              Implementation state Implemented
              Date of decision 2010
              Start date of implementation
              End date of implementation
              High impact GHG reduction
              Impact indicator

              Source or references

              (WRI, 2013)

              Supports policies
              Is supported by policies
              Comments (background and assessment) Planned policy as not fully implemented yet
              Status Final

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