Climate Summit approves investment of R $ 1,6 million for payment for environmental services in the Amazon

13 September 2018 - The funds will be used to support payment regulation projects for environmental services

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The Amazon was awarded, Thursday (13/09), on the last day of the meeting of the Global Climate Action Summit, U.S. us, with the investment of US $ 400 a thousand, ou historian, R$ 1,6 million by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The funds will be used to support payment regulation projects for environmental services.

The announcement was made by Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema) and President of Amazonas Environmental Protection Institute (Ipaam), Marcelo Dutra, participating in the international meeting, In San Francisco, in California. Also participating in the event the general superintendent of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), Virgilio Viana, partner agency of the State.

The partnership of UNDP was approved at the Annual Meeting of the Task Force Governors' Climate and Forests (GCF), international body in which Marcelo Dutra was elected delegate of the Executive Committee on Wednesday (12/09). According to him, the funds will be directed to support the reduction strategies Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD ) in regions of the Amazon.

Dutra said, since October last year, the State Government has started construction of jurisdictional instruments for payment for environmental services, that will ensure the reduction of deforestation, CO2 emissions and the generation of a new forest-based economy for more than 6,1 thousand rural and indigenous communities in the Amazon.

─ Legal Framework For the Superintendent of FAS, Virgilio Viana, resources will help the state to establish a Legal Framework to create funding opportunities for new resources. "This project will enable the realization and the development of specific regulations for the Amazon to participate, more actively, of new economic instruments being created to address global climate change ", said.

inclusion ─ Not find, Director of Policy and Technical Principal, REDD+ do PNUD, Tim Clairs, He commented that the partnership with the Amazon is an inclusive approach involving indigenous peoples and the private sector. "The sub-national jurisdictions play a critical role in reducing emissions and deforestation, and this funding will support innovative programs and funding in the future ".