Acre exchange Rural Environmental Registry experience with Amapá and DFTuesday June 23rd, 2015
Rio Branco, June 23, 2015 – A nine technical group linked to agriculture secretaries and a half Amapá environment and the Federal District participate this week in Rio Branco, a meeting with the aim of knowing the Acre experience with Rural Environmental Register (CAR).
Registration is the first step for environmental regularization of rural properties and possessions and binding device of the new Forest Code. Among the Federative Units, Acre has developed the most efficient registry strategies of rural properties, with broad social mobilization, which now serves as an inspiration for other states.
The exchange of experience is part of the Observation Initiative, Verification and CAR Learning (Inovacar), coordinated by Conservation International – CI-Brazil. The Inovacar monitors the implementation of the CAR, identifies bottlenecks and stimulate good practice.
The government of Acre could register 28 000 farms of around 30,000 expected. Most of the properties registered in Acre (97%) have up to four fiscal modules, ie they are smallholders. According to the new forestry law, states have an obligation to register such property.
To reach this audience, Acre created a suitable infrastructure for the CAR – is the only country that has specific mechanisms for this purpose – and internalized through the registration service counters spread pel territory. The state also promoted joint efforts and to encourage the CAR campaigns.
Despite being early in the registration, Acre has challenges ahead to meet the forestry legislation. According to the State Secretary for the Environment, Edegar of God, the goal now is to attract medium and large landowners to the CAR.
Moreover, the Acre is preparing to regulate the Environmental Regularization Program (PRA), Forest Code of the device that will define how owners can recover environmental liabilities in rural properties.
The Amazon is Brazilian region where the registration more developed . This is because even before the new Forest Code, some states have had their own systems for registering rural properties. When it came to current legislation, most states and municipalities in the region have had a history of mobilization.
In addition, municipalities that most deforest the forest can only leave the red list of the government if they have 80% of the area cadastrável inserted in the CAR. This was the case of Brazil New in Pará example of that political will combined with a mobilizing strategy can reverse the game.
Another point where the Amazon was advanced in the integration of CAR with other public policies. In the case of Pará, municipalities can only be part of the Green ICMS cake if they are articulated to the Program Green Municipalities and reach the registered field goal.