Observatory Forest Code launches guide for the development of regularization of State programsWednesday July 13th, 2016
Released in 2012, the New Forest Code establishes the obligation of creating Environmental Regularization programs to guide recovery actions vegetation and regularization in private homes. But for this to happen and the law to be effective it is necessary that all states establish regulations for this purpose. So far, of the 27 units, only 13 of them regulated the Forest Code.
In this context, the Center’s Forest Code created a Guide for the Preparation of Environmental Regularization Program United . The purpose of this guide is to contribute to the state agencies and the Federal District in regulation, reflecting the synthesis of the important elements for the implementation of the New Forest Code is to give legal certainty and adds sustainability to the Brazilian countryside.
“Only the effective regulation of Environmental Regularization Program (PRA) will ensure the restoration and conservation of native vegetation and all its ecological functions,” said researcher public policy of the Environmental Research Institute of Amazonia (IPAM), James Rice. The Senior Policy Director and Corporate Strategy of Conservation International, Cristiano Vilardo, reinforces that regulate the PRAs in the states is an important step to give continuity to the implementation of the Forest Code, advancing the registration phase of farms to areas of recovery phase deforested illegally.
The implementation of the law will result in a significant improvement in governance related to land use and substantial contributions to biodiversity conservation and carbon storage on a regional scale, putting the Brazilian agricultural production sector at the forefront of global sustainability and enabling reach of Brazilian climate targets presented at the United Nations climate Change Conference (COP 21).
“The definition of rules for the fulfillment of obligations and incentives related to law must meet substantially to local conditions,” says Roberta del Giudice, the environmental lawyer iBVRio.
To enable the realization of this aspect of Law, the Federal Government has regulated the PRA, as it was up to him, and many states have regulated their versions of this obligation (to March 2016, the PRA was regulated by 13 states). It is necessary to more quickly by states and consistency of their regulation in the text of the Forest Act to ensure that the implementation of the law occur harmoniously throughout the national territory.