Why should you join the CARSunday May 1st, 2016
Lack little to the deadline for the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) on May 5. Besides being an important tool to ensure legal certainty to farmers, the CAR has a number of advantages for those who settle to the stipulated date. Those who sign up later may lose benefits.
Fundamental to assist in the process of environmental regularization of rural properties and possessions, the CAR is a survey of geo-referenced information of rural properties with delimitation of Permanent Protection Areas (APP), Legal Reserve (RL), remnants of native vegetation, consolidated rural area and areas of social interest and public utility.
Registration is the first step of the process of environmental regularization of rural properties, followed by adherence to the Environmental Regularization Program (PRA) and signing of a Declaration of Commitment to the individualization of the obligations assumed by each owner or possessor.
It is worth noting that the CAR is a tool that contributes to the formulation of environmental policies encouraging, for example, recovery of degraded areas and conservation of natural resources, many of them essential to life as water and soil. The protection of biodiversity and increasing carbon stocks, which helps in climate protection are other benefits that directly impact society.
Signing up is able, for example, support the development of policies aimed at better use of productive areas, the development of infrastructure and the adequacy of development and public financing to environmental issues.”This is a key geopolitical instrument for the country adds sustainability to its agricultural production,” says Roberta Rubim del Giudice, BV River – institution that is part of the Center’s Forest Code (OCF).
Fred Machado, conservation specialist from WWF, an organization that is also part of OCF, remember that producers have calls Consolidated Areas (those deforested before July 2008) have less restrictive requirements, such as: reduction of APP dimensions; a period of up to 20 years for the recovery of deforested vegetation; maintaining low impact activities to the restoration; planting in areas of legal reserve of species with commercial potential; the Reserve compensation Cool off property or rural possession and not reserve recovery requirement Legal in buildings up to four fiscal modules, among others.
After all, why should I register in the CAR until May 5?
The following are some of the advantages:
- fines and suspension penalties for deforestation occurred until July 2008 and of punishment of crimes related to vegetation illegally deforested before 2008;
- Conversion of penalties that will be replaced by the environmental compliance services converted into preservation services, enhance and restore the quality of the environment;
- environmental compliance of existing liabilities in rural properties;
- Supporting environmental and economic planning of the use and occupation of the rural property, modernizing the sector;
- Maintaining the ability to access to agricultural credit.
The CAR is only the first stage of implementation of the new forest code. From the record, who is regular before the law starts to be entitled to the benefits and incentives – and who is not has the opportunity to pursue their environmental compliance. But to do so, some states still need to move. “States need to proceed with preparation of the Environmental Adjustment Programs (PRAs) for producers with environmental liability can indeed be regularized. In addition, it is essential to regulate economic incentives for those who are up to date with the law and those who want to regularize “says Cristiano Vilardo, Senior Director of Policy and Strategy Institutional Conservation International Brazil.