Acre, Brazil: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance

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  • 40-year history of grassroots environmental movements
  • 1st state to receive performance-based payments through KfW REDD+ for Early Movers program (REM)
  • Statewide SISA program creates incentives for ecosystem service conservation for indigenous peoples (IP), local communities (LC), smallholders, & others
  • Long-term multi-stakeholder consultations with active participation of key actors in policy design & implementation
  • Early success increasing incomes of traditional agro-extractive communities & benefits for IP
  • Acre Business Agency (ANAC) supports innovative low-carbon public-private-community enterprises (e.g., rubber, aquaculture, livestock)

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