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

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  • 1st state to revise Ecological-Economic Zoning (ZEE) to align with Brazil’s new Forest Code
  • High interest in expanding & protecting state Conservation Units (UC), spearheaded by current administration
  • State environmental policies generally prioritize social & biodiversity impacts over emission reduction
  • Land use for soy production (main crop contributing to land use change) has steadily increased in previously degraded areas (over 20x since 2000)
  • State Sustainable Development Plan (PDES) developed with representatives of all state government agencies ensuring participation & alignment of all sectors

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