The Green Municipalities Program: Para, Brazil

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Key messages

  • The Green Municipalities Program (PMV) multi-stakeholder forum (MSF) was effective in bringing together participants who do not normally engage in dialogue to negotiate and generate joint solutions to reduce deforestation in Para. However, the participants responded more to the interests of the already-powerful agribusiness sector, thereby worsening the situation for the excluded actors, whose tenure rights and security were reportedly affected by the MSF's processes.
  • It was unclear to the MSF participants whether the perceived changes in deforestation were a result of the MSF's actions or of the combined federal command-and-control actions.
  • Interviewed participants considered the MSF's equity to be challenged by the lack of participation of local communities and indigenous actors.


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