The State of Amazonas has started developing environmental services programs including the conservation program Bolsa Floresta and the biodiversity program Probuc. Since May 2012, Amazonas has been participating in the REDD+ SES Initiative to address social and environmental safeguards in its environmental services programs.
A first workshop on social and environmental safeguards was held in November 21-21, 2012 with representatives of Indigenous Peoples, civil society, local government, farmers of the State of Amazonas. Members of the REDD+ SES facilitation of the State of Acre also participated in the workshop to share their experience of using REDD+ SES. The workshop not only provided the opportunity to exchange and learn about experiences but also to engage stakeholders that not have been involved so far. The workshop report is available here.
In addition, an exchange of experiences was organized between Amazonas and Mato Grosso in November 2014. The facilitation team from Amazonas visited Mato Grosso to exchange experiences and learn from their process of developing a SIS.
- Factsheets on climate change, environmental services, protected areas, sustainable productive activities and the role of civil society