Environmental service incentives in the state of Acre, Brazil: Lessons for policies, programmes and strategies for jurisdiction-wide REDD+
The forest of Acre, Brazil.
The Brazilian state of Acre in the Amazon -- home to the Sky Rainforest Rescue project -- is considered a leader in the field of REDD+ at the state-level. Acre's law that created the Environmental Service Incentives System (SISA in Portuguese), sets out a framework for valuing a range of ecosystem services. Its REDD+ programme, ISA Carbon, is the most developed component of the SISA to date.
This WWF report analyzes the design and construction of ISA Carbon and identifies strengths and challenges. It aims to provide insights for the further development and implementation of SISA as well as identifying relevant lessons for the design of other national and subnational REDD+ mechanisms around the world.