Advisory: Government of the state of Acre (Brazil) official COP-16 side event

December 6, 2010


What: Presentation by the Government of the State of Acre (Brazil) with special guest Senator Marina Silva on Acre’s State System of Incentives for Environmental Services. Cocktails to follow.

When: Tuesday 7 December, 2010 19h–21h

Where: Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun. SM. 11 MZ. 9 lote 10. Puerto Morelos, Q. Roo, Cancun, Mexico. (map at

Contact: Mrs. Patricia Pazetto,, 55 68 32238500 or Stephan Schwartzman,


The State of Acre is one of the poorest and most isolated states in the Brazilian Amazon, but has a long tradition of environmental protection and sustainable development. In October 2010, Acre’s state legislature passed the System of Incentives for Environmental Services (SISA), which establishes a system of incentives for a range of environmental services, including forest carbon, water resources, scenic beauty, climate regulation, and others. (From Environmental Defense Fund’s summary of Acre’s System of Incentives for Environmental Services)

The presentation will include the governance mechanisms of SISA and its methodologies for the measurement of the reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide from deforestation and forest degradation, and for the verification and reporting of such emissions, for the generation of the credits to be traded.


PRESENTATION: Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation

Introduction: Government Secretary Fábio Vaz and Stephan Schwartzman, Director for Tropical Forest Policy, Environmental Defense Fund

1. Opening (19h): Message from Governor Arnóblo Marques and Governor Elected Tiào Viana

2. Presentation I: Evolution of Public Policies for Sustainable Development: State System of Incentives for Environmental Services (19:20h)
Speaker: Eufran Amaral

3. Presentation II: REDD and Acre, Brazil: baseline, leakage and monitoring in a nested approach (19:50h)
Speaker: Luiz Gyivan Meira Filho
Registry, Trading and Clearing in a Multilateral System (20:20h)
Speaker: Virgilio Gibbon

Break (20:30h)

4. Presentation III: Business and financial models for reforestation projects (20:40h)
Speaker: Virgilio Gibbon

5. Special Guest: Senator Marina Silva (20:50h)

Cocktails (21h): cocktails and souvenir


With support from Environmental Defense Fund