The state of Acre is one of the most advanced REDD jurisdictions in the world. In 2010, Acre enacted its landmark Law 2.308/2010, creating a State System of Incentives for Environmental Services (SISA), with REDD as the centerpiece. It provides an innovative, jurisdiction-wide approach to low-carbon rural development. The SISA establishes a set of principles, policies, institutions, and instruments for building an effective program for achieving environmental sustainability through ecosystem services incentives. It is designed to promote public-private initiatives to achieve the state’s goals with respect to ecosystem services. Notably, Acre established its SISA law through in-depth consultation with local stakeholders and civil society, in compliance with national level REDD+ safeguards principles and criteria.
Building on its participation in the GCF, Acre is currently working with the states of California and Chiapas to define the elements of a jurisdiction-wide approach for REDD that is capable of generating compliance-grade emissions reductions.