Acre Brazil
Governor
Sebastião Afonso Viana Macedo Neves
Representative
Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Climate Change (IMC)
Representative
Technical Director of IMC

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.[1]

Summary

Total Land Area
164,221 km²[2]
2 % of Brazil's Total Area
% of Land That Is Forest
88 %
61 % for Brazil
Deforestation Trend

Demographics

Population of State/Province
733,559[3]
% of National Population
0.35 %
Urban vs. Rural Population
Sources:[3][4]
Ethnic Groups
Sources:[5]

Economy

State/Province GDP
BRL 7.39 Billion[6]
Annual Per Capita Income
BRL 10,687[7]
GDP Breakdown
Sources:[8]
Human Development Index
0.751[9]
Main Exports
Agriculture, Forestry, Meat, Fishing[8]

Forest Status

Original Forest Area
164,221 km²[10]
Current Forest Area
143,836 km²[11]
Total Forest Carbon
2,546 MtC
Major Vegetation Types
Forest Management
Sources:[10]
Deforestation Rates
Sources:[15][16][17]
Total Area Deforested
20,385 km²
Main Deforestation Drivers
Cattle Ranching, Land Speculation, Agriculture, Roads, Logging[10]

Sources

Overview
1. GOVERNO DO ACRE, 2013.
Summary
2. ACRE, 2010. Zoneamento Ecológico Econômico do Estado do Acre Fase II (Escala 1:250.000).
Demographics
3. IBGE. 2012. Censo Demográfico 2010.
4. IBGE. 2012. Censo Demográfico 2010.
5. IBGE.2012. Censo Demográfico 2010.
Economy
6. IBGE, 2012.
7. IBGE, 2012.
8. ACRE, 2011. Acre em Números 2011.
9. ACRE, 2011. Acre em Número 2011.
Forest Status
10. ACRE, 2010. Zoneamento Ecológico Econômico do Estado do Acre Fase II (Escala 1:250.000).
11. INPE, 2013. PRODES.
12. ACRE, 2010. Zoneamento Ecológico Econômico do Estado do Acre Fase II (Escala 1:250:000).
13. IGBE, 2003. Geoestatísticas de Recursos Naturais da Amazônia Legal. Serie Estudos e Pesquisas Informação Geográfica no. 8.
14. Acre, 2010. Zoneamento Ecológico Econômico do Estado do Acre Fase II (Escala 1:250.000).
15. INPE, 2013. PRODES.
16. INPE, 2013. PRODES.
17. Prodes.