With support from the GCF Fund 2014, the Brazilian state of Tocantins worked with Instituto Ecologica and Sustainable Carbon to assess methodological approaches for jurisdictional REDD+ in Tocantins and examine the potential impact of addressing the state’s primary driver of deforestation: cattle production. Through the project, farmers in several counties of Tocantins were interviewed to identify drivers of deforestation, assess current and future land use patterns, and evaluate the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the state
Highlights from the projects include:
- Survey results from 76 small, medium, and large size farmers representing nearly 55,000 hectares of cattle production across 27 municipalities.
- Outreach and education to rural farmers on REDD+ and the potential benefits of engaging in forest conservation and restoration.
- A technical analysis of the applicability of American Carbon Registry standards to jurisdictional REDD+ in Tocantins, including an analysis of compliance and registration of rural farmers with the state rural environmental registry.
- An analysis of the feasibility and potential benefits of integrating the SocialCarbon standard into Tocantins jurisdictional REDD+ program.
Final Report (EN)
Final Report (PT)
The final report provides an in-depth overview of the projects activities and its result including methodologies, survey results and analysis, and recommendation for the State of Tocantins
SEO Report 1 (PT)
A technical report to the Tocantins State Environmental Organizations on the applicability of American Carbon Registry standards to jurisdictional efforts to reduce deforestation in Tocantins
SEO Report 2 (PT)
A technical report to the Tocantins State Environmental Organizations providing an overview of how the SocialCarbon could be applied to monitor and measure socioeconomic and environmental benefits from a jurisdictional REDD+ program
SEO Report 3 (PT)
Results of surveys to 76 farmers examining drivers of deforestation, levels of registration with rural land registries, and current and future land use dynamics.
SEO Report 4 (PT)
Technical report summarizing the potential climate benefits of addressing cattle production as a driver of deforestation in Tocantins, summarizing the activities carried out during the project, and providing recommendations to the State Environmental Organizations