Members of the Amazonian Forum for Climate Change (FAMC) launch today, in Manaus, an analysis of the last 5 years of the Policy for Climate Change (PEMC) implementation in the Amazonas State. The study, carried out during 2012, aims to identify the flaws on the execution of this policy and propose immediate solutions for its effective development.
The approval of the Law that implements the State Policy for Environment Services, which includes a REDD+ subprogram for the Amazonas State, is the top measure on the list. The implementation of a State Greenhouse Gases Inventory and the creation of a State Fund for Climate Change come in second and third place, respectively.
“There has never been an assessment made of the PEMC implementation in the 5 years since its implementation. We noticed the existence of problems in a few sectors so we decided to propose measures to improve this policy”, says Mariano Cenamo, one of the study’s authors and member of the Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Amazonas (Idesam).
The Amazonas was the first Brazilian State to design a specific legislation on climate change, known as the PEMC, and was followed by 12 other states. This legislation seeks to consolidate projects and actions targeted to conserve and protect the environment in addition to promoting social, economic and sustainable development in the state.
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