Lessons for jurisdictional approaches from municipal-level initiatives to halt deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Brandão Frederico, Piketty Marie-Gabrielle, Poccard-Chapuis René, Brito Brenda, Pacheco Pablo, Garcia Edenise, Duchelle Amy E., Drigo Isabel, Carvalho Peçanha Jacqueline. 2020. Lessons for jurisdictional approaches from municipal-level initiatives to halt deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 3:96, 14 p.

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Abstract : Jurisdictional approaches have become popular in international forums as promising strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by deforestation and to guarantee sustainable commodity supply. Yet, despite their growing popularity, up to now, there is little consensus on how such approaches should move forward in specific jurisdictions. In this paper we examine two contrasting municipal-level case studies in the eastern Amazonian state of Pará where jurisdiction-wide efforts are underway to reduce deforestation. By developing detailed forest governance intervention timelines since 2005, conducting semi-structured interviews with key informants, analyzing municipal deforestation trends, plus extensive examination of project reports, governmental documents and other secondary sources, this paper performs two main analyses. First, it characterizes the processes in each municipality by linking context and forest governance intervention timelines to deforestation trends. Second it provides a systematic comparison of processes based on (1) the role of the government, (2) multi-stakeholder participation and inclusiveness, (3) adaptive management, (4) horizontal and vertical coordination, and (5) alignment of public and private (supply-chain) initiatives. In so doing, this article answers some of the imperative questions on how to implement and improve jurisdictional approaches aimed at halting deforestation in the tropics.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Déboisement, Législation de l'environnement, droit forestier, Administration régionale, Gouvernance, approches participatives

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Brésil

Mots-clés complémentaires : Politique publique

Mots-clés libres : REDD+, Supply-chain initiatives, Forest governance, Multi-stakeholder participation, Adaptive management, Third-tier jurisdictions

Classification Agris : K01 - Forestry - General aspects
D50 - Legislation
D10 - Public administration
P01 - Nature conservation and land resources

Champ stratégique Cirad : CTS 5 (2019-) - Territoires

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Brandão Frederico, CIFOR (IDN) - auteur correspondant
  • Piketty Marie-Gabrielle, CIRAD-ES-UPR GREEN (FRA)
  • Poccard-Chapuis René, CIRAD-ES-UMR SELMET (BRA) ORCID: 0000-0003-2200-0637
  • Brito Brenda, IMAZON (BRA)
  • Pacheco Pablo, CIFOR (IDN)
  • Garcia Edenise, TNC (USA)
  • Duchelle Amy E., CIFOR (IDN)
  • Drigo Isabel, IMAFLORA (BRA)
  • Carvalho Peçanha Jacqueline, Prefeitura Municipal de Paragominas (BRA)

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