About Us: Policy Initiatives

The implementation of local PES projects requires the support of appropriate legal and political frame­works. We advocate for the rights of local communi­ties in PES policy forums and seek to strengthen lo­cal and indigenous communities’ land tenure rights. We commissioned a legal review which affirmed Brazilian indigenous peoples’ ownership rights to carbon. We are now working with the government of the Brazilian State of Acre to develop a program for indigenous peoples to participate in the state-wide System of Incentives for Ecosystem Services (SISA).