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).