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Environmental service incentives in the state of Acre, Brazil: Lessons for policies, programmes and strategies for jurisdiction-wide REDD+

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This study analyses the design of an Environmental Service Incentives System (SISA, in Portuguese), which includes a programme for REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), in the Brazilian state of Acre. Formally known as Environmental Service Incentives for Carbon (or ISA Carbon), this programme represents one of the first public policies for REDD+. Potentially the programme can generate important lessons for other REDD+ mechanisms, whether at sub-national or national levels, in Brazil or in other countries.

This study aims to: 
• Analyse the design and the process of constructing the programme, identifying its strengths and potential challenges. 
• Provide insights for its implementation.
• Identify relevant lessons for the design of other REDD+ mechanisms.