This document was written by the team at the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) aiming at supporting discussions about the topic of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) for the Agricultural Policy Dialogue Brazil – Germany (APD).
This document presents proposals to regulate Law no 14,119, enacted in 2021, establishing a National Policy of Payment for Environmental Services. These proposals are the outcome of joint efforts led by IPAM involving over 40 representative entities in the private sector, civil society organizations, the academia, and productive and financial sectors, which integrate the PES and Carbon Market Task Force under the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture. It is worth noting the effort to come up with proposals has been acknowledged by decisionmakers and representatives of the Federal Executive Government, among other key players, as critical to qualify discussions about the topic and strengthen the PES agenda in the country.
This document also describes the advancement of PES subnational initiatives and provides an overall view of the challenges expected in this important agenda in 2023.