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MMA

MMA

Brazil’s Ministry of the Environment (MMA) includes programs aimed at recovery, conservation and sustainability in various environmental areas. Among the highlights is the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) of real estate throughout the country, with the objective of promoting the recovery of ecosystems in the mold of the new Forestry Law. For conservation units, there is the Amazon Protected Areas Program (Arpa) and Bolsa Verde, which grants financial incentives for families to promote conservation actions, extractive reserves, national forests and settlements. Water resources are highlighted by the Água Doce program, which promotes the sustainable construction of wells and, thus, provides potable water for low-income communities in the Brazilian semi-arid region. In addition, MMA develops programs linked to the fight against desertification, environmental education and economic ecological zoning.

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