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Winrock International

Legacy Project

Tocantins REDD+

Funder: State of Tocantines

Project Timeline: March 13, 2018 - March 13, 2019

Country: Brazil

Program Areas: Clean Energy and Environment, Ecosystem Services and Climate Change

The state of Tocantins in Brazil is dominated by wooded savannahs called the cerrado. These once-vast ecosystems are threatened by expanding cattle ranching and agriculture, and rates of deforestation in the cerrado now exceed those in the Amazon. Winrock providing technical support to the Government of Tocantins in developing a sub-national REDD+ program to provide financial incentives to lower rates of deforestation and degradation.