The MMA (Ministry of the Environment) Launches New PPCDAm for Public Consultation

The Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Deforestation in the Legal Amazon received contributions from 12 other ministries, in addition to various federal agencies; the consultation is open until April 26th.

"The new Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Deforestation in the Legal Amazon (PPCDAm) is available for public consultation starting this Monday (April 10th). hereThe purpose of the consultation is to receive contributions until April 26th.

The Ordinance No. 432mandates the opening of the public consultation, was signed on Monday (April 10th) by Minister Marina Silva.

Launched in 2004, the PPCDAm is in its 5th phase. The plan was the primary driver behind the 63.5% reduction in deforestation rates by 2019 when it was discontinued by the previous government.

With the record increase in the deforestation rate over the past four years, the federal government issued on January 1st Decree No. 11,367/2023, which established the Permanent Interministerial Commission for the Prevention and Control of Deforestation, reinstated the PPCDAm, and defined new strategies for Action Plans for the Prevention and Control of Deforestation in the Cerrado, Atlantic Forest, Caatinga, Pampa, and Pantanal.

The development of the PPCDAm was coordinated by the MMA and had direct participation from 12 other ministries and various federal agencies that make up the Executive Subcommittee established by Decree No. 11,367/2023.

After analyzing the dynamics of deforestation in the Amazon, the plan outlined 12 strategic objectives within 4 pillars:


Strategic objectives 

Pillar I. Sustainable Productive Activities 

Objetivo 1Promote sustainable productive activities 

Objective 2. Promote sustainable forest management and the restoration of deforested or degraded areas. 

Objective 3. Strengthen coordination with the states in the Legal Amazon region in promoting sustainable activities. 

Pillar II. Environmental Monitoring and Control 

Objective 4. Ensure accountability for crimes and administrative environmental offenses related to deforestation and forest degradation. 

Objective 5. Enhancing the capacity to monitor deforestation, fires, degradation, and production chains. 

Objective 6. Prevent and combat forest fires.

Objective 7. Strengthen collaboration with the states in the Legal Amazon region for environmental enforcement efforts 

Pillar III. Land Use Planning and Land Tenure 

Objective 8. Ensure the protection of unallocated public lands 

Objective 9. Expand and strengthen the management of protected areas 

Objective 10. Progress in environmental regularization through the improvement of the National Rural Environmental Cadastre System - SICAR."  

Objective 11. Align the planning of major infrastructure projects with the goal of zero deforestation by 2030 

Pillar IV Instrumentos Normativos e Econômicos 

Objetivo 12. Implement (create, improve) normative and economic instruments for deforestation control. 


The 5th phase of PPCDAm presents 176 lines of action for 36 expected outcomes, with a focus on: strengthening the bioeconomy; promoting sustainable forest management and forest restoration; ensuring accountability for environmental crimes and offenses; improving deforestation and forest fire monitoring; ensuring the protection of unallocated public lands and enhancing the management of protected areas; advancing environmental regularization; and refining normative and economic instruments to implement more effective measures for deforestation control and institutional strengthening.

The federal government has mandated that addressing environmental issues should be cross-cutting, with the goal of promoting sustainable forest use, combating land grabbing of public lands, and targeting all links in environmental crime chains. The target for the Legal Amazon is zero deforestation by 2030.

Access the full preliminary document here.

To submit contributions, access the public consultation here.

Reproduction: Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change