Forest Code (Law 12651) Brazil 2012

Name of policy Forest Code (Law 12651)
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Brazil
Region South America

Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Food security
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    Sector name
    • Agriculture and forestry
      • Forestry
    Policy description Brazil’s new Forest Code (Law no. 12.651) has been in force since 2012. This Code introduced new instruments that, once effectively implemented, allow for better monitoring of land use which will be crucial in the combat against deforestation and

    in ensuring environmental compliance, as well as in attaining Brazil’s goals with respect to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

    Policy type
    • Changing activity
    • Energy efficiency
    • Renewables
    • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
    • Non-energy5
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2012
    Start date of implementation
    End date of implementation 2012
    High impact GHG reduction
    Impact indicator

    Source or references
    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment) Linked to policy
    Status Final

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