The Ministry of the Environment, IBAMA and ICMBIO have edited Joint Normative Instruction (INC) MMA/IBAMA/ICMBio No. 2/2021, published in the Federal Official Gazette on Thursday, 29 April. The new INC updated certain procedures established by Joint INC No. 1/2021, which was published at the beginning of April, particularly those related to inspection reports.
The environmental agency of the state of São Paulo (CETESB) published technical note no. 01/21 in April 2021, providing the applicable methodologies for the measurement and report of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) for the parties that are included in the São Paulo Environment Agreement.
On 5 April 2021, the Secretariat of the Amazon and Environmental Services of the Environmental Ministry (MMA) enacted Technical Note No. 353/2021. The Technical Note elaborates on the implementation of the Forest+ Carbon program and discloses the Brazilian government position regarding the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, which addresses market instruments aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
On 14 January 2021, Federal Law No. 14.119/2021 was published to establish the National Policy of Payments for Environmental Services (PNPSA), which aims to encourage the preservation of ecosystems, water resources, soil, biodiversity, genetic heritage and associated traditional knowledge, valuing ecosystem services economically, socially and culturally. The law is already in force.
On November 30, 2020, Ordinance No. 589/2020 was published to update guidelines and criteria applicable to the environmental conciliation phase of IBAMA and ICMBio’s administrative procedures, while lasts the public health emergency situation caused by the pandemic of coronavirus (Covid-19).