- Champions are signatories to the Rio Branco Declaration, which states that the goal of reducing deforestation 80% by 2020 will only be possible with external help, namely, adequate and sufficient finance and partnerships with corporations
- Champions have have time-bound, quantitative targets focused on sustainable agriculture and on social issues (including benefit-sharing, rights, engagement, improving livelihoods, etc.)
- Mato Grosso and Acre have MRV platforms documenting progress of its state rural development strategy
- Integrated Low Emission Rural Development (LED-R) strategy Champions already have or are developing jurisdiction-wide strategies that broadly address causes of land-based emissions across sectors & incorporate a range of critical elements (including targets, MRV, incentives, etc.).
- Performance targets Most Champions have time-bound, quantitative targets related to reducing deforestation and/or emissions from deforestation & degradation.
- Measurement, reporting and verification MRV Nearly all Champions have MRV systems under development or in place.
- Multi-stakeholder governance Recent or ongoing multi-stakeholder processes relevant to LED-R exist in several Champion's regions. Several Champions have initiatied representative multi-stakeholder processes to engage diverse communities in the implementation of LED-R strategies.
- Finance Finance has been slow to reach most jurisdictions, making this one of the weakest elements in terms of progress to jurisdictional sustainability.
Results on deforestation and avoided emissions comming soon
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