Rural environmental registration for additional peoples and communities: Social participation and the improvement of the registration module
Gabriela Berbigier Goncalves Guimaraes Grisolia, Janaina de Almeida Rocha, Elisa de Siqueira, Lilianna Gomes, Rejane Marques Mendes, Carlos Eduardo Sturm
Environmental policies that impact the territories of Traditional Peoples and Communities must include social participation methods in order to succeed. The history of the Rural Environmental Registry (cadastro ambiental rural – CAR) in Brazil is not different: only after the implementation of social control mechanisms and greater dialogue between the government and civil society, could the registration methodology of traditional territories be improved and gain more acceptance. This article will expose the important contribution of the National Council of Traditional Peoples and Communities (CNPCT), plus its partner organizations and social movements, to the definition of guidelines and safeguards that must be considered when registering in the CAR the territories of Traditional Peoples and Communities. Changes in the execution of public projects coordinated by the Brazilian Forest Service and consistent improvement of the CAR registration Module have been possible thanks to this open dialogue.
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