World Rainforest Movement

Law on Payment for Environmental Services in Acre benefits the financial market

An article that analyzes the law passed in the Brazilian state of Acre in 2010 to create the State System of Incentives for Environmental Services (SISA). The law is considered a model and example for the world; however, it ultimately serves to turn over the state’s natural wealth, including its forests, to the financial speculation market.

Available in Portuguese only athttp://terramagazine.terra.com.br/blogdaamazonia/blog/2012/08/14/lei-de-pagamento-por-servicos-ambientais-do-acre-beneficia-mercado-financeiro/