The PCI and the PCI Institute

Starting in 2019, the PCI Strategy will be implemented in partnership with Instituto PCI.

Expansion and increase in the efficiency of agricultural and forestry production.

Conservation of native vegetation and restoration of liabilities.

Socioeconomic inclusion of family farming and traditional populations

Actions underway

Carbon Neutral Program

The Mato Grosso Carbon Neutral program has a voluntary target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in 2030 and achieve zero emissions by 2035 (fifteen years before the national target of 2050). The program contributes to the global Race to Zero campaign launched by the UK and Chile Climate Champions.
The program already has 12 Priority Actions listed carried out through a collaborative process between the government of the State of Mato Grosso, led by the State Secretariat for the Environment of Mato Grosso (SEMA-MT), with technicians from the Climate Group (CG), Winrock International, the Governors' Forest and Climate Task Force (GCF Taskforce) and the Mato Grosso Climate Change Forum (FMMC), as well as other important stakeholders from the public and private sector.

Click here to view the Report on Development and Assessment of Mato Grosso's Decarbonization Trajectory

PCI and Indigenous Peoples

  • Today in Mato Grosso there are 43 indigenous peoples, who speak 35 different languages, in addition to about 9 isolated tribes. According to FUNAI, these peoples lives in 87 Indigenous Lands (TIs), among which 72 have formal legal recognition and 15 are still being studied. These Indigenous Lands lays around 16% of the state's area, protecting a cultural and biological diversity, in addition to large stocks of carbon and other social and environmental services, though these territories have little significant percentage of deforestation.
  • When PCI Strategy was launched in 2015, the importance of indigenous territories for the achievement of the State's conservation goals was notorius, as well as the need for social and productive inclusion of the indigenous peoples of the State. But it was also known that it would not be possible to establish specific goals within the Strategy without the participation and protagonism of the indigenous peoples themselves in the process.
  • After the creation of a Federation of Indigenous Peoples and Organizations of Mato Grosso (FEPOIMT), it starts to lead in the dialogue with the PCI and other public policies in Mato Grosso.
  • In 2017 FEPOIMT takes part of the State Committee for the PCI Strategy - CEEPCI. At the same time, within the scope of the REDD for Early Movers Program - REM-MT, it starts with technical and facilitation support from the Centro de Vida Institute (ICV) and from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which offered financial and technical support, carrying out the participatory construction process and consulting the REM Indigenous Territories subprogram.
  • The general goal of the Indigenous Territories Subprogram is to guarantee structure for the resources of the Mato Grosso REM Program to integrate, articulate and strengthen the contributions of Indigenous peoples for mitigating and adapting to climate change based on their traditional knowledge systems and self-sustainable management of natural resources, promoting the strengthening of indigenous institutions and organizations in their different activities and in accordance with the realities and cultural, social environmental, territorial and economic diversity of each people, avoiding the adverse effects on this implementation.
  • After a first phase training multipliers in 2017, eight Information and Construction Workshops of the Mato Grosso REM Indigenous Territories Subprogram are carried out in 2018, involving 42 indigenous peoples of Mato Grosso and more than 1,300 participants, for the participatory construction of Priority Themes.
  • In 2019, Mato Grosso, through a technical partnership between SEMA's Climate Change and REDD+ Coordination (CMCR) and ICV started the project Valuing the Forests of Mato Grosso, within the scope of the financing provided by an agreement between the Government of Norway and the Governor's Climate and Forest Task Force - GCF, with UNDP management and implementation.
  • The project attends, directly, the priorities defined by the state and is part of the efforts related to the PCI Strategy and the REM Program.
  • As part of the project, a social productive diagnosis of Indigenous Territories in the State was carried out for the first time.
  • Based on the advances in governance and the definition of priorities achieved under the REM Program, as well as the diagnosis made within Valuing the Forests of Mato Grosso project, the PCI Institute, in its Action Plan 2021, intends to build jointly with Fepoimt and partners ways to improve indigenous participation in its governance and establishing joint priorities.

Why Mato Grosso

  • World agricultural power and Brazil's largest agricultural exporter;
  • Largest national producer of cereals and leader in beef production;
  • Third largest state in the Legal Amazon with large
    natural and ecological heritage;
  • Second state in Brazil to create state REDD law;
  • Expressive reduction in deforestation after 2004 through public and private initiatives.