The debate about a National REDD+ Strategy began in 2010, under the coordination of the Ministry of the Environment (MMA for the acronym in Portuguese). At the time, the "REDD+ Brasil" website was created, as well as working groups to discuss aspects to be considered in the National Strategy, such as institutional issues, distribution of benefits and funding sources. These working groups enabled the participation of multiple stakeholders (about 120 representatives of 58 institutions).
In 2011, the Interministerial Working Group on REDD + (GTI REDD+ for the acronym in Portuguese) was formed. The GTI REDD+ was coordinated by the MMA and involved the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Presidency (CC for the acronym in Portuguese), the Secretariat for Strategic Affairs (SAE for the acronym in Portuguese), the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA for the acronym in Portuguese), the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI for the acronym in Portuguese), the Ministry of Finance (MF for the acronym in Portuguese), the National Indigenous Peoples Foundation (FUNAI for the acronym in Portuguese), the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB for the acronym in Portuguese), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE for the acronym in Portuguese), the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA for the acronym in Portuguese) and the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management (MPOG for the acronym in Portuguese).
In 2012, a Task Force with the Amazonian states was established. It was coordinated by the CC and involved the MMA, MF, MCTI, MRE and MPOG. In addition to that, the Federal government held consultations ?? with civil society organizations and representatives of indigenous peoples and the private sector. All efforts were focused on the need to build consensus for developing a National REDD+ Strategy, which should contribute to the National Policy on Climate Change. A series of workshops coordinated by the MMA and the FUNAI sought to develop an approach to address indigenous issues in the National Strategy. The establishment of a Technical Panel to discuss safeguards is another important outcome, made possible by the dialogue process between governments and civil society.
In 2013, the GTI REDD+ prepared the first draft of the National REDD+ Strategy. In 2014, the MMA prepared a new version, taking into consideration the newly agreed Warsaw Framework for REDD+. In final the stage of development in 2015, the Ministry of Environment intensified dialogue with civil society, state and indigenous representatives in a series of meetings that addressed the National REDD+ Strategy and aspects related to REDD+ under the UNFCCC.
Finally, the Decree No. 8576, of November 26th 2015 (Portuguese only), established the National REDD+ Committee (CONAREDD +, for the acronym in Portuguese). The Decree assigned to the Minister of the Environment the task of establishing the National REDD+ Strategy, which was concluded with MMA's Ordinance No. 370, of December 2nd, 2015 (Portuguese only).
National REDD+ Strategy development process (2010 - 2015)