Instituciones - resumen
The Ministry of Environment is one of the key governmental agencies in Brazil and together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science and Technology is responsible for forming Brazil's national and international REDD policy. The National Institute on Space Research (INPE), through the PRODES project, is responsible for the monitoring and annual reporting of deforestation rates and statistics for the Brazilian Amazon Biome. The Amazon Fund, which was launched in 2008 with an initial donation from the government of Norway, is the main funding institution in Brazil and is already funding projects that are helping to reach the goal of reducing deforestation and promoting sustainable development on the region. At the subnational level, there are many state institutions developing subnational REDD policies and activities, some of them in coordination with civil society, and these institutions are also involved in the construction of policy at the national level. There are also a wide number of NGOs involved in the REDD process at all scales - subnational, national and international. Many of them are engaged in the development and implementation of REDD subnational activities, as well as supporting subnational governments on the construction of state policies related to REDD.