Quintana Roo Mexico

Strategies and Policies

State Climate Action Plan - Quintana Roo's State Action Program on Climate Change of Quintana Roo (PEACCQROO) contains provisions to mitigate emissions and promote adaptation to the potential impacts of climate change. It establishes the framework for planning and implementing adaptation policies according to the existing scientific knowledge. Included in the plan is a goal of achieving zero net deforestation and develop statewide programs to reduce deforestation.

FCPF Carbon Fund Investment Program –Quintana Roo has developed an investment program to reduce deforestation through Mexico’s Emissions Reduction Initiative implemented under the framework of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.

State REDD+ strategy (EEREDD+) -Quintana Roo has developed a draft EEREDD+ in conjunction with representatives of the federal and state governments and other relevant actors of civil society, academia and land holders. It is under consultation during 2017.

Laws and Regulations

Decree 387 30/10/2015 Law of Ecological Balance and the Protection of the Environment - Promotes sustainable development, and regulate actions aimed at preservation and restoration of ecological balance, as well as protection of the environment of the State of Quintana Roo, according to the following bases:

Decree 19 27/2/2014 - Decree by which the Local Ecological Ordinance Program of the Municipality of Benito Juárez is modified.

Decree 116 16/6/2014 Forest Fire Law - Regulates the use of fire for agriculture, livestock and other purposes with an aim to reduce the impact of fire on forest resources.

Decree 269 30/4/2013 Climate Change Action Law - formalizes the state climate action plan and contains provisions to mitigate emissions and promote adaptation to the potential impacts of climate change. It establishes the framework for planning and implementing adaptation policies according to the existing scientific knowledge. Included in the plan is a goal of achieving zero net deforestation and develop statewide programs to reduce deforestation.

Decree 306 19/8/2013 Forest Law - Establishes the regulatory framework for forest conservation, protection, restoration, production, management, crop management, and sustainable management of forest areas. Establishes innovative conservation measures including 'strategic forest reserves'.  The revision in 2013 dissolved the state forestry institute and charges the Secretariat of Ecology and Environment of the state of Quintana Roo (SEMA) with forest policy development and implementation.

Decree 42 25/5/2009 - Decree by means of which the Program of Local Ecological Ordering of the Municipality of Solidarity is established

Decree 102 21/10/2008 - Decree of the Local Ecological Management Program of the Municipality of Cozumel. Subsequently modified in December 2011.

Secretariat of Ecology and Environment of the State of Quintana Roo (SEMA) – has a mission to Incorporate in all areas of society the criteria and instruments that ensure an ecological culture that puts care of the environment and environmental preservation first, in making decisions to encourage and promote the sustainable use of natural resources, consolidating a green Quintana Roo , promoting new forms of participation that encourage the citizen individually and in organized groups to intervene in the formulation and execution of public environmental policies, as well as strengthen public environmental management in the state, considering the climate change variable in a transversal manner , with its aspects of mitigation and adaptation..Carries responsibility for the development and implementation of forestry policies.

Agricultural, Rural and Indigenous Development Secretariat, State Government of Quintana Roo - Tasked with formulating, implementing, driving through and assessing sector-specific policies and programs on economic development and promotion on matters of agriculture, fruit growing, horticulture, beekeeping, livestock, agro-industry, rural development, logging, and the development of indigenous population and marginal groups

Finance and Planning Secretariat (SEFIPLAN) of the State Government of Quintana Roo - Tasked with promoting the formulation of bill proposals, regulations and other provisions on matters of planning, programming, budgetary policy, information, assessment, institutional co-ordination and regional development, social development and attending to marginal groups

Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (SEDARU) - Responsible for the development and implementation of policies and programs to enhance rural development, including agriculture.

REDD Working Group (GT REDD+) - Comprised of state and national level stakeholders, as well as a technical consultative REDD+ group (CTC TREDD+).

Ecological Zoning has been completed in 8 municipalities of Quintana Roo, with seven of the eight plans incorporating climate change into the spatial planning considerations.