Tabasco Mexico

Strategies and Policies

State Program of Action to Climate Change (PEACC) - Seeks to define, analyze and propose the strategic measures needed to address climate change in Tabasco. PEACC utilizes mitigation measures (reduction of greenhouse gas emissions), and adaptation measures to ensure the integrity of communities and develop capacities to deal with adverse impacts. As a result, PEACC is an instrument to support public policies and actions related to climate change within the state government's sphere of competence, as well as to form an important element of the critical path for climate change policy in Mexico and Identify actions and measures to reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Laws and Regulations

Law of Environmental Protection of the State of Tabasco 22/12/2012– aims to regulate all types of activities to protect the environment from the establishment and application of environmental policy instruments, as well as those necessary when it has been damaged. It also contains a chapter on climate change, within which the policies of the REDD + strategy can be harmonized. Article 28 states that state policy on climate change must promote adaptation and mitigation actions to global warming, where the principles of sustainable development are considered to contribute to reducing the risk of the population, their heritage and the conservation of resources Natural.

Decree Modifying Ecological Criteria of the Ecological Program of the State of Tabasco 22/12/2012 – updates the State of Tabasco’s ecological zoning plan.

Forestry Law of the State of Tabasco1/4/2006 – this law is intends "to regulate and promote the conservation, protection, restoration, management and forestry exploitation, as well as the transfer of the results of scientific and technical research, organization and training of producers, marketing", among others, In order to contribute to sustainable forest development (Article 1). This law serves as a regulatory framework for the State Forestry Commission of Tabasco, whose objective is to promote productive activities, protection, conservation and restoration in forestry. Also within it seeks protection, conservation, as well as the recovery of forest areas and are a priority of the State Government.

The Secretariat of Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection (SERNAPAM) – has carried out projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gases, strengthening local capacities and developing research on climate change issues since 2002.

Tabasco’s State Program on Ecological Zoning (POET) an instrument of state environmental policy used to regulate land uses of the territory (geographical location of productive activities), based on the current assessment of natural resources, the socio-productive condition of the area, and the suitability or potential of use of the analyzed site. POET considers elements of property and markets to determine the useful capacity of the territory with the lowest risk of degradation. Tabasco’s statewide zoning was originally completed in 2006, and has been updated two times since.The current zoning plan was completed in 2013.

Tabasco has also finalized a Plan for Adaptation of Management and Integral Management of the Basins of the Grijalva and Usumacinta Rivers.