The UK Space Agency through the International Collaboration Program initiates a project to improve global forest management and protection on 300 million hectares of tropical forest "Forest 2020" to assist countries with high biological diversity improve the management and conservation of their forest ecosystems, through the monitoring of tropical forests. Ecometrica is the international consortium that brings together international experts for the monitoring of forests in the world, including: University of Edinburgh, University of Leicester and Edinburgh Carbomap. For Mexico, window areas were selected in two states, Jalisco (345,531.82 ha.) And Chiapas (500,015.61 ha.), Signing collaboration agreements with local partners such as FIPRODEFO in Jalisco, PRONATURA-SUR, AMBIO and ECOSUR in Chiapas.
|Funding Source||UK Space Agency|
|Funding Amount||MXN $9’000,000.00|
|Initiative Type||Technical Assistance Partnership|
|Initiative Status||$1’630,000 pesos have been invested in 2016-2017|
At COP 13 of the Conventions on Biodiversity held in Cancun in 2016, Quintana Roo, the Governments of the Yucatan Peninsula signed a collaborative work plan for 2030 called "Agreement for Sustainability of the Yucatan Peninsula" (ASPY 2030). This agreement strengthens collaboration among subnational governments to facilitate transition and compliance with the Paris Agreement, the Bonn Challenge, Rio Branco Declaration and the Aichi Goals among others. The implementation of the ASPY 2030 will occur through the Regional Climate Change Commission, formed through the first regional agreement on climate change signed at COP16 in 2010, and supported by NGO initiatives such as the Mayan Forest Observatory which generates inputs for forest policy. ASPY 2030 covers 8 components, each with specific lines of action:
ASPY is also supported by a Declaration of the Private and Financial Sector, in which 70 companies of great impact in the region have expressed their interest in contributing social and environmental responsibility towards corporate sustainability, which will contribute strongly to achieving the goals of the Agreement of Governors of the Yucatan Peninsula, ASPY 2030. The Governors of ASPY 2030 are: Mr. Rolando Zapata Bello, Governor of Yucatan, Mexico; Lic. Carlos Joaquín González, Governor of Quintana Roo, Mexico and Lic. Rafael Alejandro Moreno Cárdenas, Governor of Campeche, Mexico.
|Partners||State governments in collaboration with private sector actors, civil society and the federal government|
|Initiative Type||Public Private Partnership|
|Initiative Status||Development phase (implementation plan finalized in June 2017)|
The National Association of State Environmental Authorities (ANAAE), who chairs the Government of Campeche through the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources of Campeche (SEMARNATCAM) is promoting a new regional model of cooperation through the signing of the Charter of Tumbira: A Call to Action in May 2017, in the city of Manaus, Brazil.The purpose of the call is to strengthen cooperation between Latin American institutions in efforts to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. This model represents an example of leadership and teamwork to motivate and direct investment towards the strategic and responsible use of natural resources in Latin America.Outreach to additional members of the alliance, including from the private sector, has begun.
|Partners||Governments and private sector leaders of Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru|
|Initiative Type||Public Private Partnership|
|Initiative Status||Planning phase (Charter signed in May 2017)|
Within the framework of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity (COP13) held in December 2016 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, the Campeche Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of Campeche (SEMARNATCAM) in coordination with the National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) co - organized the 5th Global Biodiversity Summit of Cities and subnational governments. As a result of the meeting, leaders of subnational governments established an intative to build a new cooperative approach to exchange experiences and best practices, and established a plan of action for participating governments to meet the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
|Partners||Aichi, Japan; Catalonia, Spain; Ontario and Quebec in Canada; and Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Initiative Type||Government Partnership|
|Initiative Status||Development of the 2017-2018 Action Plan|
The Yucatan Peninsula Climate Fund was established in 2016 in partnership with the three Autonomous Universities of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan.The state governments participate as members of the Advisory Council of the fund which has the mission of supporting regional intiatives to mitigate and adapt to climate change by funding regional climate priorities. It will also seek to be a regional counterpart in the REDD+ payment scheme of the FCPF Carbon Fund, in coordination with CONAFOR. This fund started operations in December 2016, in phase 1, developing the executive plan to implement the trust, coordinating the operational strategy of the Advisory Council, designing the fundraising plan and the procedures manual. This Fund is a trust that can capture and distribute resources in a regional and state way, so that it can receive private and international resources for the development of climate policy actions.
|Partners||The Nature Conservancy, state governments of Quinatana Roo, Campeche and Yucatan, Autonomous Universities of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan|
|Funding Source||Private and International Funding including the FCPF Carbon Fund|
|Initiative Type||Financing Intiative|
|Initiative Status||Development of Executive Plan (first phase of implementation)|
The state plan on safeguards (PES for its acronym in Spanish) is the operational instrument for environmental and social risk management through which Campeche, as one of the 5 Mexican states within the Emission Reduction Initiative (IRE) of the FCPF Carbon Fund, will promote the guidelines, mechanisms and procedures established in the World Bank Safeguards Framework to reduce and manage risks and enhance the benefits associated with REDD + activities that will be developed within Campeche’s Investment Programs for the IRE. The PES will have a validity of 5 years to coincide with the implementation of the IRE. Campeche prepared the draft of its Plan, which Mexico proposed to the World Bank in June 2017. After the validation, the final version of the PES of each of the 5 Mexican states will be integrated.
|Partners||National Forestry Commision (CONAFOR)|
|Initiative Type||Indigenous Peoples initiative|
|Initiative Status||Planning stage (draft version complete)|
The Special Concurrent Program of the Maya Milpa Regions and Area of Influence of the State of Yucatan recognizes the historical, environmental, social, economic, cultural and legal factors that affect the milpa as a form of production and reproduction of the Maya community in the State of Yucatan. It identifies and develops proposals to improve living conditions and increase levels of well-being for Mayan families. The Milpa Program of the Milpera Region and area of influence has the purpose of guaranteeing and promoting the responsible and efficient use of the ecosystem services that ecosystems provide to society and whose benefits are distributed as widely as possible for human well-being.
|Partners||State Government units that make up the Intersecretarial Commission for Sustainable Rural Development; State Council for Sustainable Rural Development.|
|Initiative Type||Indigenous Peoples Initiative|
|Initiative Status||Integration of the Intersecretarial Commission for Sustainable Rural Development and budget programming for 2018.|