Yucatán Mexico

Current REDD+ Program Progress

State Climate Action Plan
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The State Climate Action Plan (PEACC) was approved through Decree 176/2014.  The Plan references the development of a regional strategy to reduce deforestation and highlights restoring degraded lands and promoting sustainable livestock production as a key strategy for reducing deforestation in the state.

It establishes the roadmap to 2030 for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the impacts of climate change. It presents a sector analysis of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions, among which it points to the sector of land use, land use change and forestry as the third main emitter of GHG in the State, with a total of 1,334,300 Ton CO₂e issued annually representing 13% of the state total.

PEACC also provides for mitigation in order to promote the low emission development and conservation of the carbon sink potential of protected natural areas of the State, strategies and lines of action aimed at the sustainable management of agricultural soils, The improvement of vegetation cover in grazing lands, the promotion of agroforestry systems and conservation agriculture, the promotion of reforestation, sustainable forest management, among others.

Climate Change or Ecosystem Service Laws
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Decree 176/2014 approved the State Action Program on climate change, which includes references to reducing deforestation and REDD+ and the possibility of developing forest carbon credits for market-based solutions.

Ecological Zoning
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Yucatan's statewide zoning was completed in 2007 and formalized through Decree 792/2007. Deforestation is mentioned as one of the top 5 environmental concerns for the state.

Early REDD+ Actions
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REDD+ Programs

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Decree 333/2010 - Environmental Protection Law

Outlines the states environmental policy instruments and defines institutional arrangements for the protection and management of environmental resources in Yucatan.  in lieu of a forestry law the Environmental Law governs sustainable forestry development and protected areas. 

Decree 39/2013 - Sustainable Rural Development Law

Promotes an integrated development framework for rural areas in the state and regulates the planning and organization of agricultural development in the states.

Decree 176/2014 - Approving the State Action Program on Climate Change

Law approving the State Action Program on climate change, which includes references to reducing deforestation and REDD+

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REDD+ Safeguards

México ha dado reconocimiento expreso a las salvaguardas REDD+ y en la Estrategia Nacional REDD+ (ENAREDD+), contemplando el desarrollo de un Sistema Nacional de Salvaguardas (SNS) y un Sistema de Información de Salvaguardas para dar seguiiento, reportar y garantizar su cumplimiento.

De acuerdo al último avance presentado sobre la articulación del SNS, actualmente se tiene una interpretación nacional de las salvaguardas de REDD+ y se cuenta con un Marco legal, Marco Institucional y un Marco de cumplimiento bien definidos.

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