Yucatan Peninsula Framework Agreement on Sustainability for 2030 (ASPY 2030)

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:

  • Sustainable agricultural development
  • Effective forest management
  • Ecosystem conservation
  • Water and ecosystems
  • Sustainable coastal management
  • Sustainable fisheries
  • Green and responsible market development
  • Sustainable tourism

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.

Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership
Initiative Status
Development phase (implementation plan finalized in June 2017)
Partners
  • State governments in collaboration with private sector actors
  • civil society and the federal government
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Tumbira Letter: A Call to Action

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.

Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership
Initiative Status
Planning phase (Charter signed in May 2017)
Partners
  • Governments and private sector leaders of Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Mexico and Peru
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Leadership Group of Subnational Governments for Meeting the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

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.

Initiative Type
Government Partnership
Initiative Status
Development of the 2017-2018 Action Plan
Partners
  • Aichi, Japan
  • Catalonia, Spain
  • Ontario and Quebec in Canada
  • and Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Yucatan Peninsula Climate Fund

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.

Initiative Type
Financing Intiative
Initiative Status
Development of Executive Plan (first phase of implementation)
Funding Source
Private and International Funding including the FCPF Carbon Fund
Partners
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • state governments of Quinatana Roo
  • Campeche and Yucatan
  • Autonomous Universities of Campeche
  • Quintana Roo and Yucatan
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
State Plan on Safegurads (Plan Estatal de Salvaguardas - PES) REDD+

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.

Initiative Type
Indigenous Peoples initiative
Initiative Status
Planning stage (draft version complete)
Partners
  • National Forestry Commision (CONAFOR)
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Monitoring of Tropical Forests "FOREST 2020"

The United Kingdom Space Agency through the International Partnership Program initiated a project to improve global forest management and protection on 300 million hectares of tropical forest "Forest 2020" to help 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 forest monitoring 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.), through the signing of collaboration agreements with local partners such as FIPRODEFO in Jalisco, PRONATURA-SUR, AMBIO and ECOSUR in Chiapas.

Initiative Type
Technical Assistance Partnership
Initiative Status
$9,000,000.00 pesos to be invested through 2020, $1,630,000 pesos were invested from 2016-2017
Funding Source
UK Space Agency
Funding Amount
$9,000,000.00 pesos to be invested through 2020; $1,630,000 pesos were invested from 2016-2017
Partners
  • Ecometrica and FIPRODEFO
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Sustainable Development Goals

Efforts to advance the SDGs include several initiatives related to forests, which include:

  • strengthen the network of forest nurseries and seed banks;
  • use forest resources under the criteria of legality and sustainability;
  • implement restoration actions in degraded forest areas;
  • promote a culture of awareness and integration of community forest management;
  • incorporate forestry areas in the environmental services payment program;
  • regulate the change in land use and promote the conservation and sustainable use of the land;
  • reduce the area of ecosystem effected by forest fires, pests and diseases;
  • increase the area of forests under sustainable forest management to ensure the permanence of forested areas and generate benefits to owners;
  • promoting the establishment, maintenance of commercial forest plantations, and productive diversification.
Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership; Government Planning Initiative
Initiative Status
Initiative launched in May 2017
Partners
  • Public and private leaders of the government of Mexico and Chiapas
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Bonn Challenge

The Ministry of Environment and Natural History (SEMAHN) of the Government of the State of Chiapas and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are carrying out the design of a functional strategy of landscape restoration with an approach that encourages productivity and supports the objectives set out in the Chiapas State Development Plan 2013-2018. It also facilitates compliance with the commitments made in different international agreements at the national level (the 15 Aichi goals of the CBD, the UNFCCC REDD + goal, the zero net land degradation goal of Rio + 20) and at the state level (Rio Branco Declaration on low-emission rural within the framework of the GCF Technical Team). The design of the strategy is the first step for the State Government to join the global Bonn Challenge initiative (http://www.bonnchallenge.org/), whose objective is to restore 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded lands by 2020 and 350 million by 2030.

Initiative Type
Government Planning Initiative
Initiative Status
Development of the Action Plan 2017-2018
Partners
  • State of Chiapas
  • IUCN
  • NGOs
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Chiapas Environmental Trust and El Triunfo Conservation Fund (FONCET)

The parties to the agreement commit themselves to implement efforts that promote conservation and encourage sustainable rural development in the State of Chiapas within the framework of the Emission Reduction Initiative (IRE).

Initiative Type
Government Planning Initiative
Initiative Status
Operating modifications to the Triumph Conservation Fund
Partners
  • State of Chiapas
  • IUCN
  • NGOs
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Chiapas Emission Reduction Initiative

On April 22, 2016, the Government of the State of Chiapas, through the Chief Executive, signed an agreement with the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) for a Coordination Agreement for the development and implementation of the Emissions Reduction Initiative through investment programs with scope in the territorial district of the state of Chiapas.

The specific activities that will be developed within the framework of the Initiative for the reduction of emissions have been defined according to local realities to ensure that the causes of deforestation and forest degradation in each region of the State are addressed. To implement the economic activities in a sustainable and long-term manner, it is necessary to have a state financing scheme that allows the capture of financial resources from different national and international, public and private sources, that can function as an investment that will impact the development of sustainable rural activities and the development of capacity in producers, associations of producers, and communities of the state.

Initiative Type
Pay for performance, Private Investment
Initiative Status
Agreement in process
Funding Source
National and International sources from public and private sectors
Partners
  • Government of Chiapas
  • CONAFOR
  • World Bank
  • FCPF
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
State Plan for REDD+ Safeguards (PES)

The PES is the operational instrument for environmental and social risk management through which Chiapas, as one of the 5 Mexican states within the Emission Reduction Initiative (IRE), will promote the guidelines, mechanisms and procedures established in the Framework World Bank Safeguards to reduce risk management and improve the benefits associated with REDD + activities that will be developed within its territory associated with the intervention area established in the Investment Program registered in the IRE. The PES will be valid for 5 years, during which period the IRE will be executed. Chiapas drafted its Plan, which Mexico proposed to the World Bank in June 2017. After the validation, the final version of the PES will be integrated in each of the 5 Mexican states.

Initiative Type
Indigenous Peoples Initiative
Initiative Status
In progress (draft plan)
Partners
  • National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR)
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
State Strategy for REDD + for the State of Chiapas

At present, the document of the State REDD + Strategy formulated is relied upon, however, for its implementation, it is necessary to consult with the main users of the forests and jungles, since they are the ones who will have to carry out the activities that are reflected in it. Therefore, it is proposed to consult the State REDD + Strategy in order to count and resume the recommendations and validation of end users. In the future, with the implementation of the EEREDD +, the strategy is expected to improve the environment and support environmentally appropriate economic activities without neglecting the conservation aspect of natural resources, hoping to favor the restoration of ecosystem conditions so that other organisms return to the places from which they have been displaced.

Initiative Type
Government Planning Initiative
Initiative Status
In development and consultation of the REDD + State Strategy
Funding Source
National and international sources of public and private sectors
Partners
  • Secretary of the Environment and Natural History
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Sustainable Livestock Strategy to Low Emissions for the State of Chiapas

The Low Emissions Sustainable Livestock Action Plan for the State of Chiapas is a tool built by the Low Emissions Livestock Working Group. The objective of the plan is to contribute to an adequate management of the landscape with the strenthening of the intervention axis of livestock activity in the State of Chiapas, in order to reduce the emission of GHGs through prototypes of sustainable low-emission livestock based on the integration of forest arrangements, good livestock management practices, and land management.

Initiative Type
Government Planning Initiative
Initiative Status
In development, creation of working groups, donation of plants, producer registration, financial management.
Funding Source
Domestic and international sources from public and private sectors
Partners
  • Secretary of Environment and Natural History and Local NGOs
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Intermunicipal Board of the Sumidero Canyon

The Intermunicipal Council of Sumidero Canyon is composed of 16 municipalities of the State of Chiapas, which converge around the Sumidero Canyon. This initiative seeks to form an agreement with the 16 municipalities to develop a territorial strategy to promote sustainable low emissions actions, promoting the reduction of the environmental impact of anthropocentric activities.

Initiative Type
Government Planning Initiative
Initiative Status
In development, formation of the board of trustees and seed contribution for the beginning of operations
Funding Source
Trusteeship of the Inter-municipal Board of the Cañon del Sumidero, national and international sources from public and private sectors
Partners
  • Secretary of the Environment and Natural History
  • 16 Town Halls and Local NGOs
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Alliance with the Agricultural Sector

In 2016, the Ministry of Rural Development modified its operation rules to support the implementation of silvopastoral systems (sustainable livestock), aimed at livestock producers who have a current Agreement for Payment for Environmental Services (PSA) for the forest adjacent to their livestock activity. This year, the concept of support was extended to agroforestry systems and other conservation and/or forest management requirements are included, in addition to the PSA; such as the Sustainable Forest Management Plan, Environmental Management Unit and Voluntary Conservation Area. As part of this effort, the Secretariat signed an Agreement with each of the Inter-municipal Environmental Boards of coastal basins, which are part of the Emissions Reduction Initiative proposed by Mexico before the Cooperative Fund for Forest Carbon (FCPF), whose purpose is to provide technical assistance to people benefiting from the program. The alliance aims to promote sustainable production, increase the resilience of rural producers and capture carbon, as well as conserve carbon stocks.

Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership
Initiative Status
Phase 1 investments completed. Phase 2 under evaluation.
Funding Source
Public Financing
Funding Amount
Phase 1 - $1.5 million Mexican pesos to support agricultural producers in Jalisco. Phase 2 - Additional support in excess of $1.5 million pesos for agricultural producers
Partners
  • Ministry of Rural Development and Intermunicipal Boards of Environment
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Alliance with the Social Sector

The Secretariats of Development and Social Integration, Environment and Territorial Development and the Intermunicipal Environment Boards of coastal basins of Jalisco signed agreements in 2016 and 2017 whose objective was to invest in 34 productive projects for the management and sustainable use of resources of women and young people living in areas of high and very high marginalization. The alliance with the social sector also seeks that these supported projects provide certain inputs for the silvopastoral-agroforestry systems promoted by the agricultural sector. In this sense, nurseries were supported by women who produce plants of interest to the community, as well as forage and timber species that can be sold to farmers. Support for young people was also promoted for the production of compost. The foregoing, without excluding other productive activities of women and young people that consider the management and sustainable use of local natural resources. As part of this initiative, the Ministry of Environment and Territorial Development will provide technical assistance to the projects of women and young people benefiting from these resources in each of the Inter-municipal Environmental Boards of coastal basins; which is the area of intervention of the Emissions Reduction Initiative proposed by Mexico before the Cooperative Fund for Forest Carbon (FCPF).

Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership
Initiative Status
Phase 1 and 2 investments completed, Phase 3 in development
Funding Source
Government Funding
Funding Amount
Phase 1. $ 3.5 million Mexican pesos for productive projects of rural women and young people complementary to silvopastoral systems. Phase 2. $ 3 million Mexican pesos for productive projects of women and rural youths complementary to silvopastoral systems. Phase 3. $ 6 million Mexican pesos for productive projects of women
Partners
  • Secretariat for Development and Social Integration
  • Ministry of Environment and Territorial Development and Intermunicipal Boards
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Agreement for the Creation and Implementation of the Biocultural Corridor of the Western Center of Mexico

The agreement for the creation and implementation of the Biocultural Corridor of the Center West of Mexico signed on June 22 with the intention of combining efforts, capacities and resources to consolidate the conservation and management of protected natural areas and conservation modalities, as well as the conservation and sustainable use of its ecosystems and biodiversity present in the States of Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, Queretaro, Zacatecas, Nayarit,Jalisco and Michoacán de Ocampo, with the support of the Federal Government, through the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas and the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity.

The Biocultural Corridor of the Western Center of Mexico has a geographical unit characterized by its wide variety of plants, animals and ecosystems, whose structure and dynamics have been shaped to a greater or lesser extent by the history of land use, a directly associated factor to the diversity of cultural features of this region of the country. Among the objectives of this Corridor is to reconcile the conservation of natural resources with sustainable use.

Initiative Type
Intergovernmental Initiative
Initiative Status
Agreement signed
Partners
  • State Governments and Federal entities
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Collaboration Agreement To Promote Local Payment Mechanisms For Environmental Services

In April 2017, the National Forestry Commission and the Ministry of Environment and Territorial Development of the State Government agreed to provide financial resources under the scheme of concurrent funds to be allocated to the payment for environmental services of forest lands belonging to 38 men and women, encompassing a total area of 21,118.57 hectares. In addition to ensuring the provision of environmental services, support allocates about 7% of the total amount to be invested in technical assistance for the proper management of protected forest or forest.

Initiative Type
Public Investment Initiative
Initiative Status
$ 11,326,774 pesos invested
Funding Source
National Forest Commission and Secretariat of Environment and Territorial Development
Funding Amount
Phase 1. $ 11,326,774 Mexican pesos to conserve carbon sinks
Partners
  • National Forest Commission and Secretariat of Environment and Territorial Development
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Monitoring of Tropical Forests "FOREST 2020"

The UK Space Agency, through the International Collaboration Program, initiated a project to improve the management and protection of forests worldwide on 300 million hectares of tropical forest "Forest 2020," to help 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.

Initiative Type
Technical Assistance Partnership
Initiative Status
$9,000,000.00 pesos to be invested through 2020, $1,630,000 pesos were invested from 2016-2017
Funding Source
UK Space Agency
Funding Amount
$9,000,000.00 pesos to be invested through 2020, $1,630,000 pesos were invested from 2016-2017
Partners
  • Ecometrica and FIPRODEFO
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Forest Investment Program Dedicated Donation Mechanisms for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacities of the people who depend on the forests of certain selected regions, to participate in local, national and international processes related to REDD +, as well as to recognize and support their rights of land tenure, management roles forestry and traditional forest management systems.

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
In Development
Funding Source
Forest Investment Program
Partners
  • Rainforest Alliance
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Specific Dedicated Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities of Mexico (MDE)

The Dedicated Mechanism (MDE) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Mexico is a special initiative of the Forest Investment Program (FIP), one of the three programs of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF). The MDE supports efforts by developing countries to address the underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation and to overcome the barriers that have impeded past efforts.

The goal of the MDE is to strengthen the capacities of people who depend on forests to participate in processes related to REDD + at the local, national, and international levels, in the selected states, in such a way that facilitates the address of the determinants of deforestation and degradation of forest lands and the implementation of good practices in different productive sectors, in order to catalyze the change towards a model of sustainable rural development low in CO2 emissions.

Initiative Type
Indigenous Peoples initiative
Initiative Status
In the final phase for publication of the call for applications to be funded
Funding Amount
USD 6,000,000
Partners
  • Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities of the states of Oaxaca
  • Yucatan Peninsula and Jalisco
  • Rainforest Alliance and the World Bank.
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Yucatan Peninsula Framework Agreement on Sustainability for 2030 (ASPY 2030)

At COP 13 of the Conventions on Biodiversity held in Cancun in 2016, Quintana Roo and 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 Targets, 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 generate inputs for forest policy. ASPY 2030 covers 8 components, each with specific lines of action:

  • sustainable agricultural development,
  • effective forest management,
  • ecosystem conservation,
  • water and ecosystems,
  • sustainable coastal management,
  • sustainable fisheries,
  • green and responsible market development, and
  • sustainable tourism

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 to social and environmental responsibility with 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.

Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership
Initiative Status
Development phase (implementation plan finalized in June 2017)
Partners
  • State governments in collaboration with private sector actors
  • civil society and the federal government
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Yucatan Peninsula Climate Fund

The Yucatan Peninsula Climate Fund was established in 2016 in association with the three Autonomous Universities of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan. State governments participate as members of the fund's Advisory Council which has the mission of supporting the regional initiative 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, and designing the fundraising plan and the procedures manual. This Fund is a trust that allows capturing and distributing regional and state so that it can receive private and international resources for the development of climate policy actions.

Initiative Type
Financing Initiative
Initiative Status
Development of Executive Plan (first phase of implementation)
Funding Source
Private and International Funding including the FCPF Carbon Fund
Partners
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • state governments of Quinatana Roo
  • Campeche and Yucatan
  • Autonomous Universities of Campeche
  • Quintana Roo and Yucatan
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
The New York Declaration on Forests

Food security for all can be improved at the same time in which the vision of diminishing, stopping and reversing the loss of forests globally is shared. Reducing emissions from deforestation and increasing forest restoration will be extremely important in limiting global warming by 2° C. In fact, forests represent one of the largest and most economically effective of the available climate solutions nowadays. Actions to conserve, sustainably manage and restore forests can contribute to economic growth, to poverty reduction, to the rule of law, to food security, to climate resilience and to the conservation of biodiversity. These actions can also help to ensure that the rights of indigenous peoples dependent on forests are respected, as well as to encourage their participation as well as that of local communities in decision-making. We commit to do our part to achieve the following results, acting in a collective alliance, including ensuring that there are strong and large-scale economic incentives that are commensurate with the size of the challenge:

  • Reduce, at least by half, the rate of loss of natural forests worldwide by the year 2020 and make efforts to end the loss of natural forests by the year 2030;
  • Support and help meet the private sector's objective of eliminating deforestation caused by the exploitation of agricultural products, such as: palm oil, soybeans, paper and beef products; no later than 2020, recognizing that many companies have even more ambitious goals;
  • Significantly reduce deforestation derived from the other sectors of the economy by the year 2020;
  • Support alternatives to deforestation driven by basic needs such as subsistence agriculture and dependence on firewood for energy, in order to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable and equitable development;
  • Restore 150 million hectares of degraded land and forest land by 2020 and significantly increase the rate of restoration, globally thereafter, that would restore at least another 200 million hectares by 2030;
  • Include ambitious quantitative conservation and forest restoration objectives for the year 2030 within the post-2015 global development framework, as part of the new international objectives of sustainable development;
  • To agree, in 2015, to reduce the emissions derived from deforestation and forest degradation as part of a post-2020 global climate agreement, in accordance with internationally agreed norms and consistent with the objective of not exceeding a 2 ° C increase in temperature; and
  • Provide support for the development and implementation of strategies to reduce forest emissions.

This would strengthen forest governance, transparency and the rule of law; while empowering local communities and recognizing the rights of indigenous peoples, especially those related to their lands and resources.

Initiative Type
Public-private partnership
Initiative Status
It was ratified early in 2018.
Partners
  • State governments in collaboration with actors from the private sector
  • civil society and the federal government
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Under2 MOU

The MOU was signed by this Government in 2015, whose objective is to limit global warming to less than 2° Celsius, which the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say is necessary to avoid dangerous consequences. The shared objective of the Under2 Coalition is to limit greenhouse gas emissions to 2 tons per capita, or 80-95% below the 1990 level by 2050.

Initiative Type
Public-private partnership
Initiative Status
Development phase
Partners
  • The state governments of different countries in collaboration with actors from the private sector and civil society
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Creation of a REDD + Strategy for the State of Tabasco

In Tabasco, most of the land is used for agricultural and industrial purposes (85% of the territory), with remnants of forests on 5% of the surface and extensive areas underwater (popales and tulares) or covered by wetlands with aquatic vegetation. The state government has identified 282,240 hectares of forests that must be protected from deforestation and forest degradation in the southern highlands adjoining Chiapas and in the hills of the Tenosique-Balancan region. To solve the State's REDD + problem, five activities are proposed, including landscape approaches to the conservation of carbon stocks, and the transformation of the landscape for carbon capture, and support activities to achieve a comprehensive approach in the assessment of financial needs, the design of a monitoring and evaluation framework, and the linking and dissemination. The general objective of the proposal is to decree a state REDD + strategy with an investment plan, agreed through a participatory process.

The first activity related to landscape conservation to maintain carbon stocks consists of two sub-activities; the design of a plan for the protection of carbon stocks in forests totaling 282,240 hectares, and the design of a work plan for the conservation of agroforestry systems totaling 55,990 hectares. The second landscape transformation activity for carbon capture is also made up of two sub-activities; the design of a work plan for the productive reconversion of livestock with silvopastoral systems and the design of a work plan for the establishment of commercial forest plantations with species native timber.

In terms of the theory of change, the first work activity would result in the conservation of the collections, avoiding the processes of deforestation and forest degradation. Secondly, silvopastoral systems and forest plantations are agents that would transform the landscape from a herbaceous level to others with different strata from undergrowth to arboreal canopies.

The third activity is based on an assessment of the financial needs to know the amount, type, and possible sources of national and international financing that would be needed for the implementation of REDD + actions in Tabasco. The fourth activity is the design of a monitoring and evaluation framework to establish the baseline and quantify future REDD + actions. The last activity ensures the link and dissemination for the participatory design and the promotion of a REDD + strategy in the State.

Adding all the hectares with a potential REDD + for the state of Tabasco, would amount to an estimated 2 million hectares, with actions that could be developed in a period of 2019-2024.

Initiative Type
Jurisdictional Planning
Initiative Status
Proposal Submitted
Funding Source
Norway
Partners
  • Government of the State of Tabasco - Conservation International Mexico
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Yucatan Peninsula Framework Agreement on Sustainability for 2030 (ASPY 2030)

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 generate inputs for forest policy. ASPY 2030 covers 8 components, each with specific lines of action:

  • sustainable agricultural development;
  • effective forest management;
  • ecosystem conservation;
  • water and ecosystems;
  • sustainable coastal management;
  • sustainable fisheries;
  • green and responsible market development; and
  • sustainable tourism.

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.

Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership
Initiative Status
Development phase (implementation plan finalized in June 2017)
Partners
  • State governments in collaboration with private sector actors
  • civil society and the federal government
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Yucatan Peninsula Climate Fund

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 initiatives 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 allows the capture and distribution of resources in a regional and state way, so that it can receive private and international resources for the development of climate policy actions.

Initiative Type
Financing Initiative
Initiative Status
Development of Executive Plan (first phase of implementation)
Funding Source
Private and International Funding including the FCPF Carbon Fund
Partners
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • state governments of Quinatana Roo
  • Campeche and Yucatan
  • Autonomous Universities of Campeche
  • Quintana Roo and Yucatan
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Yucatan State Government Carbon Management Program

The Government of the State of Yucatan's Carbon Management Plan (PGC) is an instrument that establishes the strategy and action plan to reduce GHG emissions generated directly or indirectly by the use of fossil fuel based energy in government-owned buildings by 10% by 2020 compared to 2015. This will be achieved through the implementation of energy efficiency projects and public servants' awareness of energy efficiency and employment of technologies for the use of renewable energies. The Yucatán Carbon Management Plan (PGC) was funded by the British Government in Mexico through the Prosperity Fund in 2016 to receive specialized technical assistance from the international non-profit organization The Carbon Trust. This initiative also receives resources from the Future Fund of the State & Regions Alliance, an international alliance of local governments against Climate Change, in which the Government of the State of Yucatan has been a part since 2016, in order to establish the Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation System of the Carbon Management Plan.

Initiative Type
Energy Initiative, Technical Assistance Partnership
Initiative Status
Implementation of the "Sustainable Footprint" program to develop actions of the Carbon Management Plan and MRV development.
Funding Source
The British Embassy Energy Initiative (Prosperity Fund); State & Regions Alliance (Future Fund)
Partners
  • The British Embassy Energy Initiative (Prosperity Fund)
  • State & Regions Alliance (Future Fund)
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
State Safeguards Plan of the State of Yucatán

This is a public policy instrument aligned with the implementation of the State REDD+ Strategy that seeks to address the potential social and environmental risks derived from the implementation of sustainable rural development actions in the territory, in accordance with the provisions of the UNFCCC Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Safeguards and the national provisions relating to the National Safeguards System (SNS) and the Safeguards Information System (SIS). Priority topics include good forest governance, respect for the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples, protection of biodiversity and the sustainability and integrity of emissions.

This instrument seeks to delimit the applicable legal framework in the field of human rights, transparency and access to information, indigenous peoples, environment, sustainable rural development, sustainable forest development, as well as the institutional and compliance framework that allows to successfully address the social and environmental risks identified in the state regarding the implementation of REDD+.

Initiative Type
Indigenous Peoples Initiative
Initiative Status
Under development
Partners
  • State agencies such as the Ministry of Urban Development and the Environment (SEDUMA), Ministry of Rural Development (SEDER), Institute for the Development of Mayan Culture of the State of Yucatan (INDEMAYA), Institute for Equality between Women and Men in Yucatan (IPIEMH)
  • Secretariat of Planning (SEPLAN). Including the participation of CSOs such as the World Bank, Pronatura, among others.
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Milpa Maya Program

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.

Initiative Type
Indigenous Peoples Initiative
Initiative Status
Integration of the Intersecretarial Commission for Sustainable Rural Development and budget programming for 2018.
Partners
  • State Government units that make up the Intersecretarial Commission for Sustainable Rural Development
  • State Council for Sustainable Rural Development.
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Yucatan Peninsula Framework Agreement on Sustainability for 2030 (ASPY 2030)

The ASPY strengthens collaboration among subnational governments to facilitate the transition and compliance with the Paris Agreement, the Bonn Challenge, the Rio Branco Declaration and the Aichi Targets, among others. The implementation of the ASPY 2030 will occur through the Regional Commission on Climate Change, formed through the first regional agreement on climate change signed at COP16 in 2010, and supported by initiatives of NGOs such as the Mayan Forestry Observatory that generate inputs for the forest policy.

The ASPY aims to conform through a transparent process, the Promotor Council of the Agreement for the Sustainability of the Yucatan Peninsula (ASPY 2030) as an advisory, interlocution and regional consultation body.

The agreement consists of 6 goals I. Achieve zero net deforestation in the year 2030 (with an interim step of reducing 80% - eighty percent - of gross deforestation by 2020). II. Restore two million terrestrial hectares, including: a. Sustainable intensification of agricultural production in 250,000 hectares in agricultural lands. b. Sustainable intensification of livestock in 250,000 hectares in agricultural land. c. Reforestation and restoration actions of degraded forests in 420,100 hectares. III. Achieve that 50% of the land and coastal territory of the Yucatan Peninsula is under conservation and / or forest management schemes. IV. Promote Mayan biocultural landscapes, in at least 5,484,000 hectares. V. Attract resources from private and / or international sources that represent the equivalent of the investment of public resources currently allocated to activities that promote the green economy and seek its progressive increase. SAW. Restore 20% of the reef crests (54 km) and 30% of the beach systems - coastal dunes altered by human settlements (80 km) that protect human communities, beaches and infrastructure

And it contemplates 8 components of implementation: I. Sustainable agricultural development II. Effective management of jungles III. Conservation of ecosystems IV. Water and ecosystems V. Sustainable management of coastal zones VI. Sustainable fishing VII. Promotion of green and responsible markets. VIII. Sustainable tourism

ASPY also has the support of a Declaration of the Private and Financial Sector, in which 70 companies of great impact in the region have expressed their interest in contributing to social and environmental responsibility with corporate sustainability, which will strongly contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Agreement of Governors of the Yucatan Peninsula, ASPY 2030.

Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership
Initiative Status
Insubstantiated by sentence of a federal collegiate court
Partners
  • The Nature Conservancy and the state governments of Quintana Roo, Campeche and Yucatán, Autonomous Universities of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Climate Change Fund of the Yucatan Peninsula

The Climate Fund of the Yucatan Peninsula was established in 2016 in association with the three Autonomous Universities of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán. State governments participate as members of the fund's Advisory Council, which has the mission of supporting regional initiatives to mitigate and adapt to climate change by financing 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 began operating in December 2016, in phase 1, developing the executive plan to implement the trust, coordinating the operational strategy of the Advisory Board, designing the fundraising plan and the procedures manual. This Fund is a trust that can capture and distribute resources at the regional and state level, so that it can receive private and international resources for the development of climate policy actions

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
In action
Funding Amount
USD $ 400,000.00
Partners
  • The Nature Conservancy and the state governments of Quintana Roo, Campeche and Yucatán, Autonomous Universities of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Regional Safeguards Committee

The Safeguards Committee of the Yucatan Peninsula was formally installed on September 12, 2016, as a one-of-a-kind social participation platform, for specializing in giving feedback and providing inputs on the approach and respect of REDD + safeguards from a perspective regional.

The Committee is composed of representatives of communities, producer organizations, indigenous groups, civil society organizations, academia, and government agencies of the three levels of government.

Among its main functions, it contributes to the feedback of the national processes for the construction of the National Safeguards System (SNS) and the Safeguard Information System (SIS), collaborating closely with the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) and its delegations in the Yucatan Peninsula. Likewise, it provides support to the States of the Yucatan Peninsula in the feedback of the REDD + State Strategies and public policies associated with the approach and respect of the REDD + safeguards. Seeking to issue recommendations through bodies such as the Regional Commission on Climate Change of the Yucatan Peninsula, responsible for coordinating efforts and resources to undertake regional initiatives for mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership
Initiative Status
In action
Partners
  • OSC, representatives of the academy of the three States of the Yucatan Peninsula, representatives of the
  • the state governments of Quintana Roo, Campeche and Yucatán, The Nature Conservancy,
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
ASPY: Business declaration for the Sustainability of the Yucatan Peninsula.

It is a voluntary declaration signed in December 2016, which emanates from the desire of the companies to move towards a responsible operation with the environment and the communities, to the extent of their areas of action, as a support to the fulfillment of the goals set in the ASPY signed by governments. In this Declaration, the signatory companies agree with the importance of "diminishing and reversing the loss of forests and jungles, promoting the sustainable use of biodiversity, while increasing the productivity and profitability of primary activities [...] as well as a balanced development of secondary and tertiary activities ". On November 29, he makes his second annual progress report in Campeche.

Initiative Type
Private Partnership
Initiative Status
In action
Partners
  • Private companies of the Yucatan Peninsula
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
State Agricultural Diversity Program

The purpose of this program is to provide economic and in-kind support to members of a Mayan community or a committee of users of biocultural landscapes. The support is based on the agreements they propose to form the working group or the user committee in which there is at least 50% of the participation of women, as well as the plan of use that the groups present, considering the works, practices, equipment and supplies required to ensure the production, processing, transportation and marketing of organic products.

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
Developing
Funding Amount
$ 2,500,000.00
Partners
  • Secretary of Urban Development and Environment.
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Payment for Ecosystem Services Concurrent Funds Program

Initiative for financing joint participation with the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) and SEDUMA for three years, whose objective is the conservation of natural resources and the promotion of productive activities low in carbon, in the ejidos of Mocontún and Poccheil, in the municipality of Tekax, Yucatán, which is part of the implementation area of ​​the Emissions Reduction Initiative (IRE).

Initiative Type
Payment for Ecosystem Services
Initiative Status
Developing
Funding Amount
$ 2,000,000.00
Partners
  • SEDUMA-CONAFOR, JibioPuuc, Ejido Poccheil and Ejido Mocontún
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Inter-municipal Board of the Puuc region of Yucatan

The Intercultural Biocultural Board of Puuc is an association of municipalities constituted as Intermunicipal Decentralized Public Organism (OPDI) that is created by agreement of the municipal councils that conform them.

This model arises from the recognition that local areas and municipal governments are ideal spaces for the resolution of problems of development and management of natural resources. The establishment of alliances between municipal authorities and actors linked to local development facilitates the management of the territory, cooperation, shared agreements and the recognition that environmental problems transcend the limits of the municipalities.

The objective of the meetings is to provide technical support to the member municipalities for the preparation, management and implementation of projects and programs related to the environment and natural resource management that have application in their territories.

Initiative Type
Decentralized Public Organization
Initiative Status
Developing
Funding Amount
$ 1,500,000.00
Partners
  • City Councils of Tekax, Oxkutzcab, Santa Elena, Ticul, Muna, Tzucacab, JibioPuuc, SEDUMA, AFD, TNC.
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Value Chain Cheese and Milk of the

Strengthening of the value chain dairy products: milk and cheese from silvopastoral systems of the biocultural region of Puuc.

Initiative Type
Financial Initiative
Initiative Status
Developing
Funding Amount
$ 500,000.00
Partners
  • Local Livestock Association of Catmis, Tzucacab
  • JibioPuuc
  • TNC
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Environmental Services of the Usumacinta Canyon.

The area of ​​Environmental Services, in favor of the Conservation of natural protected areas, reforested 60 thousand hectares of the marshes of Centla and 56 thousand hectares of the Usumacinta Canyon.

Initiative Type
Initiative of pretegid areas
Initiative Status
Completed
Funding Amount
35 million pesos
Partners
  • CONAFOR, SEMARNAT
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Project of Environmental Management of protection to plantations by fires.

Installation of control cameras in strategic points to detect fires in a timely manner

Initiative Type
Forest fire initiative
Initiative Status
In management
Funding Amount
32 million pesos
Partners
  • Government of the State of Tabasco
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Rural forest restoration program

Extension of the CONAFOR Reforestation Program. Operative personnel of reforestation works.

Initiative Type
Reforestation initiative
Initiative Status
Completed
Funding Amount
17 million pesos per year
Partners
  • Government of the State of Tabasco
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
PROTEAK Initiative

Plant to manufacture medium density fiberboard, which includes 12,000 hectares of eucalyptus, teak and other timber species

.

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
Completed
Funding Amount
$ 200 million
Partners
  • PROTEAK (private sector)
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
"Turnkey" strategy

Reforestation support to small producers of pine and eucalyptus

Initiative Type
Reforestation initiative
Initiative Status
In action
Funding Amount
42 million pesos in 3 years
Partners
  • CONAFOR
  • Government of the State of Tabasco
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Declaration of a Protected Natural Area of ​​Federal Character in the Mecoacán Lagoon to protect 18,000 hectares of mangrove

Protection of more than 18,000 hectares of mangroves along the coast of Tabascos

Initiative Type
Public politics
Initiative Status
In process
Partners
  • Government of the State of Tabasco
  • National Commission of Natural Protected Areas
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Sustainable productive territories

This initiative is aimed at activating ecotourism and primary economic activities (pastoral management, the recovery of the Mayan milpa, timber products) for sustainable benefits of the recovery of the ecosystems of Quintana Roo. It is about promoting conservation with a human face of communities that protect and produce from the jungle.

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
In action
Funding Amount
$ 3,000,000.00
Partners
  • SEMA SEDARPE CONAFOR
  • CONABIO
  • INAES
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Investment program-IRE

IPs are instruments of long-term territorial planning, and constitute the

core component of the IRE. The IRE region in the state of Quintana Roo, which was specified and delimited in four of the eleven municipalities of the state; Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Othon P. Blanco, José María Morelos and Bacalar identified as the central and southern region of the state.

In order to achieve these objectives, it is important the participation of the agrarian nuclei, their holders, as well as their residents in the first instance, at another level they find the necessary participation of the government institutions influencing in a transversal and coordinated way, and finally the APDT ( Public Agents of Territorial Development), which will be the entity that facilitates and allows the synergy between the actions of government and the ejidos that make up the IRE.

Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership
Initiative Status
In action
Funding Amount
TOTAL: $ 671,386,500
Partners
  • Government of the State of Quintana Roo (SEDARPE)
  • The Nature Conservancy The World Bank
  • CONABIO
  • CONAFOR
  • INAES (National Institute of the Social Economy) SAGARPA
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Future fund Climate group

The purpose of this future fund is to capture and channel public, private, national and international financial resources to support the implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions in the face of climate change in Quintana Roo.

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
Developing
Partners
  • Government of the State of Quintana Roo
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Alliance of municipalities of the South of Quintana Roo (AMUSUR)

The governance of resources and territorial management are fundamental in regional development programs, in this area, important economic resources have been invested to have instruments for governance at the community level, but it is also necessary to consolidate inter-municipal structures to create a vision of development, considering as axis the existing natural resources in the regions. The Intermunicipal Association of the South of Quintana Roo (AMUSUR) conformed by the four municipalities of the South of the State, Othón P. Blanco, Bacalar, Felipe Carrillo Puerto and José María Morelos, is a great opportunity that must be strengthened and take advantage of the capacities of management and infrastructure with which count the municipalities and the alliance between them.

On June 5, 2013, in the Framework of the World Environment Day, the 4 Presidents signed the Creation Agreement, which was published on August 30 of the same year in the Official Newspaper, with the purpose of providing technical support to the Municipalities for the elaboration, management and implementation of the projects and programs related to the environment and management of the natural resources of application in their territories according to their faculties and attributions that the Municipalities have in the Federal and State Laws, contributing jointly to improve the living conditions of the local population, through an adequate management of the environment that sustains or increases the productive capacity of the natural resources of the south of the State of Quintana Roo.

On January 25, 2017, the AMUSUR was installed and the Governing Board was formed within the framework of the First Session of the AMUSUR and the Municipality of Othón P. Blanco was appointed as president. Each municipality will occupy the Presidency of the Board for a period of 9 months, completing the duration of the Municipal Administration.

Initiative Type
Decentralized Public Organization
Initiative Status
In action
Funding Amount
$ 120,000.00 Each of the partner municipalities, must contribute $ 30,000.00 annually for the administrative operation of this agency.
Partners
  • City Councils of Othón P. Blanco,
  • José María Morelos, Felipe Carrillo Puerto and Bacalar.
  • Government of the State of Quintana Roo
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
State climate change program

State program of CC, is the political subject of the state, financed by the BID and developed by the Mario Molina Institute. Consolidate Oaxaca as a resilient state in the face of the effects of the CC to ensure the ecological heritage. Strategic infrastructure, and cultural heritage. To contribute to the economic development low in CO2, The welfare of the population. Under the gender and intercultural approach.

Initiative Status
Developed in the instrumentation phase
Funding Amount
200,000 USD
Partners
  • IDB + FCS-WWF
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
MDE-dedicated mechanism for indigenous peoples

The Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Mexico is a special initiative of the Forest Investment Program (FIP), one of the three programs of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF). The MOU supports the efforts of developing countries to address the underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation and to overcome the barriers that have impeded previous efforts.

The goal of the DGM is to strengthen the capacities of people who depend on forests to participate in processes related to REDD + at the local, national and international levels, in the selected states, in a way that facilitates the direction of the determinants. of deforestation and degradation of forest lands and the implementation of good practices in different productive sectors, in order to catalyze the shift towards a model of sustainable rural development low in CO2 emissions.

Initiative Status
Developing
Funding Amount
1,000,000 USD
Partners
  • BM-RA
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Euro-climate

There are three regional plans for the ordering and financial sustainability of tourism in ANPs, the Coast of Oaxaca, peaks of the neo-volcanic axis and northern Chihuahua and compliance with the Tourism standard to promote sustainable development.

Initiative Status
Proposal
Funding Amount
500,000 M €
Partners
  • European Community
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
EEREDD +

Control the agricultural frontier, reduce deforestation, and degradation and promote low-emission rural development.

Reduce GHG emissions

Reorient forestry and agricultural policy

Reduce incentives that promote deforestation and degradation

Increase incentives for conservation, management, restoration and sustainable use of forest resources

Initiative Status
Completed
Funding Amount
350,000 MXN
Partners
  • MREDD
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Sustainable Productive Territories (TPS) of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF)

The project promotes sustainable productive territories that promote the connectivity of forest landscapes for the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in priority areas of Mexico, as well as increasing economic opportunities for rural producers in priority areas of Mexico.

Its priority is based on four inter-municipal governing bodies, forest management, the Ameca Biocultural Corridor and important biodiversity sites.

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
Duration 2018 - 2022
Partners
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT).
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA)
  • National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO)
  • National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR)
  • National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP)
  • National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC)
  • Institutional Trusts in relation to Agriculture (FIRA)
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Sensitization on the valuation and sustainable use of biodiversity and climate change in the agri-food sector

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance, and the German Cooperation for Sustainable Development (GIZ) in support of the development and implementation of a public policy to counteract the negative effects of climate change and develop a climatically friendly production promoted a technical cooperation process with 38 public, private and social strategic actors, who participated coelctively in the collective construction of the Agenda for Climate Change and Agrifood Production (Agenda CC and PA) that proposes public policies, strategic lines , lines of action and activities that increase the capacity of the agri-food sector to be climate-friendly and resilient, productive, competitive, sustainable and inclusive, guarantee respect for human rights and contribute to mitigate GyCEI emissions, adapt to climate change and take hold enibly natural resources through intra and inter-institutional coordination.

In order to advance in the development of capacities of the actors that play a fundamental role in the productive systems and in the actions to reduce the vulnerability of the sector, mitigate the emissions that this generates and adapt to climate change, this proposal is executed. awareness and training for the attention of climate change, the valorisation of biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Initiative Type
Development of capabilities
Initiative Status
Completed
Partners
  • The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance, and the German Cooperation for Sustainable Development (GIZ)
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Program for Action on Climate Change

The PEACC defines the strategic vision on how Jalisco will face climate change, lists the objectives, strategies, measures and actions that State agencies must carry out to build public policies that allow managing the risks of climate change and reduce emissions of Gases of Greenhouse Effect.

In addition, by virtue of Mexico's commitments to the Paris Agreement, Jalisco will contribute through this Program, its respective contribution to the global effort to combat climate change.

Initiative Type
Policy instrument
Initiative Status
Developing
Partners
  • Inter-institutional Commission for Action on Climate Change in Jalisco (CICC)
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Forest Investment Program Dedicated Grant Mechanisms for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacities of the people who depend on the forests of certain selected regions, to participate in local, national and international processes related to REDD +, as well as to recognize and support their rights of land tenure, management roles forestry and traditional forest management systems.

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
Developing
Partners
  • Rainforest Alliance
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Carbon Fund of the FCPF

The IRE seeks to provide positive incentives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while protecting forests, conserving biodiversity and improving the livelihoods of indigenous populations and local communities dependent on forests.

For Jalisco four Investment Programs were prepared in coastal basins, which seek to promote coordination among the different government agencies that affect the territory, including activities from different sectors and promoting the development of Land Programs and Community Territorial Ordinances.

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
Developing
Partners
  • CONAFOR
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
State Strategy REDD +

The objective of the REDD + State Strategy is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation in the forest ecosystems of Jalisco, contributing to conserve and increase carbon reservoirs and sinks, biodiversity and the quality of life of communities, through forest management, productive activities and alignment of public policies for sustainable rural development.

Initiative Type
Public policy instrument
Initiative Status
Developing
Partners
  • Inter-institutional Commission for Action on Climate Change in Jalisco (CICC)
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Construction of a digital tool housed in the geo-spatial platform of the Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP) of the SAGARPA

Construction of a digital tool housed in the geo-spatial platform of the Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP) of SAGARPA to record and monitor the activities to be implemented in the Climate Change and Agri-food Production Agenda (ACCPA) and the Strategy of Integration of Biodiversity in Mexican Agriculture (EIBA), as well as the conformation of the formal Network for its administration and use.

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
In action
Partners
  • The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance, the German Cooperation for Sustainable Development (GIZ), Food and Agrifood Information Services (SIAP)
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Biodiversity and Sustainable Agrosilvopastoral Landscapes

The BioPaSOS project promotes the conservation of biodiversity through climate-smart agrosilvopastoral practices in landscapes dominated by livestock in Jalisco, Chiapas and Campeche. It also seeks to promote the restoration of degraded areas, increase productivity and ecosystem services and reduce vulnerability to climate change.

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
Developing
Partners
  • International Initiative on Climate Change of Germany (IKI), Tropical Agronomic Center for Research and Teaching (CATIE)
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Adaptation in the tourism sector (AdapTur) in Puerto Vallarta

The private sector and the social sector carry out joint solutions for adaptation to climate change in the Mexican tourism sector in three pilot regions, one of which is Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco.

The objective of ADAPTUR is to support the tourism sector to adapt to climate change. The purpose is to reduce the risk to the business of tourism businesses, protect their natural assets (eg beaches, reefs, forests, biodiversity) and the services provided by ecosystems (eg water supply, hurricane protection, floods, landslides , etc.).

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
Developing
Partners
  • Financing of: BMU and IKI
  • Implemented by: GIZ, SECTUR, SEMARNAT, CONANP and INECC.
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Public-private financial platform for the state of Chiapas, to promote sustainable rural development

With support from the TNC and the MexicoREDD + Alliance, FONCET and SEMAHN signed an agreement to establish a public-private financial platform, between FONCET and SEMAHN, through the State Environmental Fund, to jointly manage financial resources to promote rural development. sustainable in Chiapas. The agreement is signed.

Structure proposal, decision making and adjustments designed. Foncet made required adjustments; the FESA is in the process.

Initiative Type
Financial initiative
Initiative Status
Signed agreement
Funding Amount
At the moment, the joint initiative has not managed resources.
Partners
  • Conservation Fund El Triunfo, AC. (FONCET) and the Secretariat of the Environment and Natural History (SEMAHN)
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Implementation of strategies for regional transitions towards rural development with low emissions in Brazil, Indonesia, Peru, Mexico, Colombia and Kenya

The State of Chiapas is in a process of social, economic and political transformation. Chiapas is one of the five most lagging states in Mexico in terms of educational performance, health and economic development.

But also, it is the second State with the greatest biodiversity, endemic species and indigenous peoples. Chiapas has abundant water and mineral resources. In addition to being an important provider of ecosystem services. In contrast Chiapas presents a strong degradation of native ecosystems and strong pressure on natural resources. Small and large-scale agricultural expansion is one of the main pressures on natural resources in Chiapas; so that approximately 60% of total greenhouse gas emissions at the state level are derived from land use, agriculture and forestry.

Some of the challenges at the state level are to align public policies, incentive programs and territorial performance at the subnational level. This will be achieved through the coordinated application of low-emission rural development strategies in all sectors.

Initiative Type
Planning initiative
Initiative Status
Project in implementation
Partners
  • Pronatura Sur
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in priority landscapes of Oaxaca and Chiapas

Strengthening the conservation of globally significant biodiversity in the National System of Protected Areas and corridors, through integrated management of priority coastal, marine and terrestrial landscapes of Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. With 3 components:

Strengthening Biodiversity conservation through integrated management of three priority landscapes; Landscapes: 1) Sierra Madre of Chiapas, 2) Sierra Sur of Oaxaca, and 3) Pacific South Coast of Oaxaca and Chiapas.

Improving Sustainable agriculture, fishing and forest production as a pillar of integrated management of the three priority landscapes.

Increasing financial sustainability and stakeholder participation in the integrated management of the three priority landscapes.

Initiative Type
Project implementation in the field
Initiative Status
Starting the implementation
Funding Amount
$ 7,219,000 US dollars
Partners
  • CI, CONANP and
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Chiapas Vision 2030: moving towards sustainability in Chiapas

Vision 2030, is a strategic proposal to transform Chiapas, with marked trends of degradation and poverty, to a sustainable, productive, profitable and resilient state; where there is development and conservation of nature. It incorporates 3 main strategies: forest conservation, restoration of degraded areas and intensifying production with sustainable methods and models. Prioritizes work with intensifying the production of corn, coffee and livestock (which are also the main causes of deforestation in Chiapas); from the intensification areas are released to restore; and is based on the conservation of forests that provide environmental services to intensify production; a virtuous circle. Includes 6 favorable conditions and 4 basic principles.

It incorporates the integrated landscape management approach, using the basins as management units, working the main productive activity, always emphasizing in recovering the health of the soils.

It includes the topics of public policies, value chain and markets as well as strategic financing.

Initiative Type
Planning initiative
Initiative Status
Proposal developed as a strategic document; released in March 2011
Funding Amount
The document identifies investment amounts required, preliminary
Partners
  • TNC as lead partner with Foncet, INIFAP, ESI, Pronatura Sur, SEMAHN, CONANP,
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Project Biodiversity and Sustainable Agrosilvopastoral Livestock Landscapes - BIOPASOS (SAGARPA - CONABIO - SDR - CATIE)

The objective is to strengthen the capacities of target audiences to conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services; create an institutional and policy framework that allows the promotion of agrosilvopastoral practices that improve productivity, quality of family life and reduce climate vulnerability in livestock landscapes of the states of Campeche, Chiapas and Jalisco. Led by CATIE, IICA, SDR, and the Technological Institute of Chiná, its objective is to work on the integration of agrosilvopastoral systems in livestock landscapes in localities of interest in the municipalities of Champotón, Escárcega and Calakmul.

To achieve this, the project will implement an intervention model based on the implementation of agrosilvopastoral systems and good livestock practices. The intervention will be carried out at different levels and scales, all necessary for the conservation of biodiversity.

In addition, BioPaSOS will generate information that will make informed and timely decisions for the design of public policy instruments that integrate elements of sustainability, reduction of climate effects and that will facilitate exploring the options available for the marketing of differentiated products, thereby contributing to strengthen the participation of the livestock sector in value chains. This strengthening also includes the promotion of partnerships with actors from the private sector, academia and other partners.

Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership
Initiative Status
In action
Partners
  • SDR State Government - Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) - Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
MOU Under2

The Under2 coalition is a global community of ambitious subnational governments publicly committed to deep long-term decarbonisation and supporting the climate goal of the Paris Agreement to limit the global average temperature rise well below 2˚C.

The coalition joins the signatories of the Under2 MOU, a public commitment by governments to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% to 95% compared to 1990 levels, or 2 metric tons per capita per year carbon dioxide equivalent, by the year 2050. The Under2 Coalition is an initiative driven primarily by state, regional and provincial governments. However, jurisdictions at all levels of government can sign or endorse the Under2 MOU and thereby assume a commitment to carry out deep decarbonization in their jurisdictions. In Mexico, more than 15 states are part of the Coalition.

Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership
Initiative Status
Developing
Partners
  • Government of the State of Campeche.
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
CATIE capacity building agreement

The purpose of the agreement is to create a framework of technical collaboration, research and capacity building between the government and the research center, to jointly carry out activities that allow maximum development in the training and specialization of human resources; joint investigations; technological development; information exchange; as well as technical or academic advice and publications in the related fields of interest among the signatories. By the end of 2018, your signature will be finalized and will come into force.

Initiative Type
Public Private Partnership
Initiative Status
In action
Partners
  • CATIE
  • SEMARNATCAM
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán