Alliance of municipalities of the South of Quintana Roo (AMUSUR)
Description

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 Source
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
ASPY: Business declaration for the Sustainability of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Description

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
Funding Source
Funding Amount
Partners
  • Private companies of the Yucatan Peninsula
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Climate Change Fund of the Yucatan Peninsula
Description

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 Source
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
Future fund Climate group
Description

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
Funding Source
Funding Amount
Partners
  • Government of the State of Quintana Roo
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
Investment program-IRE
Description

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 Source
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
Regional Safeguards Committee
Description

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
Funding Source
Funding Amount
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
Sustainable productive territories
Description

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 Source
Funding Amount
$ 3,000,000.00
Partners
  • SEMA SEDARPE CONAFOR
  • CONABIO
  • INAES
Jurisdictions
Campeche Chiapas Jalisco Oaxaca Quintana Roo Tabasco Yucatán
The New York Declaration on Forests
Description

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.
Funding Source
Funding Amount
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
Description

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
Funding Source
Funding Amount
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
Yucatan Peninsula Climate Fund
Description

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
Funding Amount
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 Peninsula Framework Agreement on Sustainability for 2030 (ASPY 2030)
Description

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)
Funding Source
Funding Amount
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 Framework Agreement on Sustainability for 2030 (ASPY 2030)
Description

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
Funding Source
Funding Amount
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