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
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 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
Forest Investment Program Dedicated Grant Mechanisms for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
Description

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
Inter-municipal Board of the Puuc region of Yucatan
Description

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
Milpa Maya Program
Description

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
Payment for Ecosystem Services Concurrent Funds Program
Description

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
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
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
State Agricultural Diversity Program
Description

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
State Safeguards Plan of the State of Yucatán
Description

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
Value Chain Cheese and Milk of the
Description

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
Yucatan Peninsula Climate Fund
Description

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 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, 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 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
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
Yucatan State Government Carbon Management Program
Description

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