Linking REDD+ mechanism with local implementation, the forest component of the Special Climate Change Programme of Mexico (PECC)

Sustainable agriculture
Mexico
COUNTRIES
Mexico
DATES
20/12/2010 - 31/12/2015
TOTAL BUDGET
€ 337 000 000
TOTAL LAIF CONTRIBUTION
€ 2 140 000
SECTOR
Sustainable agriculture
TYPES OF SUPPORT
Technical Assistance
CITIES / PROVINCES
Jalisco state and Yucatan peninsula
PROJECT FICHE:
DESCRIPTION

The project aimed at strengthening technical and institutional capacity to respond to climate change at a local level; reducing pressure on watershed forests through the promotion of sustainable development, including the reconversion of productive and agricultural activities and community forestry; and developing and implementing a mechanism for access to international carbon finance (REDD+), in line with the national strategy, in two poor Mexican regions.

The project was successfully completed and contributed to the creation and development of six inter-municipal associations to promote and finance sustainable rural development, tackling deforestation and improving water resources management (REDD+ actions with climate change impact).

RESULTS
  • Creation and consolidation of six inter-municipal associations covering five river basins, eleven Ramsar sites and protected natural areas, as well as the bio-cultural reserve of Puuc.
  • Institutional agreements among these associations and federal ministries to coordinate public programs in this field.
  • Development and implementation of local REDD+ land strategies to mitigate deforestation and forest degradation.
  • Development of municipal action plans to combat climate change.
  • Pilot local REDD+ projects for sustainable forest management.
  • Development of participative investment programs for emissions reduction.
LEAD FINANCING PARTNER
CO-FINANCING PARTNERS
CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
CRIS REFERENCE
DCI-ALA/2010/257-767