Fire Management and Landscape Restoration Fund
The Fund was created by the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature to support field projects to promote fire management and ecosystem restoration in local communities.
Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund
World Wildlife Fund, in collaboration with the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature designed the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund as an innovative conservation strategy to protect and restore the Monarch butterflies habitat in Mexico. The Fund provides economic incentives to land owners from the Protected Area´s Reserve core area that had management permits that were cancelled when the Reserve was created and those that do conservation work.
The Pact for the Respect and Conservation of Mother Earth
The Pact for the Respect and Conservation of Mother Earth has been signed by the Government of Chiapas and communities within the Lacandona Community Zone, including the communities of Naha, Metzabok, Lacanja Chansayab, Nueva Palestinia Frontera Corozal and Oja de Agua Chankin. The programme aims to avoid land use change and deforestation in the Lacandonian forest region, whilst enhancing living standards by encouraging sustainable agricultural practices, ecotourism and local enterprise. It...
Federal District Law for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation and Sustainable Development
The law’s objective is to formulate and implement public policies for climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It defines the contributions of each federal level entity to the climate change policy and promotes the incorporation of forest ecosystems in PES schemes. Within the National Strategy in Climate Change section, Article 62 states that historic and projected baseline scenarios will be established to ten and...
Veracruz State law for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
The law’s objective is to formulate and implement public policies for climate change adaptation, mitigation, protection of the state’s population and contribution to sustainable development within the Veracruz State. This law propose as a guideline "the incorporation of forest within PES systems and a policy criteria of zero deforestation rate." As well, it seeks to strengthen programs to avoid deforestation and degradation of natural ecosystems.
Law for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the State of Chiapas
The law was developed to ensure environmental sustainability and to combat ecological degradation. The law’s objectives include: 1) Encourage state’s climate change education in order to reduce vulnerability; 2) Promote convergence mechanisms between society and government to develop adaptation and mitigation measures to combat climate change; 3) Build adaptation capacity to cope with climate change; 4) Consolidate a number of actions and mitigation activities to ensure energy efficiency and...
Memorandum of Understanding on environmental cooperation between the state of Acre of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the state of Chiapas of the United Mexican States, and the state of California of the United States of America
In November 2010, the Governors of California, Chiapas and Acre signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote collaborative efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). The MoU aims to help Chiapas and Acre produce REDD+ credits that can be traded within California’s comestic carbon market; recognised by California’s Air Resources Board (ARB). The REDD+ Offset Working Group (ROW) was established in February 2011, as a result of the MoU. The ROW is...
Mexico’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Project
The USAID/Mexico Global Climate Change (GCC) Programme (2011-2015) pursues the overall strategic objective of supporting Mexico in achieving a low-carbon future. To achieve this over-arching goal, the GCC Programme focuses on mitigation efforts in energy use and in the forestry and land use sectors, with the Mexico Low Emissions Development Programme (MLED) and the Mexico Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Programme (M-REDD) forming the cornerstone of each of these...
General Coordination Accord to Establish a Framework for Cooperation and Coordination to Develop Joint Actions and Strategies to Face Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Vulnerability Reduction in the Yucatan Peninsula
The Accord’s objective is to establish a regional framework for public policy implementation related to climate change issues. It describes the development of three projects; the second one is the Regional REDD+ Programme. The REDD+ agenda includes identifying potential REDD+ areas, definining governance and community planning schemes, outlining MRV mechanisms, designing institutional arrangements and policies and delineating mechanisms for benefit sharing.
Abt Associates was awarded a 5-year, $17.8 million contract from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead a team of organizations in improving private sector competitiveness while protecting biodiversity in Mexico. Abt Associates and its partners work to enhance competitiveness by promoting more effective policy design, implementation and evaluation across three governance areas: environmental management, small business promotion, and precursor markets of...