New publication by Mexico’s Civil Council for Sustainable Silviculture (CCMSS) released:
Review of REDD+ Implementation in Mexico – Analysis of the special programs in REDD+ early action areas.
As part of Mexico’s efforts in preparing for REDD+, CONAFOR designed the PEATREDD+ and initiated implementation beginning in 2010, aiming to reduce deforestation and forest ecosystem degradation in specific regions, using as basis the REDD+ Vision for Mexico and the National REDD+ Strategy.
CONAFOR implements and operates PEATREDD+ with financing from Mexico’s federal budget and a Specific Investment Loan (SIL) and the Forest Investment Program (FIP) of the World Bank that constitute the Forests and Climate Change Project. This project aims to support forest communities in Mexico so they can manage their forests sustainably, create social capital around forest protection and sustainable use, and generate additional revenue from forest products and services, including REDD+.
Mexico’s Civil Council for Sustainable Silviculture carried out 46 interviews and analyzed the subsidies that CONAFOR has already given in every REDD+ Early Action region. In the report, CCMSS presents 21 specific recommendations to help improve the operation of the Special Programs.
For more information about the study and the CCMSS, please contact Beatriz Zavariz via bzavariz(at)ccmss.org.mx.