Chiapas, México: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance

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  • Majority rural population, over 25% indigenous
  • High ecological vulnerability & natural disasters magnify impacts on rural, high-poverty areas
  • 4 Investment Programs (PI) of national FCPF Carbon Fund Emissions Reduction Initiative (IRE) cover 58% of state forest area
  • Target beneficiaries of programs include forest populations living in extreme poverty, indigenous peoples (IP), landowners
  • Several multi-stakeholder councils advise the State Commission for Inter-Secretarial Coordination on Climate Change (CCICCCH)
  • 1st Mexican state to develop its Technical Advisory Committee for REDD+ (CTC-REDD+)
  • 57% of state emissions come from agricultural frontier expansion


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