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

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

Authors: David, O.; Llamas Prado, S.; Montero, J.

Topic: deforestation, livelihoods, sustainable development, policy, climate change

Geographic: Mexico

Pages: 2p

Publisher: California, USA; Bogor, Indonesia; Boulder, Colorado, Earth Innovation Institute (EII), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF)

Publication Year: 2018

Source: C. Stickler et al. (Eds.) The State of Jurisdictional Sustainability.

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