Within the framework of the 6th State Congress of Forest Management and Rural Development to tackle Climate Change, the "Panel Recognition of Environmental Services and Carbon Markets" was held aiming to generate a dialogue about Carbon Markets. It was developed by the AMBIO Cooperative and the Mexican Network of Forest Peasant Organizations (RedMOCAF)
The panel aimed to analyze environmental services by carbon sequestration and its current market. Among the participants were representatives of: the Mexican Network of Forest Peasant Organizations (Red Mocaf), CECROPIA AC, the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests, the Sierra Gorda Ecological Group, the National Forestry Commission-Chiapas, the AMBIO Cooperative and the Ejido Monte Sinaí, who participate in the Scolel'te program.
The recent growth of the Voluntary Carbon Market oriented to forestry projects in the country was addressed in this panel as well as the possible risks that may derive from omitting the necessary information for decision-making by the communities, such as the approach and compliance with safeguards or carbon rights.
The extensive participation of ejidos and community forestry organizations in Mexico in serveral international carbon markets during the recent years, was also highlighted. Future opportunities represented by multilateral initiatives such as National and Jurisdictional REDD+ were also discussed.
On the other hand, AMBIO and the Ejido Monte Sinaí commented on their work experience at the local level. This town develops a community forest management, where conservation actions, local organization and comprehensive management of the territory are combined.