The Mexico Carbon Forum was the first forum in Mexico to bring together representatives of the public, financial, private and academic sectors, involved in regional and national carbon markets, with the aim of promoting collaboration and learning experiences in the country.
Relevant actors with knowledge of current climate policy instruments in Mexico, the Mexico Emissions Trading System, the CORSIA program, Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, sub-national carbon price mechanisms and forestry projects for carbon capture in Mexico participated.
The various panelists highlighted the country's potential to promote Nature-Based Solutions. México is one of the countries with greater biodiversity worldwide, in addition to having a great potential for generating offsets for markets, since 70% of its territorial surface is conformed of forests, from which, 50% are in the hands of ejidos and communities.
The AMBIO Cooperative participated in the panel “Success Cases of Forestry Projects”, where it briefly addressed the key points for the permanence of the Scolel´te Program, after its 24 years of work and its experience with the Standard Plan Vivo. AMBIO pointed out the importance of the active participation of the communities in all phases of the project, as well as considering local interests, for the design of activities, governance and decision-making. -AMBIO added that in order for a project to be successful in the long term and to achieve permanence, it is necessary that communities involved can access co-benefits from these activities, beyond carbon payments.
This event was organized by Pronatura Mexico, the World Resources Institute Mexico (WRI Mexico) and the Mexican Carbon Platform (MEXICO2), with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The following organizations participated in the Panel “Cases of Success of Forestry Projects”: WRI México, WWF, CONAFOR, Ejido Santiago Coltzingo, Cooperativa AMBIO and the Integral Forest Conservation and Development Unit Topia S.C.