The AMBIO Cooperative, together with various Civil Society Organizations, Indigenous, Peasant, Business, Academic and Professional Organizations, presented at a press conference the proposal "Forests with all: proposal of a new forest policy", in Mexico City.
The document includes a set of ideas and proposals for forest policy that addresses the current challenges that this sector faces in Mexico. The objective of the proposal is to make known the importance of establishing a comprehensive and a strategic long-term plan for the sector, in which organized civil society also participates.
The proposal highlights the importance of the promotion of community forest management (CFM), the promotion of sustainable forestry production and the reduction of imports, the strengthening of rights over land and forests, as well as the role they play in terms of climate change and biodiversity. There is also an important emphasis on the inclusion of young people and women in forestry activities.
This document is part of the attention of the agendas of climate change, biodiversity, desertification and forest policy. Mexico has signed international environmental agreements, which must be complied, such as: the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, in which is important to meet the forestry agenda.
It is expected that in the following weeks this proposal for a new forestry policy will be presented with the transitional government and the main actors designated for the environmental, forestry, social and agricultural sectors, who will be responsible for the execution of a public policy aimed to this sector.
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