Presentation of the Climate Change Adaptation Program (PACC) of the El Sumidero-El Ocote Forest Complex.

The PACC, whose elaboration was in charge of AMBIO, is a tool for planning, implementation and monitoring of strategies for adaptation to climate change, under an approach of Adaptation based on Ecosystems (EbA). The official presentation of this work was made, at the beginning of March, in the City of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.

The PACC has six natural protected areas in the northeast of the state of Chiapas: El Ocote Forest Biosphere Reserve, Sumidero Canyon National Park, Villa Allende Natural Resources Protection Area and La Pera, Meyapac and Mactumactzá, which are state reserves (with a total area of ​​156,782 hectares).

The PACC was prepared under a participatory process, with the intervention of communities, state and national academic institutions, civil society and different government institutions that are present in the Complex Area. All these, to address the vulnerabilities identified by the Socio-Environmental Conservation Objectives (OCSA) selected in a participatory manner, where 10 strategic adaptation measures were determined and prioritized. The prioritization is based on six criteria proposed by the National Climate Change Strategy (ENCC), determining the adaptation measures as high and medium priority.


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