During August, the closing meeting of the project “Maintenance and increase of carbon stores in agroforestry systems in rural communities of the Zoque Jungle–Sumidero Canyon Complex as a climate change mitigation strategy, Chiapas, Mexico”, was carried out and it were presented the results, actions for sustainability and lessons learned. This project was implemented by the AMBIO Cooperative, through the support of Conservation International (CI).
This presentation was attended by the main partners of the proposal in Chiapas: the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), the Ministry of Environment and Natural History (SEMAHN) and the Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH), as well as, partners of AMBIO that through different initiatives, contributed to the strengthening of actions, such as the Mexican Fund for Conservation of Nature(FMCN) and the United States Forest Service (USFS).
Also were present the fieldwork team and some project participants, who shared their experience. Similarly, AMBIO business partners for the sale of the Scolel´te Program carbon offsets nationwide were present, such as MexiCO2 and the company Impact0, who have purchased offsets generated from this work Complex and who commented on the challenges, as well as the perspectives of the national carbon market.
In terms of the project, the goals were met, highlighting compliance with the carbon sequestration goal established in 160,969 tCO2 and avoided emissions of 196, 245 tCO2, for the complex. Likewise, a regional system of social safeguards was developed and implemented, as well as the strengthen of the gender perspective issue was addressed at the institutional level, between partners and communities. The Complex has a high value as a forest biological corridor, so the project had a high participation, communication and coordination of the implementation actions, which was essential for the good results of the proposal.