Within the framework presentation of the project progress of Forests 2020, the British Embassy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) and the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR), organized a meeting to publicize the results of this initiative. This project receives the support of the British Space Agency and is implemented by Ecometrica, with the support of universities in the United Kingdom and with local actions in five states of Mexico. The objective is to contribute to mitigation strategies in the forestry sector.
Representatives of the federal government, academia and bilateral cooperation partners attended this meeting, such as: the World Bank, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ GmbH), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the KFW Development Bank and the World Resources Institute (WRI). Local partners also participated, such as AMBIO, the Jalisco State Forest Development Program Trust (FIPRODEFO), the South Border College (Ecosur) and Pronatura Sur.
Among results that were announced about this collaboration, were highlighted: to focus work in areas of local interest to improve decision-making, the joint investment of all project partners, flexibility in budgetary application and collaboration of academic experts, technicians and government partners.
As part of the sustainability strategies, the development of actions linked to resilience in forest recovery, agriculture, coastal economy and urban areas is visualized, this under the 2030 scenario. Finally, the need of a close collaboration was identified, between the different actors, recognizing the capacities and interests of each one.