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March 18, 2011

Mexico Going Green

When looking at the remarkably complex world of carbon offset, REDD+, sustainable forestry and natural resource management, Mexico is emerging as one of the world’s leading open-air laboratories.

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January 5, 2011

Mexico, the Leader in Community Forest Management

MEXICO CITY, Jan 5, 2011 (IPS) - Thanks to its experience with community forestry projects, Mexico can provide tips on how to manage forests while fomenting the development of local economies in 2011, the International Year of Forests.

Every year, some 13 million hectares of forests are lost worldwide, and deforestation is responsible for 20 percent of total emissions of carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases responsible for global warming, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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December 27, 2010

Mexico gets $15 mn from Norway to fight deforestation

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December 8, 2010

Saving Forests with a Sense of Place

I was in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca during one of Mexico’s best-known traditions, the Day of the Dead.

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December 6, 2010

SATIIM: Adaption to Climate Change through Community-based Sustainable Forest Management

On Monday December 6, 2010, the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) with funding from the Global Environmental Facility Trust Fund, which supports the Development Marketplace 2009 Global Competition, launched a project in Toledo entitled “ Building Q'eqchi' Maya Capacity, Flexibility, and Adaption to Climate Change through Community-based Sustainable Forest Management" in Belize. 

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Dec 3, 2010

Mexican foresters invoke less destructive logging

NOH-BEC, Mexico, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Community leaders managing a fragment of ancient Mexican jungle say their approach to logging precious hardwoods protects rare jaguar and may guide nearby U.N. climate talks seeking a forest blueprint.

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November 2010

Sustainable Forest Management as a Strategy to Combat Climate Change

This study presents the results of recent studies of community forest management in Mexico in the belief that it can inspire other countries and peoples to follow similar paths.

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November 27, 2010

Managed forests in green focus

Agua Bendita, Mexico:  Local landowners collectively running a small lumber yard in the pine forests of central Mexico say they are making profits from logging and cutting carbon emissions at the same time.

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16 November 2010

California pilots REDD with Brazil, Mexico states

California has reached agreement with states in Mexico and Brazil for pilot projects to protect their rainforests in return for carbon credits under the provincial-level, international climate initiative of outgoing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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August 18, 2010

Mexico's maneuvering could yet save Cancun Summit


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by Dr. Radut