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22 May, 2012

Research questions REDD Program in Chiapas for Destroying Indigenous Identity

The program Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD Plus), driven by the UN, has been embraced by the government of Mexico since 2010, and its flagship is Chiapas where, as in other countries, the program is controversial.

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April 26, 2012

Mexico sets global benchmark on tackling deforestation

Below the global radar, a major victory was secured in Mexico on Tuesday, April 24, in the worldwide battle to prevent deforestation and forest degradation, which are collectively the world’s second largest sources of greenhouse emissions.

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February 25, 201

Preparedness for REDD+ Climate Finance - Vietnam, Mexico & Zambia

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, including conservation, forest management and enhanced carbon stocks (REDD+), is an evolving international climate finance mechanism that may provide considerable sustainable development opportunities for developing countries.

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January 8th, 2012

Mexico can’t see the wood for the trees

An indigenous community in Mexico wants to drop protected conservation status for its area because it feels it has lost real control of its land and way of life. Concern about carbon emissions is blinding policy makers to the failures of some of their conservation policies.

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SFM Mitigating Climate Change through Sustainable Forest Management and Capacity Building Mexico

Type of Project: FSP
Country: Mexico
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August 3, 2011

Mexico and Indonesia boost sustainable forest management

Mexico and Indonesia signed an agreement on cooperation in forestry, in order to promote strategies and policies for sustainable management of forests for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD +).

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May 10, 2011

REDD Rag to Indigenous Forest Dwellers

MEXICO CITY, May 10, 2011 (IPS) - The implementation of a forestry programme against climate change in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas poses a threat to indigenous people in the state, non-governmental organisations warn.

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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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by Dr. Radut