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Climate change and protected area management

As of: October 2021

The objective of the project was to help CONANP to implement and develop its climate strategy in targeted protected areas of the forested, biodiversity-rich ecological corridor of the Sierra Madre Oriental. The project was exploring the potential for carbon sequestration and identifying funding opportunities, such as REDD mechanisms (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and payment for environmental services. It was expanding the protected areas, and reforesting and/or renaturalising degraded areas. Strategies and pilot measures for sustainable agriculture and forestry, along with ecotourism, were supported. With the input of the local inhabitants, who were being specifically trained to analyse and monitor ecosystems and the local climate, the project was assisting selected protected areas with the revision of their management plans. Equipment for the administration of the new protected areas was also provided.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Implementation of the Mexican climate strategy supported
  • Elaboration of the Mexican climate strategy for nature reserves supported
  • Approaches and instruments developed and knowledge shared to support the nature reserve management to successfully implement the strategies and to achieve adaptation and mitigation targets
  • Elaboration of fire management supported
  • Monitoring system implemented to collect data on climate and biodiversity

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico

Implementing partner(s):
  • National Commission of Protected Areas (CONANP) - Mexico

BMU grant:
4.038.962,36 €

01/2011  till  01/2015


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