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Valuation of Mexico's Protected Areas Climate and Ecosystem Services: a Tool for Innovative Climate Change and Biodiversity Financing

As of: January 2022

This project aimed at supporting National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), and its strategic partners, to assess and integrate the value of ecosystem services into decision-making processes to effectively manage and finance protected areas. To achieve this, the project communicated the values of ecosystem services to diverse stakeholders; design and implement innovative economic instruments, and strengthen CONANP's capacities for valuing ecosystem services. Working on this basis, the project promoted the integration of those values into public policies.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed - A list of criteria for identifying protected areas as pilot areas for the project has been agreed with the partner organization CONANP. - preparatory work for an overview of the current state of knowledge for the evaluation of ecosystem services was carried out. - In order to activate and promote communities of practice, dialogue forums and strategic alliances, potential cooperation partners and relevant discussion forums have been identified together with the project partner CONANP. - Comprehensive overview of relevant existing initiatives and funding instruments has been prepared. - The project has been presented at various events, including the Annual Meeting of Mexican National Park Directors, the 6th Ecosystem Partnership Conference, and a Latin American exchange on the evaluation of ecosystem services, and its networking has been strengthened. - Project partners were invited to participate in a Latin American exchange on the evaluation of ecosystem services

Project data


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

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

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

BMU grant:
5.070.000,00 €

07/2013  till  03/2018



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