AMPB introduces climate adaptation achievements and challenges in Mexico

AMPB introduces climate adaptation achievements and challenges in Mexico

Mexican Network of Peasant Forestry Organizations (Red MOCAF in Spanish) introduced their experience in REDD+ consultations achievements of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation National Strategy (ENAREDD+) in Mexico.

May 6th, 2015.
Oslo, Norway.

During a high-level meeting on Securing community rights, Forest protection and Climate change mitigation in Oslo (Norway), Mexican Network of Peasant Forestry Organizations (Red MOCAF in Spanish) as member a of Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forests (AMPB for its acronym in Spanish) introduced their experience in REDD+ consultations achievements of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation National Strategy (ENAREDD+) in Mexico.

President of Red MOCAF Gustavo Sanchez pointed out that the agreements with the Government of Mexico are aimed to accomplish consent and compromise building. “There are some challenges in consultation processes such as change of mentality in public servants who resist to accept indigenous people and local communities full and effective participation in REDD+ mechanisms”, he said.

Red MOCAF presentation was made on working session Beyond recognition – enabling sustainable forest management and climate adaptation, necessary legal and regulatory reforms for management, together with Abdon Nababan of Alliance of Indigenous People from the Archipelago (AMAN for its acronym in Bahasa) from Indonesia, World Bank Lead Specialist Juan Martinez and Noemi Gualinga of Kichwa People from Ecuador.

The AMPB delegation is also integrated by Victor Lopez Illescas of Utz Che’ Association form Guatemala and Candido Mezua of National Coordinator of Indigenous Peoples of Panama (COONAPIP in Spanish), an AMPB partner organization.

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