Mexico Forest Protocol

The Mexico Forest Protocol provides standardized guidance for carbon enhancement projects within a REDD+ framework and addresses eligibility, baseline, inventory, permanence, social and environmental safeguards, and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) requirements.

The protocol is going through a piloting phase since approval by the Reserve Board on October 23, 2013. The Reserve is working closely with several identified landowners to ‘road test’ the protocol and develop software to standardize monitoring and reporting activities. This deliberate process is intended to ensure the protocol is as clear and accurate as possible before being released for general use. Additionally, the Reserve will be working to facilitate investment by private entities, particularly entities operating in both Mexico and the United States, in the project credits generated under the protocol.

Protocol Version and Link to Further Information Adoption Date Notes
Version 1.0 (English) October 23, 2013 In pilot project phase. Will be available for project submission at a later date.
Versión 1.0 (Español) Octubre 23, 2013

Protocol Companion Documents and Tools

The documents and tools below are companions to the protocol and must be used for project development and verification oversight.

Document/Tool Description Project/Protocol Version Relevance
Mexico Forest Draft Project Design Document (PDD)
(October 1, 2013)
The Project Design Document (PDD) is a structured outline that project developers must use when submitting a forest project to the Reserve. The PDD ensures both consistency and completeness in documenting project information. The PDD is the main document reviewed by verifiers. Will be required for all versions of the protocol. The PDD will be submitted to both the Reserve and the project verifier prior to the initiation of the project’s first site verification.
Documento/Herramienta Descripción Proyecto/Versión del Protocolo Relevancia
Borrador de Documento de Diseño de Proyecto – Protocolo Forestal para Mexico (Octubre 1, 2013) El Documento de Diseño de Proyecto (PDD por sus siglas en inglés) es una guía estructurada que debe de usarse por los desarrolladores de proyecto al someter un proyecto forestal a la Reserva. El PDD asegura que la información de un proyecto sea documentada de forma consistente y completa. El PDD es el documento principal que revisarán los verificadores. Se requerirá para todas las versiones del protocolo. El PDD se deberá de someter tanto a la Reserva como al verificador del proyecto antes del inicio de la primera verificación en sitio del proyecto.

Pilot Project – San Juan Lachao

A pilot project using the Mexico Forest Protocol is currently underway in San Juan Lachao, Oaxaca, Mexico. The Reserve will post information and resources below as the project develops.

Pilot Project Fact Sheet [English]
Protocol Onsite Training Workshop [Español] (November 2013)