Mexico Forest Protocol Revision

Version 2.0

The Mexico Forest Protocol revision to Version 2.0 included reassessing the Version 1.5 Performance Standard Test and Secondary Effects calculation for improved forest management activities, adopting a new quantification methodology for small urban forest activities and silvo-pastoral and agroforestry activities, incorporating previously released errata and clarifications, and updating language and protocol guidance concerning reporting periods, verification periods, crediting periods, and QA/QC. The protocol was adopted by the Reserve’s Board of Directors on March 30, 2020.

Public Comments

Public comments on the draft protocol closed in January 2020. Please see comments received and staff responses to public comments below.

Centro de Investigación y Proyectos en Ambiente y Desarrollo (CIPAD) Juan Carlos Leyva
National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR)

Pronatura Mexico
Fundación San Crisanto Secretary of Environment of Mexico City (SEDEMA)
Jesus Morales Bautista Soluciones Ambientales YAAX

Public Workshop

The Reserve hosted public webinars to discuss the revisions to the Mexico Forest Protocol:

Mexico Forest Protocol Public Comment Webinar 2 (in Spanish)
December 12, 2019

Mexico Forest Protocol Public Comment Webinar 1 (in Spanish)
November 26, 2019

Protocol Workgroup

The protocol was revised through an expert stakeholder review process.

Mexico Forest Protocol Workgroup Meeting 1 (in Spanish)
October 30, 2019
Meeting Video

Version 1.5

The Mexico Forest Protocol Version 1.5 revision involved minor editorial changes and clarifications as well as clarified roles of project developers and forest owners, clarified project documentation requirements, revised start date requirements to six months prior to project submittal, and clarified verification requirements. Notable changes from Version 1.4 are outlined in the document below:

Version 1.4