Mexico Forest Protocol Revision

The Mexico Forest Protocol is undergoing a policy revision to Version 2.0. The protocol revision will include 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 will be presented to the Reserve’s Board of Directors in January 2020.

The draft protocol and accompanying tools are available for public review and comment below.

Public Comments

Public comments must be submitted to [email protected], preferably in Word format, by COB on December 13, 2019. Comments will be posted online and formally responded to by Reserve staff.

Public Workshop

The Reserve is hosting a free public webinar to discuss the revisions to the Mexico Forest Protocol:

Mexico Forest Protocol Public Comment Webinar (in Spanish)
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
9:00 am – 11:00 am PT
Register here

Protocol Workgroup

The protocol is being revised through an expert stakeholder review process. If you are interested in participating in a more involved capacity to review the draft protocol prior to the public comment period, please email [email protected].

Protocol webinars are open to the public. Interested stakeholders may join the workgroup calls as an observer in listen-only mode. Observers will not have the ability to participate in workgroup discussions but will be able to stay informed by listening to the conversations as they unfold. If you would like to participate as an observer and receive meeting notices, please email [email protected]. Protocol meeting dates will also be posted here, as soon as they are scheduled.

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

** Workgroup draft protocols were not open for public comment

Protocol Timeline

Below is a tentative timeline for protocol development. The Reserve will update this timeline as needed.

Convene Workgroup (WG) & Staff Begins Update Analysis October 2019
WG Meeting (Webinar) October 30, 2019
Staff Revises Draft – Incorporating WG Feedback November 2019
Public Comment Period November-December 2019
Public Comment Meeting (Webinar) November 26, 2019
Staff Revises Draft – Incorporating Public Feedback December-January 2019
Final Protocol Adoption by Reserve Board January 2020