The Mexico Forest Protocol update to Version 3.0 will include revision of mechanisms to comply with the permanence and additionality requirements, the application of stratification for forest inventories, modifications for mangrove ecosystems such as the inclusion of soil carbon, and social safeguards, among other topics. The protocol will be presented to the Reserve’s Board of Directors October 5, 2022.
- Mexico Forest Protocol V3.0 – Draft for Board Approval (English) (September 28, 2022)
- Mexico Forest Protocol V3.0 – Public Comments and Responses (English)
- Mexico Forest Protocol V3.0 – Redline Comparing the Public Comment Version to the Draft for Board Approval (English) (September 28, 2022)
Public Comment Period
Written public comments on the draft protocol were due by August 12, 2022.
Public Comment Webinar
The Reserve held a public comment webinar on August 9 to discuss the draft protocol in detail and to solicit public comment (conducted in Spanish):
The Reserve hosted a public webinar on September 23, 2021 to kickoff the Mexico Forest Protocol V3.0 revision process.
The Mexico Forest Protocol will be developed through the Reserve’s multi-stakeholder workgroup process. The Reserve strives to create a well-balanced workgroup consisting of industry representatives, government, project developers, academia, verifiers, and environmental advocacy organizations across Mexico. Workgroup member organizations are listed below.
|ANCE||Northern Arizona University|
|Bioforestal Innovacion Sustentable SC||Pronatura México A.C.|
|CANOPIA CARBON||Secretaría del Medio Ambiente del Gobierno de la Ciudad de México|
|Consejo Civil Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostenible||Servicio y Consultoría Ambiental y Forestal S. de R.L. de C.V.|
|ECOACT / ATOS||South Pole|
|Ejido Coltzingo||The Earthlab SA DE CV|
|Forest Rangers Alliance A.C.||Toroto*|
|Fundación San Crisanto||Unidad de Conservación y Desarrollo Forestal Integral Topia, S.C.|
|GLZ Abogados||Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas|
|ICICO||World Resources Institute|
* Provided partial funding to support protocol revision process.
Interested stakeholders not chosen to be part of the workgroup are welcome to participate in the process as “observers.” Observers may attend workgroup meetings in listen-only mode, comment on the draft protocol when it is released for public comment, and attend the public webinar held during the public comment period. Please email policy(at)climateactionreserve.org if you wish to observe the workgroup process.
The workgroup drafts are for public review only; they are not open for public comment at this time. The public comment period will take place in late summer.
- Draft Mexico Forest Protocol V3.0 for Workgroup Review (English) (June 6, 2022)
- Draft Mexico Forest Protocol V3.0 for Workgroup Review (Español) (June 6, 2022)
- V3.0 Herramienta del PED de la Restauracion (June 6, 2022)
MFP V3.0 Subcommittee Meeting: Permanence – Legal instruments
November 4, 2021
The following timeline will be updated as the protocol development process unfolds.
|Public webinar||September 23, 2021|
|Workgroup Statement of Interest due||September 30, 2021|
|Formation of workgroup||September 2021|
|Workgroup meeting 1: Permanence||October 28, 2021|
|Workgroup meeting 2: Safeguards and eligibility||November 9, 2021|
|Workgroup meeting 3: Forest inventory||November 18, 2021|
|Workgroup meeting 4: Considerations for mangrove and rainforest soil carbon||November 30, 2021|
|Workgroup meeting 5: Additionality||December 7, 2021|
|Protocol drafting||December 2021 – May 2022|
|Workgroup review and meeting||May 2022 – June 2022|
|Public comment period||July 2022 – August 2022|
|Protocol presented to Reserve Board for approval||October 5, 2022|
Please contact policy(at)climateactionreserve.org with questions or comments.