Mexico, spearheaded monitoring of greenhouse gases

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In order that in June 2015 Mexico have an System Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) to assess the effectiveness of the actions that the country makes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD +) the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) sesionó Wednesday instructions -for its Director General, Engineer Jorge Perez Rescala with members of the Strengthening Project REDD + and South-South Cooperation which operates from this institution.

A session of agreements that took place in Zapopan, Jalisco, at the Headquarters of CONAFOR, attended the Deputy Director General of CONAFOR, Arturo Beltran Retis and representatives of the Strengthening Project REDD + and South-South cooperation; as well as academic and scientific members Advisor Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO, for its acronym in English) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Technical Committee.

There it was confirmed that the inputs generated in the project have been invaluable in developing the National Inventory of Greenhouse Gases, topic that also coincided First Secretary of the Embassy of Norway in Mexico, Kari Hoel.

This report, which recognizes Mexico spearheaded internationally in the context of REDD + – was used as one element of the proposed Reference Level Forest carbon in Mexico that was introduced last December 8 under COP 20 in Lima, Peru.

Beltrán Retis informed the representatives of the Norwegian Government, UNDP and FAO, the interest of the Mexican Government to continue the project to strengthen the REDD + Preparation in Mexico and South-South Cooperation, thus started the institutional arrangements for monitoring.

«Another key aspect of the project was the development and implementation of the strategy for South-South Cooperation, currently underway, including the proposed establishment of a Virtual Centre of Excellence,» said Beltran Retis.

For his part, Edgar González González director of Sustainable Development UNDP said the review of project progress «are fortunately satisfactory» and that they are very satisfied with the team of professionals from CONAFOR operates this project.

He said that the momentum of the institution to the project «Mexico Mesoamerica payable significant progress on issues such as food security, water and forestry approach course. We agreed to expand the project and appreciate the commitment of the CONAFOR that will serve us much to encourage bonding and closeness in terms of institutional strengthening «.

Meanwhile Henrik Fliflet, representative of the Norwegian government, sensibly recognized the CONAFOR for their technical and institutional work and reiterated the interest of his government to continue the project which has provided important support.

Since June 2011 CONAFOR implements the Project for Strengthening the Preparation Process REDD + in Mexico and South-South Cooperation, with funding from the Norwegian government and the administrative and technical advice UNDP and FAO as an initial donation of 15 million.

The session was also attended by Tore Langhelle consultant Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Kari Hoel First Secretary of the Embassy of Norway in Mexico, Eduardo Benitez Paulín Deputy FAO Representative in Mexico and Edgar González González Director Development Program UNDP sustainable.

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