Jun08

Mexico enacts landmark REDD+ legislation

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Government Enacts REDD+ Legislation Following Landslide Votes in the Congress

The Government of Mexico this week became the first country to enact legislation in support of efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

The legal reforms were advanced as part of the Mexican Programme of the GLOBE Legislators' Forest Initiative (GLFI), which is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

By enshrining these policies in national legislation, the Mexican Congress is building a forward-looking legal framework that supports the concept that forests should be managed in a sustainable way, prioritizing the engagement of forest dependent communities.

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