Mexico is home to 64.8 million hectares of forest, which covers approximately one-third of the country’s total land area. Though the Mexico’s overall deforestation rate is low, forest degradation remains high within rural states, where forests are susceptible to land conversion due to agricultural expansion. Additional drivers of deforestation include mining, tourism, and urbanization.
In 2010, the Mexican government presented its Vision for REDD+ (Visión de México sobre REDD+: Hacia una Estrategia Nacional) at the 16th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP16) in Cancun. The country then went on to develop its National REDD+ Strategy (ENAREDD+), which is undergoing consultation and review processes throughout the duration of 2014.
Main donors, levels of funding committed and disbursed to Mexico between 2009 and 2011:
The chart shows the relative levels of funding donors have committed as well as the proportion disbursed to their recipients by the end of 2012. The percentage of committed funding that has been disbursed varies from 0% to 100%. The World Bank and the Mexican National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) represent the two largest donors, with each committing over US$ 33.3 million.
By 2012, approximately 87% of the total funds disbursed came from just two donors, the government of Norway and the World Bank via a Specific Investment Loans (SIL).
The chart maps the geographic distribution of the main donors to Mexico and cumulative support by geographic location of donor headquarters. This chart therefore shows the growing importance of both government and non-government actors in financing for REDD+. For Mexico, the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) and the World Bank have contributed a large portion of REDD+ funding. Other significant donors include the United States and Norway.
The data presented below highlights levels of REDD+ financing committed and disbursed, main donors, recipients and REDD+ activities in the period between 2009 and 2012