Map of Mexico Mexico

Total REDD+ Finance Committed:


Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:


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 underwent consultation and review processes 2014, with implementation set to begin in 2015.


Financing flows and institutions receiving funds committed for REDD+ activities in Mexico:

Commitments to recipients by location and type


Commitments by institution type and year

  • Commitments to recipients by location and type

    Chart Description

    A majority of initial institutions or “first recipients” receiving funding for REDD+ activities in Mexico are predominantly based in country. Approximately 92% of the total funding committed has been allocated to the Mexican National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR). Additionally, Mexican NGOs and sub-national jurisdictions are scheduled to receive about 4% (approximately US$17.3 million) of REDD+ funding.

    Secondary institutions or “second recipients” receiving REDD+ finance are also displayed in the chart. During the period from 2009 to 2014, the Mexican Government passed more funding that was originally committed to second recipients, including ejidos and local communities and consultants. An additional 5% was spent by the national Government on operational and administrative costs. 

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  • Commitments by institution type and year

    Chart Description

    An annual breakdown highlights that there were minimal commitments of REDD+ finance to Mexico in from 2009 through 2011. Commitments rose dramatically in 2012, before falling again in 2013. Based on REDDX data, there were no new commitments in 2014. Throughout the entire period, the Mexican Government along with Mexican NGOs were primary recipients.

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