Chiapas - Campeche

The Construction of a Monitoring System of Factors of Emission Adapted to the Local Conditions of the States of Campeche and Chiapas.

In Mexico, 2015, the states of Chiapas and Campeche worked with Ecologic Development Fund, UNICACH, Pronatura Yucatan, Ecosur, Cooperativa AMBIO, HC Paisajismo, UNAM and local communities to enhance state wide systems for monitoring and measuring emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Built with a participatory approach, the project actively engaged local researchers, national forestry commission staff, local communities, state level technicians, and local civil society members. Through the project, collaborators created a technical report on carbon measurement that improves upon existing knowledge and data of the current MRV system and advanced forest carbon reporting by developing locally appropriate allometric equations. The project also pushed innovative boundaries by piloting methodologies for data collection and biomass mapping.

Highlights from the projects include:

  • Enhanced dialogue and alignment with national level actors through the establishment and strengthening of state level technical MRV groups.
  • Development of regionally appropriate allometric equations for rainforests in Calakmul (Campeche) and the Lancondon jungle (Chiapas), allowing progress towards tier 3 forest carbon reporting.
  • Training of local community members in the estimation of forest biomass, with the vision of integrating them into national forest monitoring systems.

Downloads

Project Report (EN):
Final report summarizing the primary activities and results from the project in Chiapas and Campeche, Mexico.

Summary Report (ES):
A comprehensive report (in Spanish) of the results achieved through the project.

Summary Report on Current Ctatus of MRV in Campeche and Chiapas (ES):
A comprehensive report (in Spanish) on the current status of forest carbon measrument, monitoring and reporting in the states of Campeche and Chiapas including a presentation of the results from the GCF Fund project.

Technical Report: Estimating and Mapping Biomass (ES)
This document provides methodological guidance for states to collect local biomass data. It provides experience from working with local communities and presents a number of methodologies that can be applied to develop state forest inventories. The document also presents the methodology used to create biomass maps in Campeche and Chiapas (downloads below).

Technical Report on MRV in Campeche (ES):
A diagnostic report examining the current state of forest carbon measurement, reporting and verification in Campeche. The report includes a summary efforts to develop locally appropriate allometric equations and test new biomass collection and mapping methods.

Technical Report on MRV in Chiapas (ES):
A summary of methodologies and results from the GCF Fund project in Chiapas, which also examines the current state of forest measurement, reporting, and verification in Chiapas with a focus on the Lancondon Jungle.

Biomass Map: Chiapas
GIS files for the improved biomass created within the study area of Chiapas, Mexico.

Technical Report on Allometric Equation Development in Chiapas (ES):
A report on efforts to develop locally appropriate allometric equations for Chiapas.

Allometric Equation Database for Chiapas:
Spreadsheet of field data collected for the development of locally appropriate allometric equations in Chiapas.

Allometric Equation Database for Campeche:
Spreadsheet of field data collected for the development of locally appropriate allometric equations in Campeche.