Reinforcing REDD+ and South-South Cooperation

On May 27, 2010, the Governments of Norway and Mexico signed, through their respective Ministries of Environment, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the field of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The MoU includes specific areas of cooperation with relevance to the implementation of strategies and policies for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

The cooperation covers three specific lines of actions: i) The development and implementation of a Measurement, Reporting and Verification system (MRV) as part of the post-2012 REDD+ regime; ii) The promotion of Mexico as a centre of excellence for South-South cooperation to exchange experiences and capacities on MRV systems and REDD+ implementation, and iii) Characterization of local incentives: research on REDD+ funding through experiences and case studies in Mexico.