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Status on Key Actions

PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2018

Financial gap analysis
2012 - 2018
Economic assessment of ecosystem services
2012 - 2016
Definition and management of biological corridors
2012 - 2018
Alignment of public policies to support conservation
2012 - 2018
Definition of carbon stocks in PAs
2012 - 2018
Development of management programs for all PAs with personnel and all new decrees.
2012 - 2018
Increase terrestrial and marine land coverage to reach the goals of the Strategic Plan 2011 - 2020
2012 - 2018

GEF Projects

Mexico is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 8 countries : Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
A Participatory Approach to Managing the Environment: An Input to the Inter-American Strategy for Participation (ISP) Multi Focal Area 1997-08-01 2000-06-30 Project Closure 720,000 USD 840,000 USD
The GLOBE Legislator Forest Initiative Multi Focal Area 2011-07-11 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 1,187,050 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF2) Multi Focal Area 2009-04-21 CEO Endorsed 42,714,904 USD 43,000,000 USD
CleanTech Fund Climate Change 2006-02-07 Under Implementation 995,000 USD 61,200,000 USD
LAC Regional Sustainable Transport and Air Quality Project Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 21,175,000 USD 56,372,000 USD
Improved Certification Schemes for Sustainable Tropical Forest Management Biodiversity 2005-01-10 2009-12-01 Project Completion 987,000 USD 467,000 USD
Regional Program of Action and Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT for Malaria Vector Control in Mexico and Central America International Waters 2002-05-17 2010-12-01 Project Closure 7,495,000 USD 6,410,400 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Below Ground Biodiversity, Phase I Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2007-06-30 Project Closure 5,295,646 USD 3,576,739 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Biodiversity 2000-07-01 2006-06-30 Project Closure 10,616,130 USD 7,160,000 USD
Global Environmental Citizenship (GEC) Multi Focal Area 1998-03-30 2008-12-31 Project Completion 3,212,000 USD 3,165,000 USD
Harnessing Multi-Stakeholder Mechanisms to Promote Global Environmental Priorities Biodiversity 1999-02-15 CEO Approved 750,000 USD 0
Reduction of Environmental Impact from Tropical Shrimp Trawling through Introduction of By-catch Technologies and Change of Management International Waters 2000-11-01 IA Approved 4,780,000 USD 4,440,000 USD
An Indicator Model for Dryland Ecosystems in Latin America Biodiversity 1999-12-22 2003-04-01 Project Closure 750,000 USD 323,800 USD
Environmentally Sound Management and Destruction of PCBs POPs 2007-11-16 CEO Endorsed 4,800,000 USD 10,810,000 USD
Consolidation of the Protected Area System (SINAP II) - Fourth Tranche Biodiversity 2008-09-30 CEO Endorsed 5,440,000 USD 5,440,000 USD
Strengthening Management Effectiveness and Resilience of Protected Areas to Protect Biodiversity under Conditions of Climate Change Biodiversity 2012-02-29 Council Approved 10,272,727 USD 45,354,100 USD
Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Program in Mexico Multi Focal Area 2011-05-26 CEO Endorsed 4,444,953 USD 5,900,000 USD
Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts on the Coastal Wetlands Climate Change 2008-07-28 CEO Endorsed 4,800,000 USD 21,000,000 USD
Regional Framework for Sustainable Use of the Rio Bravo International Waters 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 4,160,000 USD 9,954,491 USD
Integrated Energy Services for Small Localities of Rural Mexico Climate Change 2006-03-31 Under Implementation 15,350,000 USD 81,500,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2005-03-14 IA Approved 200,000 USD 50,000 USD
Large Scale Renewable Energy Development Project Climate Change 2003-05-16 Under Implementation 25,350,000 USD 247,500,000 USD
Capacity Building for the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Biodiversity 2001-12-07 IA Approved 1,461,000 USD 4,942,000 USD
Integrated Assessment and Management of the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem International Waters 2007-09-05 Under Implementation 4,975,500 USD 96,774,780 USD
Strategic Planning and Design for the Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of Mexico Multi Focal Area 2001-07-25 2010-09-30 Project Completion 652,800 USD 640,000 USD
Methane Capture and Use (Landfill Demonstration Project Climate Change 2000-05-01 2006-06-30 Project Closure 6,530,000 USD 16,620,000 USD
High Efficiency Lighting Pilot Climate Change 1991-12-01 1997-12-31 Project Closure 10,000,000 USD 13,000,000 USD
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve: Habitat Enhancement in Productive Landscapes Biodiversity 1999-06-17 2002-09-30 Project Closure 750,000 USD 1,394,700 USD
Biodiversity Conservation in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve Biodiversity 2000-11-01 2009-07-31 Project Completion 6,733,000 USD 13,922,070 USD
Indigenous and Community Biodiversity Conservation (COINBIO) Biodiversity 2000-05-01 2008-06-30 Project Closure 7,575,000 USD 11,200,000 USD
Consolidation of the Protected Areas Program (SINAP II) Biodiversity 2000-11-01 2010-06-30 Project Completion 16,450,000 USD 60,300,000 USD
Protected Areas Program Biodiversity 1991-05-01 1997-12-31 Project Closure 25,000,000 USD 17,200,000 USD
Demonstration Project of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses and an Associated System for Hydrogen Supply in Mexico City, Phase I Climate Change 2001-02-12 Cancelled 5,418,300 USD 5,048,300 USD
Stabilizing GHG Emissions from Road Transport Through Doubling of Global Vehicle Fuel Economy: Regional Implementation of the Global Fuel Efficiency Initiative (GFEI) Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 1,713,637 USD 13,460,582 USD
TT-Pilot (GEF 4): Promotion and Development of Local Wind Technologies in Mexico Climate Change 2009-11-12 CEO Endorsed 5,000,000 USD 18,600,000 USD
Supporting the Implementation of the Global Monitoring Plan of POPs in Latin America and Caribbean States (GRULAC) POPs 2008-09-25 IA Approved 890,000 USD 1,065,000 USD
Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Reduce the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water (GloBallast Partnerships) International Waters 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 6,387,840 USD 17,701,939 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Below Ground Biodiversity, Tranche 2 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2010-11-01 Project Completion 4,007,124 USD 7,438,678 USD
Latin America: Multi-country Capacity-building for Compliance with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Biodiversity 2006-08-01 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 5,260,000 USD 10,745,200 USD
Fuel Cells Financing Initiative for Distributed Generation Applications (Phase 1) Climate Change 2003-11-21 Under Implementation 6,575,000 USD 9,000,000 USD
EcoEnterprises Fund Biodiversity 2002-04-19 2010-01-14 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 9,000,000 USD
Sustainable Management of the Shared Marine Resources of the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) and Adjacent Regions International Waters 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 7,798,836 USD 48,300,000 USD
Building Wider Public and Private Constituences for the GEF in Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Promotion of Global Environment Protection through the Electronic Media Multi Focal Area 2001-07-11 2004-07-01 Project Closure 998,062 USD 959,132 USD
Capacity building for Stage II Adaptation to Climate Change (Central America, Mexico and Cuba) Climate Change 2001-12-07 2007-12-31 Project Completion 3,314,685 USD 1,585,600 USD
Establishment of a Programme for the Consolidation of the Meso-American Biological Corridor Biodiversity 1997-11-01 2007-06-30 Project Completion 10,940,000 USD 12,766,000 USD
Country Case Studies on Sources and Sinks of Greenhouse Gases Climate Change 1991-12-01 1995-03-01 Project Closure 4,700,000 USD 1,716,975 USD
Promoting Best Practices for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Global Significance in Arid and Semi-arid Zones Biodiversity 1999-08-11 2002-12-31 Project Closure 750,000 USD 150,000 USD
SFM Transforming Management of Biodiversity-rich Community Production Forests through Building National Capacities for Market-based Instruments - under the Sustainable Forest Management Program Biodiversity 2008-04-24 CEO Endorsed 7,000,000 USD 17,371,500 USD
Integrating the Management of Protection and Production Areas for Biodiveristy Conservation in the Sierra Tarahumara of Chihuahua Biodiversity 2012-06-07 Council Approved 5,000,000 USD 21,250,000 USD
Enabling Activities to Help Mexico Comply with the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) POPs 2004-06-03 CEO Approved 500,000 USD 111,600 USD
Enhancing National Capacities to Manage Invasive Alien Species (IAS) by Implementing the National Strategy on IAS Biodiversity 2012-06-07 Council Approved 5,454,545 USD 24,216,257 USD
SFM Mitigating Climate Change through Sustainable Forest Management and Capacity Building in the Southern States of Mexico (States of Campeche, Chiapas and Oaxaca) Climate Change 2010-03-17 CEO Endorsed 5,100,000 USD 13,525,000 USD
Integrated Responses to Short lived Climate Forcers Promoting Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Climate Change 2012-07-18 CEO Approved 909,090 USD 22,494,123 USD
Conservation of Coastal Watersheds to Achieve Multiple Global Environmental Benefits in the Context of Changing Environments Multi Focal Area 2012-06-07 Council Approved 39,518,181 USD 239,886,000 USD
Fifth National Communication to the UNFCCC Climate Change 2010-06-08 CEO Endorsed 2,745,036 USD 4,440,000 USD
Mexico Rural Development Climate Change 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 10,500,000 USD 127,300,000 USD
Grid-connected Photovoltaic Project Climate Change 2007-05-01 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 1,000,000 USD
Sacred Orchids of Chiapas: Cultural and Religious Values in Conservation Biodiversity 2007-11-07 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 887,392 USD 1,173,746 USD
Consolidation of the Protected Area System (SINAP II) - Third Tranche Biodiversity 2007-06-08 IA Approved 7,350,000 USD 7,350,000 USD
Environmental Services Project Biodiversity 2005-11-10 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 15,350,000 USD 166,792,000 USD
Consolidation of the Protected Area System (SINAP II) - Second Tranche Biodiversity 2003-05-02 2010-06-30 Project Completion 2,210,000 USD 15,230,000 USD
Private Land Mechanisms for Biodiversity Conservation in Mexico Biodiversity 2001-08-20 2004-06-30 Project Closure 750,000 USD 1,100,000 USD
Integrated Ecosystem Management in 3 Priority Ecoregions Multi Focal Area 2000-07-01 2010-09-30 Project Completion 15,650,000 USD 61,715,000 USD
Action Plan for Removing Barriers to the Full-scale Implementation of Wind Power Climate Change 2002-10-15 2010-12-31 Project Completion 4,736,000 USD 7,076,000 USD
Introduction of Climate Friendly Measures in Transport Climate Change 2002-05-17 2009-03-31 Project Closure 6,125,000 USD 6,400,000 USD
Oaxaca Sustainable Hillside Management Project Multi Focal Area 1999-05-12 2005-06-30 Project Closure 739,830 USD 856,400 USD
Renewable Energy for Agriculture Climate Change 1999-05-07 2006-06-29 Project Closure 8,700,000 USD 17,500,000 USD
Mesoamerican Biological Corridor Biodiversity 2000-05-01 2009-12-31 Project Completion 15,200,000 USD 78,110,000 USD
Development of GHG Emission Coefficients from Live Systems in Central Mexico and Development of Related Information Management System Climate Change 1995-05-01 IA Approved 306,000 USD 0
National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, and Action Plan and Report to the COP Biodiversity 1997-01-30 IA Approved 198,000 USD 56,000 USD
Hybrid Solar Thermal Power Plant Climate Change 1999-12-01 2011-04-30 Under Implementation 49,700,000 USD 128,300,000 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Estrategia para el Fortalecimiento de las Áreas Naturales Protegidas de México 07 10 2010 Partially Funded $21,545,769 USD $199,992,692.00
Mexico's climate protection initiative in the Sierra Madre Oriental ecological corridor and in Laguna Madre and Marismas Nacionales coastal lagunes 22 04 2008 Fully Funded fully funded ($1,900,350 USD) $1,900,350.00

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