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Norway and UN-REDD Help Mexico Strengthen its MRV System

At a special event held during the United Nations climate change negotiations (COP16) in December, Norway and Mexico sign a US$15 million collaborative agreement to build Mexico's REDD+ capacities in the area of measuring, reporting and verification (MRV).

United Nations Mexico Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Magdy Martinez-Soliman and Political Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway Arvin Eikeland Gadgil sign the US $15 Million cost sharing agreement on 10 December 2010

The agreement, entitled "Reinforcing REDD+ Readiness in Mexico and enabling South-South cooperation", aims to strengthen Mexico’s capacities for a national MRV system of greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals of sinks, forests carbon stocks and natural forest area changes in accordance with UNFCCC decisions and methodological guidance.

The implementation of the agreement will be carried out by the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR - Comisión Nacional Forestal) with the technical and administrative support from UN-REDD Programme's FAO and UNDP agencies, as part of their commitment to the United Nations System "Delivering as One" in Mexico.

Norway and Mexico agreed that disseminating the Mexican experience in developing its own MRV system with other REDD+ countries, and promoting the regional exchange of experiences and capacities on REDD+ will be keyin expanding the global knowledge base on such methodologies and approaches.

Full press release: English and Spanish

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