In December 2010, the Mexican states of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan signed the Yucatan Peninsula Accord, Mexico’s first climate accord at the sub-national level. The Accord addresses economic, social and environmental vulnerabilities to climate change in a coastal region where rural communities are highly susceptible to these effects. It involves three main lines of action: (i) a regional adaptation strategy, (ii) a REDD+ programme and (iii) a climate fund. Mexico’s experience with the Yucatan Peninsula Accord demonstrates that joint action at the subnational level can serve as a catalyst for climate compatible development by generating international support, addressing common threats and opportunities, and ensuring complementarity between sub-national and national climate responses.
Villar, L. del. Climate compatible developmentat the regional level in Mexico:The Yucatan Peninsula Accord. Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), (2011) 4 pp. [Inside Stories on climate compatible development]