Yucatán, México: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance

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  • Yucatan Peninsula Framework Agreement on Sustainability (ASPY) 2030 signed with 2 other Yucatan Peninsula (PY) states (Campeche, Quintana Roo) to commit to sustainable development practices
  • ASPY contested based on lack of consultations with Mayan communities; on legal hold until consultations are carried out
  • 1960s: Historical henequen production in north-central region halted (decreased international demand), impacting soil recovery cycles
  • 1970s: Public development programs in southern region combined ranching & cash crop farming activities g lost soil productivity
  • Strong Mayan cultural influence historically contributed to widespread deforestation, through practices including slash-and-burn agriculture
  • Majority of CO2 emissions come from energy sector
Authors: Rodriguez-Ward, D.; David, O.
Subjects: deforestation, livelihoods, food security, sustainable development, policy, climate change
Publication type: Factsheet, Publication
Year: 2018

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