Municipality of San Cristóbal de las Casas
Mexico

Population: 185917
Area of jurisdiction: 484 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Green Certification at Five Schools
Mexico’s National Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) called on schools via the Municipal Conservation and Environmental Office to participate in the “Escuela Verde” green school certification process designed to motivate elementary schools to drive integrated environmental management actions with support from the educational community. This action helps diminish schools’ environmental impact and develop environmentally responsible citizenry. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Regulatory
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Adaptation actions

Climate Change and Forest Role Training for Trainers
A workshop was conducted to train environmental boosters who work together to promote activities programs related to climate change in the State of Chiapas and thereby create a culture of environmental awareness in rural and indigenous communities, based on education and communication about climate change causes and effects as well as measures individuals can take in light of such change. The idea is that the acquired knowledge can be replicated in communities using the materials and tools trainers receive at the workshop. Start year  
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Education/Awareness Raising
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World Biodiversity Day
This program included participation on the part of children, teachers, parents and ecology workers. To encourage solid waste separation and collection in the City Center, a banner was placed featuring local children’s written words; signs were also erected in planted areas encouraging citizens to respect animals and avoid littering. Later, children traveled to a Cultural Center and learned to recognize tree seeds and the importance of having forests, the animals that inhabit it, and the reasons that they are useful to humans. Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
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Cerrito de San Cristóbal de las Casas Ecological Restoration; Forest Enrichment and Conservation Actions
The principal objective is planting 2825 representative mountain mesophile tree species from the Chiapas highlands. The project is also considering a biodiversity inventory for distinct plant and animal taxonomy groups to serve as a baseline to evaluate the impact of introducing and maintaining the hill forest cover will have on additional organism diversity. The Cerrito de San Cristóbal parcel, approximately 18.8 hectares, belongs to the San Cristóbal de las Casas municipal government. Start year  
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Coca-Cola Femsa, S.A de C.V. Annual Reforestation Efforts
The principal objective is planting 2825 representative mountain mesophile tree species from the Chiapas highlands. The project is also considering a biodiversity inventory for distinct plant and animal taxonomy groups to serve as a baseline to evaluate the impact of introducing and maintaining the hill forest cover will have on additional organism diversity. The Cerrito de San Cristóbal parcel, approximately 18.8 hectares, belongs to the San Cristóbal de las Casas municipal government. Start year  
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Día del Árbol and Fiesta del Bosque State Reforestation Efforts
Reforestation efforts have been realized on a five-hectare parcel in the Agua de Pajarito commons area to plant 5000 seedlings in collaboration with governmental and privatesector agencies CONAFOR, SAPAM SEMARNAT, SEMAHN, Nabolom, A.C., the municipal conservation and environmental office, the Comité de Cuenca, Biocolores, A.C., local residents and Más Agro magazine. The program involved approximately 450 individuals. Start year  
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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