General Law for Sustainable Forest Development Mexico 2018

Name of policy General Law for Sustainable Forest Development Mexico 2018
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Mexico
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Land use
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Monitoring
    • Information and education
      • Policy support
        • Strategic planning
        Sector name
        • Agriculture and forestry
          • Forestry
        Policy description This law replaces the 2003 general law for sustainable forest development. Its main objectives are to regulate and foster the comprehensive and sustainable use of forests, to foster the conservation, protection, restoration, production, management, cultivation and use of forest ecosystems of the country and its resources.

        Art. 10 states that the federal state has the prerogative of designing strategies, policies, measures and actions to avoid loss and increase carbon stocks in forest ecosystems, taking into account sustainable rural development. The federal state also has the prerogative to realize the National Forest and Soil Inventory.

        Art. 32 states that the contribution to carbon fixation is one of the mandatory criteria for forestry policy of an environmental and forestry nature.

        La ley general de desarollo forestal sustentable tiene por objeto regular y fomentar el manejo integral y sustentable de los territorios forestales, la conservación, protección, restauración, producción, ordenación, el cultivo, manejo y aprovechamiento de los ecosistemas forestales del país y sus recursos.

        Policy type
        • Non-energy1
        Policy stringency
        Implementation state Implemented
        Date of decision 2018
        Start date of implementation 2018
        End date of implementation
        High impact No
        Impact indicator


        Source or references http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/general-law-for-sustainable-forest-development-2/
        Supports policies
        Is supported by policies
        Comments (background and assessment)
        Status Final

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