2024 KCP Application
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Project Summary / Description:
The mangroves of the Gulf of California are ideal ecosystems for blue carbon projects; they have large carbon stocks, high deforestation and degradation rates, and provide valuable ecosystem services that complement climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. By avoiding deforestation and degradation of mangroves from now to 2030, Mexico can reduce cumulative emissions by 32.8‚Äì54.4 million MgCO2, which correspond to 6‚Äì10% of Mexico‚ target emissions from LULUCF in the Paris Agreement. This project is significantly contributing to that goal by protecting 39,680 acres of mangroves in the Gulf of California and preventing emissions of 2.84 million MgCO2.
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Impact on Underrepresented Groups:
We have a staff of 20 professionals, 10 men and 10 women, distributed equality in all our offices. We have an internal policy of gender salary equality, which is revised every year. Conservation and climate change initiatives may affect women and men differently, the unique roles men and women play in conservation and tackling climate change leads to different knowledge about the environments around them. If this uniqueness is not addressed in the design of conservation projects this knowledge can be lost. WILDCOAST-COSTASALVAJE addresses this issue in all of our projects, by including men and women equally to gain better access to education, decision-making bodies and sustainable livelihoods. Doing so helps us ensure that the voices, skills and knowledge of men and women are incorporated equally into discussions and decision-making related to our conservation projects.
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Blue Carbon Conservation in the Gulf of California: The project‚ goal is to secure a resilient coastline to help protect communities, economies and ecosystems from climate change impacts in the Gulf of California. To achieve that goal, we must protect 39,680 acres of mangroves and prevent the emissions of 2.84 million MgCO2 that may arise from their deforestation and degradation.