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Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda IAP (Mexico) & World Land Trust (UK) & Queretaro State Government
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Nature's Climate Hub - Central Park Zoo, East 64th Street, Workshop Area North
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2:00pm
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Tropicalizing Kyoto - The grounding of global protocols to the local level

The wide gap between global climate protocols and the rural landowners of high biodiversity areas is where the carbon market fails. This session brings together a group of stakeholders that cross the international and local civil sectors as well as national and subnational government sectors at play in Mexico, diving deep into a concrete example of early climate action plans that have proven to protect the planet and the people who live there. Financing for conservation is scarce in the center of Mexico, provoking the innovation to develop a subnational climate protocol in close partnership State Government and the federal government to overcome the obstacles.

Meet these leaders in nature conservation, financing, and public policy who will describe the new challenges and how each one is pushing for the tools to mitigate and adapt to climate change at pace with the crisis. There are many lessons to be learned from the trajectory of each speaker that share this one region in common.

After the discussion there will be a screening of the documentary film ""Protecting the Heart of Mexico,"" showcasing a local grassroots movement in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve that partners with the World Land Trust (UK). This is a passionate portrait of a mother and son fighting to protect this corner of Mother Earth who take society and governments to task to achieve conservation, civil participation, adaptation and climate change mitigation. Duration: 23 minutes.

This event is part of the Food, Land and Nature-Based Solutions program of Climate Week NYC.