Puerto Vallarta continues to work for the development of its Municipal Climate Change Program (MCCP). The municipality conducted a workshop for the characterization and pre-prioritization of adaptation, mitigation and cross-cutting measures to climate change. The workshop was attended by different sectors to ensure the characterization of comprehensive measures.
With the Workshop for the characterization and Pre-prioritization of measures for the MCCP, Puerto Vallarta advances in the development of actions that will make up its Program and ensures that the latter is transversal and integrates all sectors. The workshop took place in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco on May 20th and 21th, 2019.
This event was divided into two parts. The first consisted of the formation of a working group with representatives of five sectors: tourism, urban, fishing, agriculture and forestry. This is to ensure a transparent and participatory process in the definition of adaptation, mitigation and cross-cutting measures. Once the working group was formed, the previously developed measures were resumed, to complement them with the participation of the attendees. In addition, new issues of interest emerged, such as strengthening and promoting eco-tourism activities in the municipality, among others.
The second part consisted in the characterization and pre-prioritization of measures, where previously the prioritization methodology had been presented and the importance of considering measures that can be implemented in the long term was emphasized. Initially, the mitigation and adaptation measures identified in the previous workshop were presented and afterwards the cost estimation was carried out, as well as the estimation of the co-benefits considering the environmental, economic and social benefits. The last step was the estimation of the success factors taking into account the municipality’s capacities, compatibility with the regulatory framework and public policy, vision with the local actors and probability of success.
The integrated results of all the sectors point out that in terms of adaptation measures it is important (in hierarchical order) to implement conservation and restoration actions in the basin, to separate the pluvial and domestic drainage, to establish a network of parks in the urban area, to protect the reefs, among others. In terms of mitigation, the results indicate with greater priority the installation of silvopastoral systems with a climate change perspective.
The elaboration of the MCCP of this municipality was supported by the Ministry of Environment and Territorial Development (SEMADET) of the State of Jalisco, as well as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, through the projects Vertically Integrated Climate Policies (VICLIM) and Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change with the tourism sector (ADAPTUR).
Through the participation of different sectors, the integration of actors and experts visión is strengthened for the definition of adaptation and mitigation measures, as well as the transversality of these within a long-term vision to combat climate change .
For more information about the progress of Puerto Vallarta in the development of its MCCP, see the following links: