Rapid analysis of country-level mitigation potential from agriculture, forestry and other land uses in Mexico
- Total mitigation potential from the AFOLU sector was the highest in Chiapas (~13 Mt CO2eq) followed by Campeche (~ 8 Mt CO2eq).
- 11 states (i.e. Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Jalisco, Sonora, Veracruz, Durango, Chihuahua, Puebla, Michoacán and Guerrero) had a total AFOLU mitigation potential between 2.5 to 6.5 Mt CO2eq, other states had AFOLU mitigation potentials of less than 2 Mt CO2eq.
- Crop mitigation potential was the highest in Veracruz, Jalisco and Michoacán; it was intermediate (between 0.4 to 0.6 Mt CO2eq) in the states of Chiapas, Sinaloa, Guanajuato, Mexico and Guerrero. Other states had crop mitigation potential less than 0.4 Mt CO2eq.
- Livestock mitigation potential was the highest in Jalisco and Sonora and intermediate (between 0.4 to 0.8 Mt CO2eq) in the states of Puebla, Veracruz, Guanajuato, and Yucatan. Other states had livestock mitigation potentials of less than 0.3 Mt CO2eq.
- The state-wide and total magnitude of mitigation was the highest from the FOLU sector. Per unit abatement, cost was also the highest in this sector.
- If properly implemented, mitigation potentials on cropland can be realized with net benefits, compared to livestock and FOLU options, which involve net costs.
Sapkota T, Ortiz-Monasterio I, Sonder K, Wollenberg L, Richards MB, Leyva JC, Garcia MA. 2020. Rapid analysis of country-level mitigation potential from agriculture, forestry and other land uses in Mexico. CCAFS Working Paper no. 309. Wageningen, the Netherlands: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).