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.
The law was ammended in 2021 to reform incentives for agricultural activities in deforested areas or for those that promote the change of land use of forest land or increase the agricultural frontier.
The law was last ammended in 2022.

Impact indicators:
  • 1
    Name: GHG emissions reduction (%)
    Value: 37
    Base year: 2015
    Target year: 2020
    Comments: -