National Forest Council (Mexico)
The Council was established as an advisory group to provide guidance on forest related issues under the General Law for Sustainable Forest Development (article 156). Its attributions include monitoring and evaluation of the national forest policies and programs. It is integrated by representatives from government institutions, landholder organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sector, academia and/or research institutes, and professional organizations. Its structure and operations are replicated at the state level, which means that 32 State Forest Councils will also be consulted during the readiness phase and will be involved during the implementation of REDD+.