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Mexico is Waiting for the Results of a Pilot ETS
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Mexico is Waiting for the Results of a Pilot ETS

Mexico is a valuable case study in developing an Emissions Trading System (ETS) for a middle-income nation. While a full-fledged program isn’t operational yet, the pilot program offers insights into potential benefits and challenges. By building on these lessons and addressing future considerations, Mexico can potentially establish a successful ETS that promotes cost-effective emission reductions...

Mexico 2024 Climate Scorecard Award: Hans Blomeier & Eduardo Walsh
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Mexico 2024 Climate Scorecard Award: Hans Blomeier & Eduardo Walsh

Climate Scorecard’s 2024 Government Climate Leadership Award is presented to a country official who has done the most to reduce emissions in their country’s government over the past year. Below is a copy of the letter sent to each nominee and why they were chosen to receive this award.Mexico 2024 Climate Scorecard Award: Hans Blomeier,...

Climate Policy Likely to be a Priority in the Mexican 2024 Elections
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Climate Policy Likely to be a Priority in the Mexican 2024 Elections

The following post describes the implications for climate policies and programs of the 2024 elections in Mexico, where the most critical race is the presidential elections. It typically occurs every six years, with the president serving a single six-year term. These elections are crucial because they determine the direction of the country’s governance, including policies...

Mexico’s Tightrope Walk: Bridging the Gaps Between Between Development and Climate Action
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Mexico’s Tightrope Walk: Bridging the Gaps Between Between Development and Climate Action

Mexico was one of the first countries to ratify the Paris Agreement in 2016, demonstrating its commitment to combating climate change. Mexico depends on fossil fuels for its energy matrix, and the country has not significantly updated its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) since 2015. Mexico has good renewable resources; However, the current Mexican government has...

Mexico’s Sembrando Vida: Reforestation with Social Benefits
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Mexico’s Sembrando Vida: Reforestation with Social Benefits

As part of the public policies of a social nature implemented by the current government, in October 2018, the “Sembrando Vida” Program emerged, considered a priority program that, through various actions, seeks to contribute to reversing rural poverty while containing environmental degradation and promoting the rooting of the population in their places of origin. In...

Mexico: Model Community Climate Mitigation Programs
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Mexico: Model Community Climate Mitigation Programs

SAN PEDRO TLAQUEPAQUE, JALISCO San Pedro Tlaquepaque, a municipality in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area of Jalisco, Mexico, with a population of approximately 160,000, stands out as a local community actively engaged in climate mitigation efforts. The city has implemented various initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable practices across various sectors. Energy Sector...

Mexico: COP 28 Recommendations for Strengthening Country Climate Ambition
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Mexico: COP 28 Recommendations for Strengthening Country Climate Ambition

Dear Camila Zepeda, General Director for Global Affairs at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, atencionciudadana@sre.gob.mx   My name is Pablo Necoechea. I am the Country Manager for Mexico for Climate Scorecard, a non-profit organization that monitors leading greenhouse gas-emitting countries’ climate policies and programs.Based on a review of Mexico’s policies, much can be done...

Mexico’s GHG Inventory Reports Are Good But Dated
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Mexico’s GHG Inventory Reports Are Good But Dated

Rating: C  This Post 68 reports on the status of Mexico’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory and describes the organizations responsible for organizing its data. Mexico releases a national inventory of greenhouse gas emissions every four years. The last Mexico Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Report was released in 2018. The inventory is a public document and...

Farmers in Mexico are trying to adapt to climate change but need excellent technical and financial support
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Farmers in Mexico are trying to adapt to climate change but need excellent technical and financial support

Rating B In Mexico, the agricultural sector is a vital component of the economy, with millions of farmers depending on their crops for sustenance and income. However, the looming threat of climate change poses a considerable challenge to these farmers’ ability to produce food and maintain their livelihoods. This Post explores the relationship between Mexico’s...

Mexico Lacks Adequate Water Resource Policies and Programs
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Mexico Lacks Adequate Water Resource Policies and Programs

Rating D Climate change poses significant challenges to Mexico’s water resources, with changing precipitation patterns, increasing temperatures, and extreme weather events impacting water availability and usage across various sectors. This Post examines the changes in water use over the last decade in Mexico, mainly focusing on how climate factors have influenced water usage in agriculture...

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