Category: Mexico News Brief and Action Alert

Mexico’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Have Increased by 74% Since 1990
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Mexico’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Have Increased by 74% Since 1990

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: Estimated 767 Megatons in 2020 Compared 440 Megatons in 1990 Climate Action Tracker’s research and the below graph indicate the CO2 emissions levels for Mexico for the last 30 years. Since the 1990s the country has increased its contributions of CO2 consistently from 440 MtCO2e to 767 MtCO2e in...

Mexico City Among the Latin American Capitals Committed to Climate Neutrality
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Mexico City Among the Latin American Capitals Committed to Climate Neutrality

According to Jorge Rickards, Director of WWF Mexico, urban centers are key for the creation of solutions and environmental policies to address climate change given they are responsible for 70% of CO2 emissions globally. Mexico City‘s Program for Climate Action 2020-2026 is a strong example of courses of action cities can take to improve reforestation,...

World Resources Institute Mexico Analyzes Energy Efficiency and Promotes More Sustainable Buildings
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World Resources Institute Mexico Analyzes Energy Efficiency and Promotes More Sustainable Buildings

Mexico is the 12th largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world, and the second largest in Latin America. The country has experienced the effects of climate change with hotter periods, more droughts, intense rain, floods and hurricanes. Addressing climate change is an imperative since due to its impact the economy is expected to decline up...

4.5% of Mexico’s Workforce Have Green Jobs
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4.5% of Mexico’s Workforce Have Green Jobs

According to the International Labor organization (ILO), Green Jobs are those that produce a product or service related to environmental conservation and management, that make processes more sustainable within any industry and that have decent work conditions. Thus, green jobs are those that have an environmental component and include decent work conditions. Green jobs are...

Mexico Needs Better Policies to Address Climate Justice
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Mexico Needs Better Policies to Address Climate Justice

Climate justice addresses the needs of those who are least responsible for climate change and often suffer the gravest of its consequences. People living in poverty or in precarious circumstances tend to have neither the resources nor the insurance coverage necessary to recover from environmental disasters. On top of that, such populations often receive an...

Mexico Needs a Renewable-Based Infrastructure to Support the Production of Electric Vehicles
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Mexico Needs a Renewable-Based Infrastructure to Support the Production of Electric Vehicles

The three major industries in Mexico are automotive, aerospace, and medical device manufacturing. One of the reasons for auto companies to move to Mexico is its location, with its closeness to the United States and the possibility that its western ports allow OEM manufacturers and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to export goods to...

Economic Recovery Plans in Mexico Have Mixed Signals for Climate Change Efforts
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Economic Recovery Plans in Mexico Have Mixed Signals for Climate Change Efforts

As of April 2020, when this article was written, Mexico has implemented several economic measures that have been considered by many in the private sector as insufficient. According to the Finance Secretary, it is estimated that the country will face a drop of 3.9% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during 2020. Initially, those sectors...

Mexican Administration Plans to Revamp the Oil industry and Prioritize Modernizing Existing Power Plants
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Mexican Administration Plans to Revamp the Oil industry and Prioritize Modernizing Existing Power Plants

In 2013, through a controversial proposal Mexican Congress debated and then approved a Constitutional Reform that allowed private and foreign investment across the energy value chain for the first time in 75 years. The Energy Reform as it was known, aimed at boosting energy production and transforming the oil and gas industry. Later in August...

Mexico’s Well Established Carbon Tax and Pilot Emissions Trading System with California and Quebec
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Mexico’s Well Established Carbon Tax and Pilot Emissions Trading System with California and Quebec

Mexico approved Carbon Taxing in 2013 under the Fiscal Reform presented by the administration of former President Peña Nieto. The carbon tax is a tax rate applied to the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By setting a tax rate on the carbon dioxide content of fossil fuels the tax results in establishing a...

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