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The Effect of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on Mexico’s Climate Policies and Practices
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The Effect of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on Mexico’s Climate Policies and Practices

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the European Union’s dependence on Russian natural gas demonstrate that energy supplies’ diversification is critical to establishing energy security. The European Union is dependent on Russian natural gas, and that dependency has forced the United States and Europe to maintain, until now, loopholes in their otherwise harsh economic sanctions...

Mexico: Climate Progress Report
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Mexico: Climate Progress Report

The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have adopted a mission to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half. Despite this, there is no consensus on quantifying progress or employing indicators—partly due to the scarcity of reliable universal emission measures or proxy indicators. In 2015 Mexico...

Climate Justice in Mexico
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Climate Justice in Mexico

HIGHLIGHTS There are communities at-risk for climate change in each of Mexico’s 2,471 municipalities; 160 of these communities are considered most vulnerable 7 out of every 10 people are at-risk for the impact of climate change Mining firms (silver, mercury, and other minerals) inflict enormous environmental harm on at-risk populations   NARRATIVE Climate justice is...

Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Mexico
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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Mexico

Priorities Have government policy move towards favoring clean energy generation Increase the ambition of government policy to reduce emissions (e.g., commit to reducing emissions by 50% by 2030) Increase funding for the preservation of natural resources Institute a carbon tax and incentivize carbon markets Support the Mexican Emissions Trading System (ETS)   Narrative This Post...

The Quality and Reliability of Mexico’s Emission Data Are Good
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The Quality and Reliability of Mexico’s Emission Data Are Good

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Mexico Country Manager Pablo David Necoechea Porras Best Organizational Source: National Inventory of Greenhouse Gases and CompoundsIn Mexico, several organizations provide information on the current level of the country’s emissions. The National Inventory of Greenhouse Gases and Compounds produced by the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change...

Mexico Has Seen Increase in Severe Drought Over Last Few Years
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Mexico Has Seen Increase in Severe Drought Over Last Few Years

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Mexico Country Manager Pablo David Necoechea Porras   The last few years have seen an increase in extreme weather conditions affecting Mexico. Climate change has led to a series of severe natural consequences for the country, including drought in various parts of the nation and acidity on its...

Mexico Discourages the Possibility Of An Increase In Nuclear Power
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Mexico Discourages the Possibility Of An Increase In Nuclear Power

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Mexico Country Manager Pablo David Necoechea Porras Mexico’s sole nuclear power plant is located in Veracruz, an eastern region known as the Oil Basin and Gulf Lowlands. The Laguna Verde nuclear power plant, owned by the state company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), began commercial operations in 1990...

Mexico’s Significant Obstacles: Lack of Energy Policy Accountability; Lack of Environmental Leadership and Accountability; Insufficient Allocation of Financial Resources
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Mexico’s Significant Obstacles: Lack of Energy Policy Accountability; Lack of Environmental Leadership and Accountability; Insufficient Allocation of Financial Resources

Submitted By Climate Scorecard Mexico Country Manager Pablo David Necoechea Porras This text aims to identify the most significant obstacles Mexico faces in combatting climate change and reaching the country’s Climate Commitment Goals of reducing emissions by 22% in 2030 and 50% in 2050. Scientific evidence and environmental impacts recorded by recent events have changed the...

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