Category: Mexico News Brief and Action Alert

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...

Mexican Governors Launch Alliance for Climate Action
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Mexican Governors Launch Alliance for Climate Action

During COP 25 in Madrid, the governor of Jalisco and coordinator of the Committee on the Environment, Water Resources, and Climate Change (Conago), Enrique Alfaro, presented the Mexican Alliance of Governors for Climate, a multi-state partnership of governors for climate action. With the launch of this initiative, Mexican states are showing leadership and willingness to...

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