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Mexico City Working to Reduce Emissions Through Mobility Sector Emission Reduction Plan and Solar City Project
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Mexico City Working to Reduce Emissions Through Mobility Sector Emission Reduction Plan and Solar City Project

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Mexico Country Manager Pablo David Porras Necoechea Mexico City and its surrounding metropolitan area have evolved into a megacity. Despite the tremendous social, economic, and environmental problems that challenge every sizeable urban region, Mexico City has set an example by working towards climate change. In 2015, it committed...

Best Climate Practice Mexico: Pronatura Mexico
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Best Climate Practice Mexico: Pronatura Mexico

By Climate Scorecard Mexico Country Manager Sara Zetune Pronatura Pronatura México AC is a national NGO dedicated to the conservation and resilience of biodiversity and environmental services that contribute to the construction of a just and equitable society in harmony with nature. Pronatura was created in 1981 and since then they have become a reference...

The Mexican Climate Initiative Solar Bond Program
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The Mexican Climate Initiative Solar Bond Program

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Mexico Country Manager Sara Zetune Image Source: Illumexico Distributed solar power generation for residential use has been, until now, a feasible option that only high electricity consumers choose. Even during a pandemic the distributed generation interconnection contracts submitted to the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) increased from 1,031.59 MW...

Mexico Climate Recommendation: Higher Ambition in the Emissions Trading System
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Mexico Climate Recommendation: Higher Ambition in the Emissions Trading System

Mexico recently published its 2020 National Determined Contribution (NDC), which leaves us a bit perplexed since it lacks ambition and would set the country far from meeting the 50% mitigation target by 2030 suggested by the UNFCCC. To achieve this goal, political interest must be met with abatement potential and cost-effective solutions.These NDCs include an...

Mixed Signals Drive Back Renewables in Mexico
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Mixed Signals Drive Back Renewables in Mexico

A country’s energy generation capacity is influenced directly by its location and available natural resources; that is what makes Mexico such an opportunistic country to acquire multiple energy sources to power its electric grid. It currently uses most of the energy sources available to it, except tidal, wave, and hydrogen. According to IEA, Mexico consumed 285...

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...

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