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Reduced Rainfall Is Affecting the Ability of Small-Scale Farmers to Sustain Their Livelihoods
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Reduced Rainfall Is Affecting the Ability of Small-Scale Farmers to Sustain Their Livelihoods

This Post is focused on assessing Mexico’s climate change loss and damage, which aims to contribute to the Global Stocktake. The Paris Agreement’s ongoing UNFCCC-sponsored Global Stocktake makes an effort to assess the ability of the Agreement to meet its goals.The last few years have increased extreme weather conditions affecting Mexico. Climate change has led...

Mexico Evalua’s Report on the Need to Reform the State-Owned Electricity Commission
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Mexico Evalua’s Report on the Need to Reform the State-Owned Electricity Commission

According to a 2020 México Evalúa report, the state-owned Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is responsible for 17% of Mexico’s carbon dioxide emissions. The CFE is an electric power company operating as a Productive State Company (Empresa Productiva del Estado), wholly owned by the Mexican Government. The report, based on an analysis of CFE’s Business...

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...

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