Category: Mexico

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Mexico Subsidies

Mexico–220 billion Mexican pesos spent in subsidies in 2012, 1.4% of Mexico’s GDP For a long time, talks against fossil fuel subsidies in Mexico were common in political and academic circles, as well as in several newspapers. For many, subsidies symbolized a national budgetary expenditure that could be better used for other social programs (according...

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Mexico Survey

It is clear that we are still far away from having a comprehensive idea about the attitudes, perceptions and concerns of people about climate change in Mexico. Unlike other countries, Mexico has insufficient information about the perception, attitudes and knowledge its people have about climate change and global warming, and even less about the Paris...

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Mexico Strategies

Mexico: (1) Strengthen country pledge to the Paris Agreement,; (2) Make a stronger commitment to renewable energy; (3) Improve coordination of the environmental policies of different ministries Mexico’s current unconditional pledge for the Paris Agreement is to reduce 22% of its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, a figure that could rise to 36% under...

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Mexico Renewable Energy

Mexico—No 100% 2050 commitment Benchmark: 50%renewables by 2050 Geographically, Mexico is a country rich with sunlight, wind, geothermal and water resources, all with great potentials for the development of renewable energies. However, not only are the nation’s energy demands still heavily dependent on hydrocarbons, but also the government has committed to reach only 50% of...

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Mexico Success Project

Mexico—La Trinidad-Community Managed Forests If you had known La Trinidad—a settlement of 704 people in the middle of the Northern Mountain Range of Oaxaca—during the 1960’s, you might have thought they were surely heading to an irreversible path of deforestation and loss of species. Managed by a paper mill, the forests of La Trinidad did...

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Mexico Checkup

Mexico—Falling Behind Mexico has had continuous participation in the international climate change arena since the UNFCCC was established back in 1993. However, one can question whether Mexico’s engagement at the international level has translated into effective climate change policy. In ‘Not on the “Paris Track”: Climate Protection Efforts in Developing Countries’, authors Jann Lay and...

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Mexico Emission Reduction Policy

Special Program on Climate Change (PECC) The Special Program on Climate Change, PECC, is a federal level policy first published in 2009 as a result of the continuous involvement of the Mexican government in national and international debates surrounding climate change. It sets a long-term agenda, while also presenting short and medium-term plans. Currently Mexico...

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Mexico Extreme Weather Event

Hurricane Patricia From a tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane in just a matter of hours, Hurricane Patricia astonished Mexico and the world on October 23, 2015, as it became the most intense tropical cyclone in the Western Hemisphere and one of the strongest storms ever recorded globally. After reaching the west coast of...

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Mexico Media Organizations

Broadcast Media Mexico’s No. 1 TV and radio broadcaster, Televisa, is a multimedia company owned by the Azcárraga family. Televisa has become a television monopoly, controlling 70% of the broadcast television market. In addition, by broadcasting several channels through free-to-air services, its coverage reaches almost 95% of Mexican homes, which rely on this mean of...

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Mexico Subnational Best Practices

Regions/Provinces/States Baja California—Baja California is a pioneer state in renewable energy developments. In 2010 it participated in the building of 200 houses with solar panels. Moreover, the same year the wind park “La Rumorosa I” opened with a capacity of 10 MW. There is an on-going energy efficiency program that replaces air conditioners, refrigerators, light...

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