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Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance – Phase III

As of: September 2021

Mexico already has a comprehensive strategic and legal framework for the promotion of climate mitigation. However, specific measures and strategies must now be developed and implemented at the federal and also sub-national levels to achieve the goals defined in the NDC. The project continues the efforts made by the Mexican-German Climate Mitigation Alliance and supports planning and strategy processes, as well as the establishment of a transparency framework for NDC reporting. It also develops NDC implementation tools for the public and the private sector and improves the resources and skills of sub-national stakeholders in terms of their contribution to NDC implementation. The project also supports Mexican work on sustainable consumption and production patterns. It also assumes the IKI interface function in Mexico and thus promotes dialogue, decentralised cooperation, and knowledge management of IKI projects in Mexico.
Predecessor project(s)
Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance (Phase II) Mexican-German Climate Change Mitigation Alliance

State of implementation/results

  • Planning instruments for NDC implementation: The Ministry of Environment was advised on updating the National Climate Change Strategy (ENCC).
  • Financing: A training module is being developed to sensitise managers in the financial sector and other stakeholders to climate risks in the financial sector. Together with representatives of the EU, the aim is to apply an EU-style climate financing taxonomy in the Mexican context and thus facilitate green investments. Within the framework of the "Climate Finance Day", a multi-stakeholder dialogue was held with over 200 participants from the banking and private sectors and civil society with the aim of mobilising more climate finance. In order to create more transparency in the area of green investments, a best practice analysis for the development of a taxonomy and reporting system for Mexican banks was developed
  • Adaptation: The Mexican government is supported in raising the ambition of its NDCs in the area of adaptation through a series of workshops to update the Mexican NDCs in the area of adaptation. The project conducted training courses for sub-national government representatives in the state of Veracruz with the aim of developing long-term sectoral climate protection strategies. The project also supports a consultation process with the public and relevant government representatives and develops a communication strategy. Furthermore, an online platform for the collection of emission and vulnerability data in the agricultural sector entered the pilot phase, where agricultural producers and regional governments can enter data with the aim of establishing a GHG inventory. Furthermore, the project supports the development of the climate protection plan in the area of adaptation in Mexico City.
  • Mitigation: Workshops were held in seven regions of Mexico with the aim of harmonising climate and mobility plans and developing mobility laws that integrate criteria such as climate change, urban development and housing. An analysis for the harmonisation of regional mobility and climate laws was completed. Furthermore, in the context of the development of a sub-national transparency system, 37 concrete action lines in the field of mitigation and 20 action lines in the field of adaptation were developed, which are now used by all 32 states to measure their NDC implementation. At the same time, the states' progress in climate protection is made comparable, thus enabling better coordination and creating synergies. Furthermore, a study on the recycling of electrical appliances was created and presented to relevant actors from industry and government. This dialogue forum resulted in a pilot project on the correct handling and disposal of this waste in Mexico City. In addition, an app is being developed that will provide information on energy efficiency and recycling options when purchasing electrical appliances.
  • IKI interface: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the IKI networking workshop was organised digitally instead of a presence workshop. A total of 120 representatives of BMU, the Mexican partner ministries and the IKI projects took part. The current climate and biodiversity strategies of the two partner countries were presented and further cooperation between the IKI projects in thematic groups was agreed. As part of the interface, two newsletters have been published since September on the work of the IKI projects in Mexico on the mainstreaming of climate policy and highlights of the year.

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Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico

BMU grant:
5.000.000,00 €

02/2019  till  01/2023


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