Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance – Phase III - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance – Phase III

As of: October 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

  • Strategic planning and transparency: After updating the NDC, the climate department of the Ministry of Environment is developing implementation roadmaps for the individual sectors. In preparation, workshops were held with chambers of commerce and industry and NGOs to increase their participation in climate processes. Representatives of 29 government institutions that make up the Inter-Ministerial Climate Change Commission (CICC) are trained in the integration of gender and human rights aspects in climate policy. The action plan "Human Rights, Gender and Climate Policy" will be published in October. An NDC communication strategy is being implemented. Building on the NDCs, the National Climate Change Strategy (ENCC) and the Special Climate Change Programme (PECC) are being updated. In another consultative approach, an online platform for collecting emissions and vulnerability data in the agricultural sector from agro-producers and regional governments was piloted. The aim is to create a GHG inventory for the agricultural sector.
  • NDC implementation mechanisms/ climate finance: The business models of nine companies operating in protected areas and their socio-environmental impact has been strengthened through training. The companies were able to present their business ideas to interested investors in a pitch. Together with the Mexican banking association, a climate finance taxonomy was developed with the aim of creating more transparency and facilitating green investments. The virtual forum "Financiamiento para una recuperación verde y incluyente" in November 2020 brought together more than 1700 participants from government, the banking and private sectors, and civil society. Topics included green investments and sovereign bonds, and financing needs of NDC implementation.
  • Subnational contributions: The subnational MRV system for tracking mitigation, adaptation and financing activities has been successfully piloted in seven states. The next step is to train users in all states before the system officially goes live. The states can use an analysis to harmonise regional mobility and climate laws to more easily incorporate criteria such as climate change, sustainable urban development and housing into the development of mobility laws. The project has supported Mexico City's Ministry of Environment in developing an ambitious climate protection strategy until 2050 and a climate protection plan until 2030.
  • Dialogue: The workshop series on sustainable urban development issues was continued together with Mexican partners and ICLEI. Mexican and German cities (Berlin, Hamburg, Heidelberg and Marburg) exchanged ideas on sustainable urban development and green infrastructure and can thus benefit from common experiences in the future. Representatives of local governments have access to a permanent online course to plan climate protection projects that can be financed.
  • Sustainable consumption: To promote sustainable consumption of electrical appliances and to raise awareness of their proper disposal, the RAECO app was developed, which shows collection points, repair centres and disposal points, among other things.

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Project data


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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