Climate protection in the Mexican urban policy (CiClim)
As of: June 2018
Objective and activities
Mexico is faced with rapid urbanization processes and urban sprawl, which is associated with rising greenhouse gas emissions, as well as interventions in ecosystems and confronts the urban policy of the country with major challenges. A climate-friendly urban development policy is necessary to bring about emission reductions, to obtain ecosystem services and to reduce environmental pollution. Against this background, the project provides advice across sectors to relevant actors at national, state and municipal governments in the areas of: (a) climate specific urban planning (b) conservation of ecosystem services in urban and peri-urban spaces, and (c) sustainable urban mobility. In pilot cities climate-friendly concepts and instructions are tested for their practicality. The results of the practice and the exchange of experiences with other countries serve the up-scaling effects.
State of implementation/results
- Urban Planning component prioritises topics such as: urban densification, green infrastructure and legal and administrative conditions of climate policy in cities
- Selection of the following five pilot cities:
• Hermosillo, capital of federal state of Sonora • León, major city in the federal state of Guanajuato • Mérida, capital of federal state of Yucatán • Morelia, capital of federal state of Michoacán • Tlaquepaque, part of the metropolitan region of Guadalajara = capital of federal state of Jalisco