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As of: January 2018

Climate protection in the Mexican urban policy (CiClim)

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

  • August 2017: Start of the Urban Planning component, prioritised topics: urban densification, green infrastructure and legal and administrative conditions of climate policy in cities
  • Competition among cities launched and selection of the following cities: Hermosillo, León, Mérida, Morelia und Tlaquepaque; advisory activities will start in early 2018
  • Strategic and operational planning of the topics mobility and ecosystem services to start in December 2017

Project data


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

Partner institution(s):
Environmental Commission for the Urban Area of Mexico City (CAMe) - Mexiko,Ministry for Agricultural, Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU) - Mexico,Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico

BMUB grant:
€ 4,500,000

08/2017 till 01/2021


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