Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance – Phase III - 19_I_372 - 10273 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance – Phase III

As of: January 2020

Objective and activities

In continuation of the German-Mexican Climate Change Alliance II, the project is targeted at the implementation of concrete measures at the federal and subnational level in Mexico to achieve the NDC goals, within the context of a strengthened Mexican-German climate partnership. Specific fields of work include: 1) supporting policy-coherent planning and strategy processes and building a transparency framework; 2) strengthening the capacities of subnational actors to contribute to the NDC implementation; 3) developing and strengthening financial instruments and planning in the public and the private sector; and 4) promoting international dialogue between Mexico, Germany and third parties. The project will continue executing the IKI interface function in Mexico. By supporting Mexican partners in the NDC implementation, Mexico's mitigation and adaptation capacities will increase in the medium to long term.

Predecessor project(s)
Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance (Phase II)
Mexican-German Climate Change Mitigation Alliance

State of implementation/results

  • Planning tools for NDC implementation: The Mexican Environment Ministry is advised on updating the National Climate Change Strategy (ENCC).
  • Financing: A training module is being developed to sensitize financial sector managers and other stakeholders to climate risks in the financial sector. Together with representatives of the EU, the project aims at applying an EU-model climate finance taxonomy in the Mexican context, thus simplifying green investments.
  • Adaptation: The Mexican Government is supported by a workshop series on updating Mexican NDCs on adaptation to increase the ambitions of their NDCs. The project carried out training for sub-national government officials in the state of Veracruz to develop long-term sectoral mitigation strategies
  • Mitigation / subnational level: workshops were held in seven regions of Mexico to harmonize climate and mobility plans and to develop mobility laws that integrate criteria such as climate change, urban development and housing. In addition, the project supports the development of a transparency system, which allows to measure the progress of NDC implementation at the local level. At the same time, the progress made by states in terms of climate protection is made comparable, enabling better coordination and creating synergies.
  • In order to promote more sustainable consumption, a study was carried out on the recycling of electrical appliances. In addition, an app is being developed that is already used in the purchase of electrical appliances u.a. points to energy efficiency and recycling possibilities.

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

Partner institution(s):
  • , Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) - Mexico
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico,Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico

BMU grant:
€ 5,000,000

02/2019 till 01/2023