Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA) v. Mexico (on the Climate Change Fund)
Jurisdiction: District Court in Administrative Matters; Supreme Court of Mexico
Principle law(s): General Law on Climate Change
Side A: Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA) (Ngo)
Side B: Mexico (Government)
Core objectives: Whether the elimination of the Climate Change Fund violates the constitutional right to a healthy environment.
SummaryThe General Law on Climate Change in Mexico was issued in 2012. This law contemplated the Climate Change Fund, a public trust fund created to increase the existing resources to address climate change. According to article 80 of the Law, it had the objective of attracting and channeling public, private, national, and international financial resources to support the implementation of actions to address climate change. However, in 2020 the Mexican Congress reformed the Law and eliminated the Climate Change Fund.
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