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National Climate Change Strategy

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2007
The strategy sets out the main focal areas regarding cross-sectorial climate policy, adaptation to climate change and reduction of GHG emissions, presented as 'eight axes of action'. These are:
1) Reduce vulnerability to climate change of Mexicans living at risk and strengthen their resilience;
2) Reduce the vulnerability of production systems and strategic infrastructure against weather contingencies;
3) Foster adaptability of ecosystems to the effects of global warming;
4) Accelerate energy transition towards clean energy sources;
5) Reduce power consumption intensity through efficiency and rationality schemes;
6) Transition to sustainable city models, with intelligent mobility systems, integrated waste management and buildings with a low carbon footprint;
7) Encourage better agricultural and forestry practices, with schemes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+);
8) Reduce short lived pollutant emissions, such as black carbon and methane, to improve the health and welfare of Mexicans.
The Strategy also reinforces Mexico's mitigation goals to reduce emissions by 30% by the year 2020 with respect to the business-as-usual scenario, and by 50% by 2050, as compared with emissions in 2000.


  • Forest carbon sinks have a positive balance on sequestration by 2030, compared with negative situation today
    LULUCF | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: Business as usual scenario
  • Around 35% of electricity generation will come from clean sources by 2020, al least 40% by 2030 and at least 50% by 2050
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: N/A
  • 30% cut in GHG emission against baseline by 2020 and 50% cut in GHG emission compared to 2000 in 2050
    Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: In 2020, against business as usual; and in 2050, compared to 2000 emissions.
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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