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Mexico – Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Program

GIZ is assisting the Mexican government in creating and implementing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the transport, building and SME sectors, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


In August 2009, Mexico formulated its Special Climate Change Program (PECC), in which it described more than 100 activities around the country to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These should bring a reduction of 51 million tonnes of CO2or equivalent by the end of 2012 – a 6% reduction overall, when measured against the current emissions trend in Mexico.

The program developed Mexican NAMAs to reduce GHG emissions from:

  • residential buildings (new and existing),
  • small and medium enterprises, and
  • the road freight industry.

All have been prepared for large scale implementation and the procurement of international co-financing. Implementation of the NAMAs has begun and a coordinating Mexican NAMA Office has been established.

In each NAMA, the work involved three concurrent areas of activity:

  • development of the NAMA concepts (direct and indirect mitigation measures)
  • development of financing mechanisms
  • development of monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems.

GIZ acts as technical advisor within the program, and also promotes the international, national and regional transfer of know-how. Its main partners are governmental stakeholders at the federal level: Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Ministry of Energy (SENER)Ministry of Transportation (SCT)Mexican National Housing Commission (CONAVI) and National Workers Housing Fund Institute (INFONAVIT).

Outputs and resources

For more information, see the program section of the GIZ website.

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