Learning from each other: climate policy cooperation with Mexico

Project description

Title: Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance – phase III
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUV)
Country: Mexico
Lead executing Agency: Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID)​​​​​​​
Overall term: 2019 to 2023

A woman making baskets from palm leaves. Copyright: GIZ


With its climate legislation reform in 2018, Mexico enshrined its national climate targets (Nationally Determined Contributions, NDCs) in law. The country also agreed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 22 per cent by 2030. Furthermore, Mexico is also pursuing ambitious goals for climate change adaptation, which have been set out in 21 specific measures.

However, there is a lack of efficient instruments to steer, plan and monitor the measures. The country also needs robust climate financing. Human and financial resources are particular limited in Mexico’s regions. Furthermore, the step from planning to implementation needs to be achieved.


The Mexican government is implementing climate action measures, has suitable instruments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is adapting the country to the impacts of climate change.


The project is helping to set up a transparency system to measure and continuously improve progress in implementing the NDCs. It also promotes innovative financing mechanisms for specific measures and innovations from the private sector. At the same time, it supports Mexico’s environment ministry in incorporating gender and human rights aspects into the implementation of climate goals.

In the country’s regions, the project is strengthening the capacity of actors so that they can better implement and measure their contributions. It also promotes Mexican-German and international dialogue on NDC implementation and climate-friendly consumption thanks to innovations from the private sector. 

This international sharing of experience with Mexico allows the relevant findings to be incorporated into global discussions and climate negotiations. The project therefore also supports regular dialogue and joint knowledge management with all International Climate Initiative (IKI) projects in Mexico.

Last update: March 2022

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