Energy and climate transitions in Mexico

The emergence of a “política ambiental de estado”

Authored by: Duncan Wood

Handbook of Transitions to Energy and Climate Security

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781857437454
eBook ISBN: 9781315723617
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Mexico is one of the world’s most important emerging economies, a major oil producer and a country that has bet heavily on industrialization and manufacturing exports for its development strategy. It is a country with a growing population, a relatively young demographic profile, and a rapidly expanding middle class with the normal aspirations. Mexico is also the world’s tenth largest emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions so it is surprising to many that Mexico stands out as an important example of a country that has chosen to exercise a leadership role in the global conversation over climate action, and in recent years has begun to enact meaningful changes in national legislation aimed at reducing the country’s GHG emissions, at the same time as it has been successful in building a viable renewable energy industry.

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