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Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance: Moderation and Implementation of a Training Course to Establish an Emissions Trading Scheme in Mexico

Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance: Moderation and Implementation of a Training Course to Establish an Emissions Trading Scheme in Mexico

Within this project, Ecologic Institute contributed to improving the understanding of Mexican policy makers regarding the requirements and technical parameters of a national emissions trading system. Among Latin American countries, Mexico is a frontrunner when it comes to climate change policy and has started to take appropriate action at the national level. Measures adopted so far include the 2012 climate act as well as sectoral approaches such as the partial taxation of fossil fuels since the beginning of 2014 or several other measures (in particular efficiency measures in the building sector).

Ecologic Institute brought with it many years of experience in the facilitation and implementation of training courses on emissions trading, enabling the Institute to take sufficient account of Mexico’s situation – introducing an emissions trading system in a sector that is already “occupied” by other climate protection measures. In the one-week training course, Ecologic Institute carried out the overall moderation, provided several topical lectures (e.g. on topics such as allocation) and prepared and conducted interactive training components (e.g. on market dynamics).