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Blog “IKI Alliance Mexico”

This “IKI Alliance Mexico” blog covers the entire project portfolio of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) in Mexico, financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Currently, more than 15 organizations are implementing approximately 40 IKI projects in Mexico. This blog is administered by the Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance, a bilateral IKI project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and is designed to inform readers about relevant news and events related to Mexican IKI projects as well as new developments in Mexican climate and biodiversity policy. Through this blog, we aim to promote exchange and synergies among IKI projects in Mexico.

Climate and biodiversity policies in Mexico

Over the past decade, Mexico has become an international leader on both climate change and biodiversity issues. As the 10th greatest emitter of greenhouse gases worldwide, Mexico was one of the first countries to issue a climate change law. Under the Paris Agreement, it was also among the first countries to present its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

Due to its great biological diversity, Mexico is considered one of the world’s 17 “megadiverse” countries. However, its natural heritage is threatened by several factors, including the loss and degradation of habitats, climate change and pollution. Mexico hosted the 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2016, where it promoted the integration of biodiversity in the productive sectors and presented the National Biodiversity Strategy of Mexico (ENBioMex) and its adjacent 2016-2030 Action Plan.

The International Climate Change Initiative (IKI) in Mexico

Based on the efforts and leadership of Mexico, the BMU supports Mexico through IKI, which is a key element of Germany’s international climate finance strategy and its financial commitments under the CBD.

Mexico is an IKI priority country. Currently, about 40 bilateral, regional and global projects are being implemented in the country by about 15 organizations in IKI’s four focus areas: mitigation, adaptation, REDD+ and biodiversity.

The Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance: IKI interface project for Mexico

As part of the IKI knowledge management strategy, “interface projects” have been established in IKI priority countries such as Mexico. Interface projects promote exchange among organizations that implement IKI projects and provide information to the BMU regarding the entire IKI portfolio of the country.

In Mexico, the interface function has been assigned to the Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance, a GIZ-implemented bilateral IKI project. As an interface project, the Mexican-German Climate Change Alliance is responsible for administering this blog and a quarterly newsletter. Apart from its interface function, the project supports the Mexican government in meeting its climate goals through the development of knowledge and capacities at federal and state levels, as well as with the private sector and civil society.

IKI portfolio Mexico

Projects
39
Implementing
organizations
19
Key
partners
14
Budget of bilateral
projects
50

Projects by focus area

Mitigation
20
Adaptation
7
REDD+
5
Biodiversity
11

Type of IKI project

Bilateral
projects

11

Regional
projects

7

Global
projects

25