The Emissions Trading System (ETS) in Mexico is a reality, and its Pilot Program will begin on January 1st, 2020. In this context, GIZ’s project “Preparation of an Emissions Trading System in Mexico” continuously carries out capacity building activities for the facilities required to participate within the ETS so that they have the theoretical and practical tools in order to participate in the System.




Within this framework, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) and the ETS project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Cooperation for Sustainable Development, GIZ) on behalf of  the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), joined forces and organized the workshop “Introduction to the Emissions Trading System (ETS) for representatives of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE)”, with the main objective of building capacities for compliance with the ETS in participating facilities of this System in Mexico. The workshop was held on April 1st and 11th at the facilities of the CFE in Mexico City.

Within the interactive activities, and to conclude the workshop, the GIZ team carried out an ETS role play. This game places us in “Veneguay”, a country where an ETS was recently approved, and invites participants to form teams representing a facility regulated by the ETS of Veneguay. Each facility has to decide the best way to meet the cap established by the government. The objective of the role play, developed by the SiCEM project, is to practice all the technical knowledge acquired during the workshop.

As a result, after two days, participants understood the concept and operation of an ETS and are better prepared for the implementation of the ETS Pilot Program that will begin on January 1st, 2020.

The following months prior to the implementation of the ETS Pilot Program are key to developing capacities in the relevant actors, as well as to continuing with the design of a robust and effective ETS that allows all participating facilities to contribute to compliance with the climatic goals of the country.

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