On September 26th, 2019, more than 100 representatives from academia, national and sub-national governments, associations and international cooperation organizations and private sector companies met to begin the work of the 5 priority areas to move towards a sector of efficient, resilient and low carbon buildings.

During the workshop of actors and the formation of working tables of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction Mexico (GABC_Mx), convened by the Alliance for Energy Efficiency (ALENER) supported by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB) of the GIZ and the World Resources Institute (WRI), the GABC_Mx Declaration was read out. It underlines that, although significant progress has been made in Mexico in terms of  sustainable design of the urban environment and buildings, the country has the great challenge of working in a coordinated manner to achieve the established objectives of social development and fight against poverty, as well as those of sustainable development and climate change, which must be approached in an aligned manner.

The GABC_Mx is a space to facilitate the work in a coordinated way in the design and implementation of actions that consolidate a national agenda for sustainable, low carbon, safe and resilient building and construction, and that promotes the social and economic development of the population, considering the convergence and articulation of initiatives from different actors.

These works are aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agenda, with the implementation of the NDC of the construction and buildings sectors in Mexico, and promotes the  GlobalABC Regional Roadmap Development  for buildings and construction in Latin America, developed by the IEA and WRI.

ALENER and PEEB support the formation and monitoring of the working groups of the GABC_Mx to advance in the five priority areas: education and awareness, public policies, market transformation, financing and measurement and collection of data and information.

The PEEB is the first program that  implements the GlobalABC roadmap for high-efficiency buildings internationally and is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). PEEB is also implemented in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and Vietnam.

Mr. Arturo Echeverría and Mr. Carlos Carrazco Cota, focal points of the GABC_Mx, invited other actors who want to be part of the Alliance and contribute to any of the five working groups. For more information: acarrazco@ahorroenergia.org.mx