The Energy and Climate Change Policy Convergence (CONECC) project, together with the Ministry of Energy (SENER) and the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), carried out the White Certificates International Forum: An Instrument to Recognize the Efforts in the Saving and Efficient Use of Energy in Mexico? in Mexico City on October 23, 2018. The CONECC project is implemented under the International Climate Initiative (IKI), which is financed by Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
This event included the participation of international experts who discussed the benefits achieved and the lessons learned from operating White Certificates (WCs) in different parts of the world. There was also space for dialogue so that participants could offer their opinions of WCs and provide feedback on their possible implementation in Mexico. Participants agreed that work should continue on reviewing the feasibility of implementing a WC market in Mexico, which can serve as a useful instrument for achieving the national greenhouse gas mitigation goals established in the General Law on Climate Change. The project report of the forum will be ready in early 2019.