Puerto Vallarta presented the results of its municipal diagnosis of adaptation and mitigation to climate change. Participants from the private sector, academia, civil society and government proposed various measures on mitigation and adaptation that will subsequently be strengthened and prioritized to be included in the MCCP. In addition, the participants formulated a long-term vision in the face of climate change.
Through the Workshop for the Identification of Mitigation Measures and Adaptation to Climate Change, the municipality of Puerto Vallarta continues with its activities for the development of its Municipal Climate Change Program (MCCP). The workshop took place in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco on April 10th and 11th, 2019.
The history of emissions and the projection to 2030 were presented at the workshop. By 2017 the sector that generated most emissions was stationary energy with 896,126 tCO2e (tons of carbon dioxide equivalent), followed by transport with 604,113 tCO2e, and together they account for 89% of total emissions. In addition, the diagnosis indicated that it is expected that by 2030, the municipality’s emissions will increase by 26%. On the other hand, the results of the vulnerability diagnosis project a generalized increase in temperature, and a variation in precipitation, which will potentially affect the productive activities of the region.
After the presentation of the diagnosis, the participants worked in sectoral tables (fisheries, agriculture, forestry, urban and tourism) to identify measures, based on the results of the diagnosis, municipal attributions and coordination with the State of Jalisco and the municipality neighbor of Bahía de Banderas. During the last part of the workshop, the participants expressed their ideas about what should encompass the long-term strategic vision of the MCCP.
The development of the MCCP of this municipality was supported by the Ministry of Environment and Territorial Development (SEMADET) of the State of Jalisco, as well as Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, through the projects Vertically Integrated Climate Policies (VICLIM) and Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change with the tourism sector (ADAPTUR).
The process to develop the MCCP seeks to include key actors for the development of the municipal climate policy, integrating different visions and positions. The above is necessary to mainstream the climate agenda in the different sectors and ensure the implementation of measures that reduce the vulnerability and emissions of GyCEI.
The following steps are: the municipality of Puerto Vallarta with the support of SEMADET and GIZ, will analyze and systematize each of the proposed measures to proceed with a prioritization exercise and a cost-benefit analysis, in order to ensure the feasibility of the implementation of the Program.
For more information about the trajectory of Puerto Vallarta in the generation of its MCCP, see the following links: