Blog “IKI Alliance Mexico”
This “IKI Alliance Mexico” blog covers the entire project portfolio of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) in Mexico. The IKI is an important part of the German government’s international climate finance commitment. Since 2022 the IKI is implemented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) in close cooperation with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA).
Currently, more than 19 organizations are implementing approximately 26 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) which was updated in 2022.
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, through the IKI, the German government supports Mexico to achieve its climate and biodiversity goals. The IKI is a key element of Germany’s international climate finance and of its financial commitments under the CBD and the UNFCCC.
Mexico is an IKI priority country. Around 26 bilateral, regional and global projects are currently implemented in the country by some 19 organizations in the four IKI 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 some countries, including Mexico, with the aim of promoting exchange between all organizations implementing IKI projects and providing information to the BMWK, BMUV and the AA with respect to the entire IKI portfolio in the country.
In Mexico, the bilateral project Mexican-German Alliance for Climate Change is assigned with the function of the “IKI Interface”. 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.
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