As a founding member of the Coalition, Mexico is highly engaged in the Coalition’s initiatives to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SCLPs). Mexico recognizes that SLCP mitigation activities are integral to global efforts that address air pollution and near-term climate change, creating a legal obligation to address them in the 2012 General Law on Climate Change. Represented by National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC), substantial efforts have been made toward this objective including an ambitious 51% reduction target for black carbon emissions in the country’s 2015 climate change commitments. 

In 2019, Mexico launched the National Strategy to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants and is pursuing an integrated strategy to improve air quality and reduce climate change impacts using 9 mitigation measures in 8 key source sectors including transport, sugar mills, brick kilns, livestock, air conditioning, solid waste, and residential energy. They continue to be a Lead Partner in the Bricks, Municipal Solid Waste, Regional Assessment, and SNAP initiatives. 

Mexico: reducing pollutants that contribute to air pollution and climate change

Mexico: reducing pollutants that contribute to air pollution and climate change
Mexico's Environment Secretary, Víctor Manuel Toledo, explains why Mexico is reducing short-lived climate pollutant emissions to address air pollution and climate change.

CCAC activities

Workstream | SNAP
Regional cooperation is essential to raise ambition and scale up short-lived climate pollutant mitigation actions. Since 2012, the Coalition’s SNAP initiative has supported regional workshops that...
Workstream | Health
BreatheLife is a joint campaign led by the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Environment and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to mobilize cities and individuals to protect...
Workstream | Heavy-Duty Vehicles
The Global Strategy to Introduce Low Sulfur Fuels and Cleaner Diesel Vehicles – the first global plan to reduce small particulate and black carbon emissions from cars, buses and trucks by over 90% by...
The Global Sulfur Strategy


2018 | Event Documents
, National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change of Mexico (INECC)

This is the report of the Regional Expert Workshop on Air Quality and Short-lived Climate Pollutants that took place from 21 to 23 March 2018. It brought together participants from 12 countries...

Regional Workshop on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
2017 | Reports, Case Studies & Assessments
, Cambio Climático y el Centro de Innovación Avanzada en Tecnologías Competitivas (CIATEC)

This study aims to raise the level of knowledge about Mexico's construction sector through a market analysis of construction materials like block, extruded brick and handcrafted ”ladrillo”. It...

Regional Level Market Analysis of the Construction Sector and Pilot Project based on a Public Policy Portfolio in order to reduce SLCP of Traditional Brickyards in México


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