Mexico-World Bank Climate Projects

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Active World Bank climate projects in Mexico including

  1. Urban Transport Transformation (180M Pipeline)
  2. Efficient Lighting and Appliances (200M Pipeline)
  3. Sustainable Transport and Air Quality - GEF (5.38M - Active)
  4. Sustainable Rural - IBRD (50M Active)
  5. Sustainable Rural Development - GEF (10.5M - Active)
  6. Mexico Framework for Green Growth Development Policy Loan
  7. Mexico Environmental Sustainability Development Policy Loan

Urban Transport Transformation

"The objective of the Urban Transport Transformation Project is to contribute to the transformation of urban transport in Mexican cities toward a lower carbon growth path. There are three components to the project, the first component being capacity building. Provision of technical assistance and training to the eligible beneficiaries for the development and strengthening of the local urban transport development process in the participating entities, including, inter alia: preparation, update or completion of Integral Transport Plans (ITP), which will include climate change mitigation considerations; and development of plans for modernizing traffic management and for efficient allocation of public space for transport and non-motorized modes. The second component is the development of integrated transit systems that reduce CO2 emissions. Development of integrated transit systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the Borrower's cities within the context of the National Climate Change Strategy (ENAC) and the Special Program for Climate Change (PECC), by approximately 1.96 million tons per year beginning in 2017, through the carrying out of the following Bank-financed activities: mass transit corridors and ancillary Investments; and low carbon bus technologies and scrapping of displaced buses. Finally, the third component is the project management."

Efficient Lighting and Appliances

Sustainable Transport and Air Quality

"The objective of the Sustainable Transport and Air Quality Project for Mexico is to assist the selected municipalities to: (i) reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions growth rates by fostering long term increases in the use of less energy intensive transport modes; and (ii) induce policy changes in favor of sustainable transport projects. There are five components to the project. The first component of the project is freight management. This component will improve the planning, management, and control of freight transport in Ciudad Juarez. The second component of the project is land use and transport coordination. This component will develop a sustainable approach to address urban mobility patterns and lessen barriers to better integrated planning in Ciudad Juarez and Puebla. The third component of the project is public transport enhancement. This component will provision of technical assistance and training to the selected municipalities to facilitate the improvement of public transport systems, the effectiveness and interconnectivity of those systems with other modes of transport, and induce mode switching away from the use of private cars. The fourth component of the project is non-motorized transport. This component will provision of technical assistance to the selected municipalities to better integrate walking and biking into the municipalities' cultural and planning processes and to create incentives for their use as a viable and safe alternative to traditional motorized transport systems. The fifth component of the project is proiect management. This component will provision of technical assistance and financing for short term technical support staff of the project coordinating unit (PCU) for the supervising and monitoring of the implementation o f the project in the selected municipalities."

Sustainable Rural - IBRD

"The objective of the Sustainable Rural Development Project for Mexico is to promote the adoption of environmentally sustainable technologies in agri-businesses. There are four components to the project. The first component is the investments in environmentally sustainable technologies in agribusinesses. The project will promote investments in environmentally sustainable technologies in agri-businesses operating at the various stages of the production chain of agricultural products. Though the project will primarily focus on existing agri-businesses, support to new agri-businesses could be considered on a case-by-case basis, mainly for the introduction of solar thermal systems. The second component is the investment and production support services. In order to ensure quality at entry of investment sub-project proposals, this component will partially reimburse beneficiaries for the costs associated with business plan preparation for sub-projects, including the energy diagnostic when necessary. It will also provide beneficiaries with technical assistance for implementation o f their proposed business plan, as well as training to integrate technologies promoted through the project in their farms and agri-businesses. The third component is the institutional strengthening. Activities to be financed by the project under this component will include assistance for policy development to address issues related to climate change and the environmental impact of sub-projects, in particular, institutional strengthening of areas within Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Production, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) that will address the targets outlined within the National Strategy on Climate Change and the President's Special Program for Climate Change (PECC). Finally, the fourth component is the project management, monitoring, and evaluation."

Sustainable Rural Development - GEF

see Sustainable Rural - IBRD

Mexico Framework for Green Growth Development Policy Loan

"The objective of the Framework for Green Growth Development Policy Loan Program is to support the Government of Mexico's program to further develop the regulatory, monitoring and financial framework for low emissions evolution of the transport and energy sectors. To address the challenges posed by climate change, Mexico has publicly committed to reducing its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The country has ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto protocol, and is one of the first developing countries to commit to a specific carbon reduction target through the use of clean and efficient technologies. As part of its voluntary commitment to GHG emission reductions, Mexico also plans a domestic cap-and-trade system by 2012 to abate emissions from point sources. At the January 2009 meeting of the world economic forum in Davos, President Calderon restated the Government's target to halve GHG emissions by 2050 depending on financial international cooperation and on international agreements on mitigation. This commitment has been hailed by the UNFCCC general secretariat as an example of a long-term vision for sustainable development. Moreover, in August 2009, the Government of Mexico formally committed itself to a detailed plan for emission reductions embedded in the special program for climate change (Programa Especial de Cambio Climhtico, or PECC) that provides an accounting of emissions by sector creates a framework for monitoring improvements and establishes a blueprint for emission reduction initiatives, sector by sector. As a result of its leadership in this area, Mexico has been ranked fourth in the world in the independent climate performance index, which assesses country performance based on: per capita GHG emission trends in the energy, transport, residential and industrial sectors; absolute energy-related GHG emissions; and climate policy."

Mexico Environmental Sustainability Development Policy Loan

"The Environmental Sustainability Development Policy Loan (DPL) supports the Government of Mexico's medium-term, outcome-based program to promote sustainable development. The overarching objective of the DPL operation is to balance socio-economic development with environmental protection and improvement. The operation will complement actions supported by the recently approved climate change DPL and will further pursue the general objectives of a previous Environment DPL Program, by integrating environmental concerns in the sectoral policies and programs of key development sectors: tourism, energy, forestry, water, agriculture, and housing as prioritized by the government of Mexico (GOM). The original Environment DPL Program supported environmental mainstreaming in four of these sectors (tourism, energy, forestry, and water); the other two (agriculture and housing) have been included at the GOM's request. Macroeconomic risks are associated with effects on the Mexican economy of: (i) a sharper slowdown of the US (and global) economy, decelerating growth of non-oil exports and reducing the flow of workers' remittances, (ii) higher levels of international commodity and food prices leading to further pressures on domestic inflation, (iii) increased uncertainty with respect to credit conditions for the access of emerging markets to the international capital markets, and (iv) declining oil production. However, several factors are in place to reduce these risks, including: a healthy financial system that has begun to expand domestic credit as a share of GDP; more dynamism in exports to non-US destinations; favorable terms of trade with high oil prices; and the further consolidation of prudent macroeconomic policies in both the fiscal and monetary realms."


  1.  "World Bank Project Database - Mexico"