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The EU and the Government of Mexico strengthen their cooperation in the design of long-term climate strategies

16/10/2019 - 19:21
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The European Union (EU) and the Government of Mexico are futhering their cooperation in the framework of the "Strategic Partnership for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement" (SPIPA) program which aims to encourage and assist the G20 economies to make their best efforts towards the objectives of the Agreement of Paris, taking advantage of international economic and political relations to move more rapidly together towards full implementation.


As Article 4 of the Paris Agreement invites each country to formulate and communicate long term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction strategies, the capabilities to model low-carbon development scenarios are critical.

In Mexico, the cooperation with regard to the long-term planning was identified as a priority theme of the SPIPA program, together with the mitigation of the GHG emissions, the adaptation to climate change as well as the monitoring and reporting of the CO2 emissions.  In order to identify concrete actions which could be carried out in the framework of SIPA, the Delegation of the European Union to Mexico, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) and the National Institute of ecology and Climate Change (INECC) are organizing a two-day Workshop so as to allow European and Mexican experts to share their experiences in the use of models in the development of long-term climate strategies and jointly analyze how these models can support decision-making and the development of national plans. It is expected that the actions identified in this Workshop will strengthen the national capacity for climate change modeling in Mexico.

At the event are participating academics from several universities and technical institutes in Mexico, Mexican government authorities, representatives of the European Commission and the embassies of the Member States of the European Union as well as European cooperation and development agencies in Mexico.


Background information:

"Strategic Partnership for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement" (SPIPA)

This project contributes to EU climate diplomacy efforts and cooperation between the EU and the main non-European economies with the aim to promote the implementation of the Paris Agreement.


The project objectives are to: (1) Facilitate the exchange of climate policy options and good practices between the EU and non-European major economies with a view to enable policy changes; (2) Advance bilateral cooperation and investment in pursuit of the goals of the Paris Agreement and of Nationally-Determined Contributions, and (3) Contribute to improve public awareness, including by the business community, of challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of the Paris Agreement.


The project focuses on stepping up upstream policy collaboration along four thematic axes: mitigation policy instruments, mid-century strategies/renewal of nationally determined contributions to the Paris Agreement, climate transparency and adaptation planning.


The project is implemented in close collaboration with the European Commission and the European External Action Service, with funding from the EU Partnership Instrument and the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as the implementing agency. It builds on and complements existing European climate policy dialogues and cooperation with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and USA.


You can find more information about the SPIPA project at the following link:


For more information:

Delegation of the European Union in Mexico · Press and Communication

Ekaterini Makri


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