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.
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.
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.
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