Low Carbon States Mexico

Low Carbon States Mexico Programme

Helping State Governments in Mexico to become more sustainable.

The Carbon Trust’s Low Carbon States Mexico Programme has been helping State Governments in Mexico to become more sustainable. The programme supports the State Government administration to create and implement a robust strategy to reduce the carbon emissions associated with energy consumption in their extensive estates of buildings and in their operational activities; these include schools, justice and security, social and welfare services, infrastructure and public works, health, transportation, environmental management, and a range of other administrative, planning and regulatory activities which are the responsibility of State Governments in each of Mexico’s 32 states.

Targeting and implementing energy efficiency improvements

By targeting and implementing quantifiable improvements in energy efficiency in this systematic way the State Government administrations can show leadership in mitigating climate change, while also making substantial and lasting savings from their energy bills. The Low Carbon States programme uses a framework, process and set of tools which have been designed by the Carbon Trust and adapted to suit the specific requirements of government bodies in Mexico.

The Carbon Trust has over 10 years’ experience managing major energy efficiency and carbon reduction programmes for businesses and public sector organisations around the world. For this programme we worked with national organisations in Mexico such as the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE), the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC), and the Mexican office of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. The Low Carbon States Mexico programme therefore combined local knowledge and experience with the Carbon Trust’s tried and tested methodologies and resources.

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