Emissions Trading Scheme - Pilot Project Mexico 2018

Name of policy Emissions Trading Scheme - Pilot Project 2018-2021
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Mexico
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Market-based instruments
      • GHG emission reduction crediting and offsetting mechanism
      • GHG emissions allowances
Sector name
  • Agriculture and forestry
    • Electricity and heat
      • Industry
        • Transport
          Policy description In 2012, Mexico enacted the General Law on Climate Change (GCCL), which required the creation of a national registry for greenhouse gases and provided orientation to federal, state and municipal authorities toward the authority to establish a voluntary emissions trading scheme (ETS). (https://carbon-pulse.com/44724/)

          Mexico will launch a pilot national emissions trading scheme in Aug. 2018 with a three-year pilot phase.

          Policy type
          • Changing activity
          • Energy efficiency
          • Renewables
          • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
          • Non-energy5
          Policy stringency
          Implementation state Planned
          Date of decision 2018
          Start date of implementation 2021
          End date of implementation
          High impact GHG reduction
          Impact indicator


          Source or references [[Source or references::https://icapcarbonaction.com/index.php?option=com_etsmap&task=export&format=pdf&layout=list&systems[]=59

          https://carbon-pulse.com/44724/]]

          Supports policies
          Is supported by policies
          Comments (background and assessment)
          Status Final

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