General Law on Climate Change Mexico 2012
|Name of policy||General Law on Climate Change|
|Region|| North America
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|City or local||—|
|Type of policy instrument|
|Policy description|| Copenhagen Pledge: 30% below Business As Usual (BAU) by 2020 subject to the availability of financial resources and technology transfer, as well as 50% GHG emissions reduction by 2050 compared to 2000. Strong emphasis on adaptation measures.
This law also creates the Climate Change Fund which helps channel finances towards mitigation and enables trading of emissions reductions certificates.
The National Climate Change Policy, the Special Programme on Climate Change, and the Special Programme on the Use of Renewable Energy are linked to the General Law and ensure its implementation.
"Existing commitments adopted by Mexico under its General Climate Change Law and presented to the UNFCCC are indicative and aspirational, subject to international support from developed countries." (Source: http://www4.unfccc.int/submissions/INDC/Published%20Documents/Mexico/1/MEXICO%20INDC%2003.30.2015.pdf)
|Date of decision||2012|
|Start date of implementation||—|
|End date of implementation||—|
|Source or references||http://www.profepa.gob.mx/innovaportal/file/6583/1/ley_general_de_cambio_climatico.pdf|
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|Comments (background and assessment)||—|