In April 2005, the Inter-Ministerial Climate Change Commission (CICC) was established to coordinate the formulation of climate change policies. In May 2007, the CICC officially launched the National Climate Change Strategy (ENACC), the first Mexican official planning instrument to tackle climate change to identify mitigation opportunities in key sectors such as energy supply and end use, wastes, and land use. In August 2009, the government of Mexico initiated the implementation of the Special Climate Change Program (PECC 2009-2012), the first national programmatic action plan which develops combined planning elements of both the ENACC and the National Development Plan (PND).
In June 2012, the General Climate Change Law was passed by Mexican Congress. This is the first legislative mandate to transition towards a competitive, sustainable economy with low carbon emissions that generates environmental, social and economic benefits.
Mexico recently developed a new National Strategy for Climate Change which will guide the national climate change policy for the next 40 years and a new PECC for the current administration (2013-2018). Both instruments focus on prioritizing low emission growth, where NAMAs and supporting infrastructure for current and future carbon markets, such as the Emissions Registry and the Climate Change Fund, will play an important role.
Source: PMR Market Readiness Proposal submitted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico, February 2013