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Mexico

At a Glance

Mexico’s complex topography and location between two oceans increase the country's exposure to extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones, frosts, heat waves, and floods. Aging transportation, power, and water infrastructure are vulnerable to damage from flooding and strong winds, especially in coastal areas. Coastal tourism, an important economic sector for Mexico, is also at risk along with destruction of diverse marine ecosystems. In rural areas, extreme temperatures and erratic rainfall drastically affect agricultural productivity, including of both crops and livestock. Energy is the largest greenhouse gas emitting sector, followed by agriculture, industrial processes, land-use change and forestry, and waste.

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information.

Additional Information: Mexico Climate Change Country Profile & Fact Sheet on USAID.gov

Climate Projections

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Increased Dry Spells

Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

Sea Level Rise

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Coastal Zones

Infrastructure

Ecosystems

Water Resources

Country Climate Context

Population (2023)

129.8 million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

GHG Emissions Growth

0.62%

% Forested Area

33.9%

Average GHG Emissions Growth due to Deforestation

16.70%

EC-LEDS Partner Country

Yes

Funding & Key indicators


USAID Climate Change Funding (2023)

Total

$14 Million

Clean Energy

$2 Million

Sustainable Landscapes

$12 Million

Investment Mobilized for Sustainable Landscapes (USD) (2022)

$17,113,880

Hectares Under Improved Management Expected to Reduce GHG Emissions (2022)

354,669

Reduced or Sequestered GHG Emissions through Sustainable Landscapes Activities (metric tons) (2022)

1,669,504

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Mexico

Mexico Photo Gallery

Factsheet

Mexico Climate Change Fact Sheet

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