Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth in Mexico
This factsheet outlines USAID’s efforts to help Mexico develop on a low-carbon trajectory. It has partnered with Mexico through its flagship Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program.
Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America, with rapid growth in its industrial and services sectors. It recognizes that the threat of higher temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, and more frequent weather-related disasters could pose a substantial risk to its expanding economy.
EC-LEDS experts and Mexican institutions, such as the Inter-ministerial Commission on Climate Change—the coordinating body for formulating and coordinating climate change policy in Mexico—are collaborating to:
- Advance Mexico’s interagency cooperation around LEDS development and implementation
- Strengthen Mexico’s capacity for macroeconomic modeling
- Address technical and financial barriers to meeting Mexico’s renewable energy goals
- Support widespread integration of climate change mitigation considerations into Mexican agricultural and forestry programs.
USAID is helping Mexico overcome financial and technical barriers to widespread clean energy deployment by creating a road map to meet targets and supporting private investment in the sector. It is also including the agriculture, land-use, and forestry sectors in LEDS planning and implementation.