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Integrated SLCP Strategy to Improve Air Quality and Reduce the Impact of Climate Change

2019 - 2030



This national strategy on SLCPs outlines concrete actions by Mexico to reduce black carbon and methane from major sources.

The full implementation of this strategy would reduce black carbon emissions by 53% in 2030, exceeding the target identified in Mexico’s Nationally Determined Contribution. Methane emission reductions from implementing the strategy would reduce total GHG emissions by 9% in Mexico by 2030, substantially contributing to the goal to reduce total GHG emissions by 22% in 2030 in Mexico's climate change commitment (First NDC).


This strategy identifies the ways in which targets can be achieved through the implementation of 9 mitigation measures in 8 key source sectors including transport, sugar mills, brick kilns, livestock, air conditioning, solid waste, and residential energy.

The major source sectors for black carbon in Mexico include transport, residential cooking, and sugar mills.  The main sources of methane are livestock and waste.  Actions to reduce emissions from these sectors include increasing the number of electric vehicles, and journeys taken on public transport; cooking using cleaner fuels and technologies to reduce indoor and outdoor air pollution; and controlling particulate pollution from sugar mills.    

To date, Mexico has begun implementing specific measures focused on SLCP abatement, working to introduce new bus standards, reduce cookstove and brick kiln emissions, and improving waste management practices in coastal wetland communities.   

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