Country

Mexico

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Mexico.

Adaptation

The priority of these actions are: the protection of communities from adverse impacts of climate change, such as extreme hydro meteorological events related to global changes in temperature; as well as the increment in the resilience of strategic infrastructure and of the ecosystems that host national biodiversity. In order to reach those priorities Mexico will, strengthen the adaptive capacity of at least by 50% the number of municipalities in the category of “most vulnerable”, establish early warning systems and risk management at every level of government and reach a rate of 0% deforestation by the year 2030. In addition, the adaptation component of the country's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) was elaborated upon, taking a gender equality and human rights approach. (NDC, 2016)

Gaps and Needs

  • Access to information systems in order to monitor hydrometeorological events in real time and thus consolidate and enhance early warning systems.
  • Availability of methods and tools to assess climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in specific sectors and regions.
  • Water technologies for savings, recycling, capture, irrigation and sustainable management for agriculture purposes.
  • Transportation technologies that are resilient to the adverse effects of climate change in particular for roads and massive transportation.
  • Technologies for the protection of coastal and river infrastructure.
  • It is imperative to consolidate platforms for the exchange of knowledge and information related to adaptation at the three levels of government, as well as to strengthen the networks with academic institutions and civil society.
  • Furthermore, it is fundamental to incorporate a gender and human rights approach into capacity building, prioritizing the most vulnerable sectors and regions in order to reduce social inequality and the gap between women and men rights.