Factor CO2 develops the monitoring system for climate actions at a subnational level in Mexico

19 November 2019 | CO2

With the start of the new Administration in Mexico, the efforts made to define a clear route of how the Mexican Government will reach the fulfillment of Nationally Determined Contributions were resumed.

In order to report the progress on the fulfillment of the aforementioned goals, the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), through the General Directorate of Policies for Climate Change, is developing an Information System for Transparency Actions within the National Determined Contribution. This will be composed of several subsystems that will allow to know the implementation of mitigation and adaptation actions throughout the territory.

One of these subsystems aims to register and follow up on climate actions at the subnational level, with the purpose to allow monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of mitigation actions and to monitor and evaluate (M&E) the adaptation actions that the 32 federative entities and their respective municipalities perform. To have a comparable and transparent report of the subnational actions developed and how they contribute to the progress of National Determined Contributions, thus promoting the strengthening of capacities at the subnational level and consolidating a tool that accompanies national climate policy.

The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources, together with the German Development Cooperation of the GIZ in Mexico, have hired Factor CO2, to design a computer system for the reporting, monitoring and verification of actions in the field of Greenhouse Gases mitigation and, monitoring and evaluation of adaptation to climate change at the state and municipal levels. With this purpose Factor CO2 is developing the following tasks:

  • Design the mechanisms for entering, processing and exiting information for mitigation and adaptation actions at the subnational level
  • Design and program in the system, mitigation and adaptation actions in coordination with the General Directorate for Climate Change Policies
  • Develop the Mockup and the computer system that includes validation mechanisms
  • Carry out the piloting of the system in five states fulfilling geographic representation criteria
  • Carry out training and dissemination of the system for the 32 states

SEMARNAT published the bases of the Test Program of the Emissions Trading System on October 1, 2019. The pilot program will start on January 1, 2020 and will last 36 months.


Factor has 15 years of experience offering technical consulting services in the areas of adaptation and mitigation to climate change, carbon footprint, sustainability, circular economy, CSR, among others, both for governments and international organizations, as well as for more than 400 companies.


Source: Factor CO2