Project Reference Profiles – Mexico(MX07) Readiness Support for Mexico

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1, SO6
Start Date Q1  Aug 1 2019
End Date q1 Mar 3 2021
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 122,089
Budget Percentage 46%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 55,917
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 0
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) GCF
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting

Project context, objectives and description

Mexico’s new federal administration (2018-2024) has expressed its intention to further strengthen its climate change framework by refining climate goals, updating its climate change policy and by building institutional capacities to enhance cooperation and unlock green finance. Central to this objective is the development of a Climate Finance Strategy to ensure NDC activities are effectively and efficiently funded, and that public funding leverage significant private resource mobilization. The new government created the Sustainable Finance Directorate within the Ministry of Finance (SHCP), where the Nationally Determined Authority (NDA) before the GCF sits. The NDA coordinates closely with the Secretariat of Environment (SEMARNAT), MoFA, and national development banks (NAFIN, BANOBRAS) to ensure complementarity between international and national green funds and their alignment with the country’s national priorities and commitments. 

In 2017, INECC estimated implementation costs related to NDC achievement. Meeting such ambitious climate goals will require doubling Mexico’s current efforts (largely insufficient) to close the investment gap. Among the many funds to this end is the Green Climate Fund (GCF), created to support developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change. The Fund has a mandate to build countries’ capacity to access funds through its GCF Readiness Programme, which prepares countries to plan for, manage, disburse and monitor climate financing. Improving the Mexico’s access to funds from GCF through the country’s existing development banks can help to de risk climate projects and unlock further private capital to finance NDC implementation. 

Readiness support aims to: 

1) Foster ownership through a no objection procedure and country program, establishing clear updating mechanisms. 

2) Support the Direct Access Entity accreditation process of NAFIN and BANOBRAS. NAFIN is well advanced in the process for accreditation, but support is needed and will be provided to implement environmental and social safeguards and gender standards to meet the GCF accreditation standards. BANOBRAS has yet to formally start GCF accreditation process, but as part of its commitment to support sustainable development it has already initiated the development of ESS standards, and has undertaken activities to introduce gender perspective in its operations, culture, products and services. These need to be reviewed, strengthened and implemented to meet GCF accreditation standards. 

3) Develop a national climate finance strategy engaging various stakeholders (e.g. private sector). The NDA and other relevant stakeholders are seeking to develop an effective and efficient climate finance architecture to support NDC implementation. This architecture seeks to make the best use of public and external climate finance sources to unlock private sector finance. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: N/A 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies:N/A

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: N/A 

This project started in August 2019 therefore, no results achieved. 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Pablo Martinez 

Diana Quezada Avila, Jose Loustaunau, Julie Robles  


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Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 10,000
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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