Mexico City Pact


Name of initiative Mexico City Pact
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NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2010
End year 2013
Secretariat Fundación Pensar, Main Headquarters, Av. Paseo de la Reforma 300, 4to Piso, Col. Juárez, 06600, México D.F., MEXICO, Tel: (5255) 52088283, at the following mail,
Organisational structure Fundación PENSAR. Planeta, Política, Persona, serves as the Global Cities Covenant on Climate’s International Secretariat. The main actions that Fundación PENSAR develops as International Secretariat are: maintaining a permanent dialogue with signatory cities of the Pact; advance its diplomatic labor in national, local and international forums to adhere more cities; maintain open communication with the Pact’s partners, such as: the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Carbonn Cities Climate Registry, UCLG – United Cities and Local Governments, the World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis) and the Club de Madrid; coordinate the labor of the Pact’s ambassadors throughout the world; draft an annual report of the mitigation and adaptation actions, as well as the portfolio of activities that cities endorse to combat climate change; spread the strategic sense of the Pact in global forums; develop networks with international institutions that are fundamental in the International Framework on Climate Change, such as: the Executive Secretariat of the UNFCCC, UN Habitat, the European Union, etc.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Fundación Pensar
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Mexico


Description The Mexican City Pact is an agreement signed between city majors in the framework of the World Mayors Summit on Climate on 21 November 2010 in Mexico City. The purpose was to take sound actions in climate change mitigation and adaptation, which would enable to build a platform of cities and subnational governments to access directly to the international finance of regional, national and multilateral character.
Objectives By signing the Mexico City Pact, cities commit to the following 10 action points, including to reduce their local GHG emissions voluntary, to adopt mitigation measures to achieve their targets and to report their emissions and targets through the Carbonn Cities Climate Registry:

- Voluntarily reduce their GHG emissions. - Adopt and implement local measures of climate mitigation. - The development of local strategies for adaptation. - Registry the climate commitments, measures and actions (MRV). - Spur the creation of mechanisms for direct access to the international funding for the local climate actions. - To establish the Secretariat of the MCP. - To promote the civil society inclusion in the fight against climate change. - Search of alliances with multilateral institutions and national governments for the local climate actions. - Promote alliances and cooperation among cities. - Disseminate the message of the MCP.

Activities Cities having signed the Global Cities Covenant on Climate (GCCC or the Mexico City Pact) have documented a wide range of climate change mitigation as well as other, separate, adaptation actions. The different policies that cities are currently developing can be classified in the following areas:

1. Energy; 2. Transportation and Mobility; 3.Water; 4.Carbon Finance; 5.Soil use/Zoning; 6.Urban development; 7.Public policy; 8.Biodiversity; 9. Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions; 10.Wastes; 11.Education; 12.Health; 13.Studies, Plans and Inventories; 14.Agriculture

By signing the GCCC, the signatories agree to enter their climate actions in the Carbonn Cities Climate Registry and to submit their official documentation as a part of a regular reporting system on their greenhouse gas reduction commitments, on the performance of their GHG emissions and their portfolio of mitigation and adaptation actions through the online infrastructure of Carbonn. Last annual report was in 2012.

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange
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Participants Number Names
Members 340  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 340
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 4 European Union,  R20,  WWF,  Urban LEDS
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 24 July 2019 09:04:24

Not only have national states as participators