On 15th June Mexico and Denmark celebrated three years of successful cooperation within climate, renewable energy and energy efficiency. At the same time, a new three-year partnership program was announced with a total budget of DKK 34 million. The partnership program is expected to come into force immediately after 1st July 2017.
Mexico is one of the countries where a large increase in CO2 emissions is expected in the coming years. Denmark has40 years of experience within renewable energy and energy efficiency and will help to support Mexico’s green transition. The Energy Partnership with the Mexican authorities will benefit the world’s climate and improve opportunities for Danish exports.
With UN’s 17 new Sustainable Development Goals, the world has achieved a global framework for a green transition for the first time ever. It has initiated massive investments worldwide and creates a big demand for the kind of technologies, solutions and services that the Danish energy industry is a world leader in delivering and exporting.
Mexico is on the right track when it comes to meeting the ambitious targets for clean energy, energy efficiency and CO2 reduction. That is clear after three years of cooperation in the energy field between Mexico and Denmark, which has created great results. Among the many results presented in Mexico on 12th June are:
- Supporting analyses on the implementation of Mexico’s reduction target in relation to The Paris Agreement (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions), which led to Mexico being the first developing country (number 4 globally) to present their INDC for the UNFCCC.
- Establishment of a partnership between the Mexican and Danish Transmission System Operators (CENACE and Energinet.dk), where Energinet supports Mexico in the process of integrating more fluctuating energy (renewable energy) into the energy system.
- Development of long-term energy scenarios that is part of the Mexican Renewable Energy Outlook and can also be used in planning the Mexican transition to more renewable energy.
- Development of an energy efficiency strategy with energy efficiency targets, as well as forming the basis for establishing a support system based on voluntary agreements, which is based on Danish experiences.
Other activities include an evaluation of Mexican climate actions, preparation of technology catalogues, developing a biomass roadmap, implementation of energy efficiency standards in the building regulations for new buildings, implementation of energy management systems in selected major industries. Read more here.
- The new program has a budget of DKK 34 million, is financed by the Danish Development Aid through the Climate Pool 2017, and runs in the period of 2017-2020.
- With the agreement on a cooperation until the middle of 2020, Denmark will continue to share experiences and best practices within climate, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Denmark can learn from the Mexican experience within renewable energy tenders, so the cooperation is mutually beneficial.
- The program is based on close cooperation and knowledge exchange between the Mexican authorities and the Danish Energy Agency. There will be two Danida advisors with the Mexican partner authorities to support cooperation.
- The presidency of the cooperation consists of Vice Minister Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Ministry of Energy in Mexico, Vice Minister Rodolfo Lacy Tamayo, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in Mexico and Executive Officer Stig Uffe Pedersen from the Danish Energy Agency.