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Country Initiatives Details

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) in the Waste and Landfill Sector

Canada’s Total Contribution: $3,155,000

Targeted Countries: Chile Colombia Dominican Republic Mexico

Funding Period: 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada supported the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) towards the development of transformational Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for the Waste and Landfill sector in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Chile.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Canada’s support led to specific results in each of the four recipient countries:
  • Canada's support in Chile was aligned with Chile’s national waste strategy and with the implementation of the “Catalyzing Organic Waste Diversion in the Chilean Industries” Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) that aimed to create a new market of organics diversion mainly from industrial sources.
  • In Colombia, Canada provided support for technical assistance to develop an integrated approach for waste management. A pilot phase in the city of Cali has helped identify changes that could be made to overcome various existing policy, financial, market and social barriers.
  • In the Dominican Republic, Canada’s contribution supported the development of an integrated approach for waste management in the tourism industry that aims to replace fossil fuel combustion with alternative energy sources; conducted a preliminary feasibility study; and, the implementation of a pilot project in Punta Cana.
  • In Mexico, Canada supported the development of feasibility studies in the City of Colima while building capacity through the delivery of an educational program for Mexican experts. To date, a workshop was held in Colima to bring together key policymakers from the national and local governments and to further Mexico’s development of their national mitigation strategy for landfill and waste management.

Development and Implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) in the Oil and Gas Sector

Canada’s Total Contribution: $3,000,000

Targeted Countries: Colombia Mexico

Funding Period: 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada provided support to the Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) to deliver technical advice to countries to help them flesh out implementable mitigation actions in the Oil and Gas Sector, including actions that will significantly reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, notably black carbon and methane.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Canadian technical and financial assistance to Mexico and Colombia supported the development and implementation of mitigation actions for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants at selected oil and gas facilities through capacity building, feasibility studies and pilot projects. The deployment of Canadian technologies established energy intensity and emission baselines that form the basis of comprehensive national planning in the oil and gas sector.

Development and Implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the Housing sector

Canada’s Total Contribution: $3,500,000

Targeted Countries: Costa Rica Mexico Peru

Funding Period: 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada provided technical advice to countries to help them flesh out implementable mitigation actions in the Housing sector in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Canadian support to this project lead to the development of a Low Carbon Housing Roadmap in each country designed to identify opportunities for action to realize emissions-savings and associated co-benefits from scale development of highly energy-efficient residential housing. Roadmaps were supported by capacity building activities, research studies, monitored pilot projects and by regional workshops including a co-benefits workshop and a financial forum.

Climate Resilience in Protected Areas in Mexico

Canada’s Total Contribution: $1,015,000

Targeted Countries: Mexico

Funding Period: 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada provided support to Parques Nacionales Naturales to enhance the resilience of ecosystems and local communities to climate change effects by conserving and restoring protected areas. This project aimed to minimize the impacts of climate change on ecosystems by developing and implementing good practices to safeguard and restore the ecological integrity of protected areas and increase the adaptive capacities to climate change.

Results/Expected Outcomes

This project is expected to help one of the driest and most vulnerable region of Mexico adapt to climate change and build support nationally for the role of protected areas in climate change adaptation. The project will determine vulnerabilities of protected area ecosystems to climate change, identify priority conservation targets, and undertake on-the-ground adaptation actions in protected areas in the Northeast and Eastern Sierra Madre Region, one of the driest and most vulnerable areas of the country.

Sustainable Development Support in Mexico

Canada’s Total Contribution: $2,500,000

Targeted Countries: Mexico

Funding Period: 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada is supporting the Government of Mexico to carry out the implementation of adaptation and mitigation activities through the development of policies and programs for low-carbon and sustainable development.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Canada’s funding is expected to support sustainable development in Mexico, targeting priorities in the areas of adaptation, mitigation and capacity building. This will be made possible by advancing policies and measures that will contribute to emission reductions, and achieve Mexican climate change goals.

Development of Guidelines for Mexico's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Project

Canada’s Total Contribution: $125,000

Targeted Countries: Mexico

Funding Period: 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada supported Mexico in the development of a process to move from a four year greenhouse-gas (GHG) national inventory reporting system to a two year reporting system by 2014.

Results/Expected Outcomes

With support from Canada's contribution, and while working with a variety of stakeholders, EcoPerth carried out a series of meetings and workshops to accomplish the following:
  • defining the GHG Inventory process, roles and responsibilities, main issues and lessons learned to enable the Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC) to carry out the biennial report
  • streamlining the process to allow for more effective independent and collaborative activity, and establishing a direct relationship between INECC and data providers
  • Capacity building in INECC in setting up a management and production procedure to ensure the delivery of a National Inventory Report by 2014

Commission for Environmental Cooperation's (CEC) Initiative to Improve Comparability of Emissions Data, Methodologies and Inventories in North America

Canada’s Total Contribution: $18,333

Targeted Countries: Mexico

Funding Period: 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada provided support to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) initiative to improve comparability of greenhouse gas emissions data, methodologies and inventories among Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Results/Expected Outcomes

This initiative provided an opportunity for capacity building and sharing of best practices which will enable reporting of more complete and robust inventories in the future. The CEC published Assessment of the Comparability of Greenhouse Gas and Black Carbon Emissions Inventories in North America in 2012.

Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) Initiative on Ecosystem Carbon Sources and Storage: Information to Quantify and Manage for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

Canada’s Total Contribution: $190,000

Targeted Countries: Mexico

Funding Period: 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada provided support to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) initiative for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions associated with forest degradation and land cover change by: (i) generating and improving access to better information on land cover change and landscape-level carbon accounting, and (ii) facilitating a broad and readily accessible mechanism to share and disseminate information among North American experts with a focus on scientific and technological best practices.

Results/Expected Outcomes

This initiative generated and improved access to information on land cover change and carbon accounting to support greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions associated with forest degradation and land cover change. In addition, this initiative provided recommendations for a North American modeling and analysis approach to support REDD+ for Mexico, and developed a proof of concept for a national-scale carbon accounting system for Mexico.

Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) North American On-line, Interactive Informational Platform on Climate Change

Canada’s Total Contribution: $86,667

Targeted Countries: Mexico

Funding Period: 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada provided support to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) to review current platforms, outline recommendations for a complementary, cutting-edge, interactive, and secure on-line platform, and referenced and/or linked existing information systems and resources in production or under development in Mexico, the United States and Canada.

Results/Expected Outcomes

This initiative designed and launched an interactive informational platform, reached out to the user community, and populated and managed the platform. The platform provides access to emissions information that is comparable, compatible, and in a form that is useful at a North American scale. In addition, the initiative acts as knowledge broker, both gathering and disseminating relevant information.

Optima Energía Energy Efficiency Lighting

Canada’s Total Contribution: $6,480,000

Targeted Countries: Mexico

Funding Period: 2011/2012

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

The Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in the Americas (C2F) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provided support for one of the first municipal lighting retrofits developed under an energy savings performance structure in both Mexico and all of Latin America and the Caribbean. This support will enable Optima Energía, a Mexican energy service company (ESCO), to install 25,000 high efficiency light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires for the Municipality of Ensenada, replacing older, less-efficient technology. The LED technology will boost the quality of light in the streets and contribute to improved public safety in Ensenada, the third largest city in the state of Baja California. This project demonstrates a highly innovative financing approach within the Mexican regulatory environment that can be replicated in municipalities throughout Mexico.

Results/Expected Outcomes

The expected intermediate outcomes of this project include replacing 25,000 luminaires with high-efficiency technology. This will save an equivalent capacity of 3.5 megawatts (MW) of energy and abate an estimated 7,400 tons of CO2 each year. In addition, the project is expected to generate cost savings to the municipality in the form of a 59 percent reduction in electricity expenses and establish proof of concept for an innovative but unproven business model.The project also supports gender inclusivity through the implementation of an internship program with layered incentives for different gender outcomes, with an expected four to eight female science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates in the first year.

Co-Financing/Mobilized Finance (CAD$): $16,100,000
Estimated GHG (metric tons of CO₂) Reduction Associated with Project (per year)Disclaimer *: 7,400

Bright Distributed Generation Solar Projects

Canada’s Total Contribution: $5,000,000

Targeted Countries: Mexico

Funding Period: 2011/2012

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

The Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in the Americas (C2F) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provided support for the development of residential rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Mexico, with a total installed capacity of 8 megawatts (MW). The company, Bright Exchange, is one of the first residential solar developers in Mexico and aims to increase the adoption and viability of solar energy throughout the country. One of the main barriers to residential solar energy is the high initial capital cost and the inability to provide debt financing to small systems on a homeowner-by-homeowner basis. The project’s financing will allow Bright to own a portfolio of projects and sell power at a reduced cost to consumers, allowing homeowners to benefit directly from solar energy on their roofs with no upfront payment.

Results/Expected Outcomes

The project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing household grid-electricity consumption, through the generation of clean energy on rooftops. The expected intermediate outcomes of this project include the installation of 8 megawatts (MW) of residential rooftop solar capacity from 2,165 households with solar rooftops, with 12,080 megawatt hours (MWh) per year of electricity produced from renewable sources. The project will also result in the abatement of an estimated 6,881 tons of CO2 each year. It is expected to establish proof of concept for residential solar leasing models in Mexico and across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Co-Financing/Mobilized Finance (CAD$): $20,000,000
Estimated GHG (metric tons of CO₂) Reduction Associated with Project (per year)Disclaimer *: 6,881
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