USAID Mexico Low Emissions Development Program
Tetra Tech is collaborating with the Government of Mexico (GOM) to support the development and implementation of a national low emissions development strategy (LEDS) and state-level climate change action plans; strengthen Mexico’s systems to inventory, register, and conduct monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of GHG emissions reductions; implement clean energy interventions; and coordinating the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Mexico Global Climate Change program.
Tetra Tech is supporting the enhancement of existing GHG inventory and monitoring systems and will eventually fuse them into a fully-integrated system. This system will be used for registering, monitoring, reporting, and verifying GHG emissions from all sectors of the economy at the national, state, and municipal levels, using practical and reliable internationally accepted methods and protocols.
Tetra Tech is also helping design and implement high-potential, clean energy pilot projects and scale up previously tested best practices through the development of programs and policies. Project activities include a pilot for a national boiler and steam system efficiency program; inclusion of solar hot water requirements in the Mexico City building code; and support for large-scale financing of energy efficiency in small and medium enterprises.
The Mexico LED program is the primary mechanism used to manage the USAID/Mexico’s Global Climate Change program. Implemented by a range of partners through diverse platforms, the Tetra Tech team is documenting and integrating the results of all these programs to foster collaboration, information sharing, and coordination in the effort to address Mexico’s climate change concerns.