Climate change initiatives in Mexico: a review

Jorge Alejandro Silva Rodríguez de San Miguel

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© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the measures taken by the Mexican Government in relation to the country’s climate change and its management to improve it. Design/methodology/approach: Much of the information which has guided this review was sourced from official documents referred to the climate change initiatives in Mexico, especially technical reports and working papers. The selection of literature was considered based on its recency, academic importance and veracity. The studies selected mainly ranged from 2001 to 2017. Findings: This review finds that further research is required to assess Mexico’s climate change efforts objectively, which will help to ascertain if the nation’s plans and commitment are as ambitious and strong as the country claims. Research limitations/implications: Most of the literature considered in this review was sourced from official documents and has not been subject to extensive academic peer review to guarantee that national decision and policy making are based on reliable scientific knowledge. Originality/value: Mexico is one of the first countries to introduce a law dedicated to climate change, and its inclusion of short-term climate pollutants in its National Climate Change Strategy makes it more ambitious than that of many other Latin American countries. However, literature on the subject is limited and fragmented.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1042-1058
Number of pages936
JournalManagement of Environmental Quality: An International Journal
StatePublished - 10 Sep 2018

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