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Climate Change, Energy and Programme Team in Mexico City

The British Embassy in Mexico engages in a wide array on climate and energy policy topics.

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CCEP
CCEP

Our work is aimed at collaborating with Mexico to foster a prosperous, sustainable, low-carbon economy; where economic growth is compatible with the emission reductions Mexico has committed to take on. To this end, we work with a varied network of partners and allies in fields as diverse as oil and gas, to renewables and nuclear; from sustainable transport and urban design, to local-level capacity development.

Programme work and Available Funds

Increasing UK’s trade and investment with fast growing emerging markets like Mexico is a priority for Her Majesty’s Government. Through the British Embassy in Mexico Programme work, the FCO collaborates with organisations from the public and private sector and civil society, supporting initiatives that help achieve international policy goals. The Climate Change, Energy and Programme Team (CCEP) in Mexico works through an ambitious programme of targeted projects with FCO Prosperity Funding comprising Climate Change, Energy and Economic Reform Projects which are of mutual benefit to Mexico and the UK and aim to ensure long term sustainability.

The Prosperity Fund woks with targeted opportunities to identify and support specific package of measures working towards 3 over-arching objectives presented below:

Objectives
Objectives
  • A strong, open and growing Mexican economy and influential Mexican voice on global economic issues
  • Domestic and international Leadership on Climate Change and Sustainable Development
  • A Secure and increasingly efficient and low carbon energy environment contributing to a medium and long term transition to low carbon

How the Programme Team works

Bidding rounds are published in the following website: LINK Any project based on the overarching objectives of the Prosperity Strategy is welcomed. There are two phases on bidding, the concept bid and the full bid. The concept bid consists on implementers establishing the general idea of the proposal on a high level description. Initial costs and project objective are outlined. If projects receive a high appraisal based on the criteria the FCO and the Programme Board use to evaluate the projects, the implementers (project proposers) are invited to a Full Bid Round.

The process of selecting projects is based on the premise on the transformational change Mexico will outlive once the proposals are executed. Project officers devote their time to identify the risks and key players in a thorough relationship and communication with implementers. The Programme Team works to engage the Mexican government in committing to support this work, through effective decentralisation, in terms of policy and oversight, helping to open up access to co financing mechanisms and local development funds to make local economic development a reality across communities and municipalities. The ultimate goal of the Programme Fund is to influence the creation of public policies in Mexico through the delivery of the project outputs.

For most of the funds (i.e. Prosperity), projects have to comply with ODA (Official Development Assistance) requirements. UK government has committed to spending 0.7% of UK GDP on ODA by 2013. This equates to approximately 21 billion pounds around the world every year.

Achievements

  • Programme Team support was instrumental in getting Mexico’s General Law on Climate Change passed.
  • Financed the technical assistance to the Ministry of Economy, for the design and implementation of the National Technology Transfer Programme and to improve the viability of commercial innovative projects by designing a public policy strategy on governmental promotion of Seed/Angel Capital.
  • Input into framework regulations for the Green Mortgage initiatives in Mexico is being developed into a new Housing NAMA which we hope to see come into operation in 2013. Mexico’s wider work in this area has also been recognised by a UN Habitat Award.

Interested in working with us?

Bidding rounds dates and deadlines can be consulted in the website for the British Embassy in Mexico in Call for proposals

Contact Details

For further information or questions please contact us at: ukinmexico.ccep@fco.gov.uk

Published 31 May 2013
Last updated 4 June 2013 + show all updates
  1. Changes in the contact info and the link for the Call for proposals was added.
  2. First published.