Jalisco is one of the fastest growing Mexican states, with emissions mainly concentrated in the energy, AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses) and waste sectors.
As a result of its biodiversity and geographical location, Jalisco is particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change as it has a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and part of its economy is based on agriculture and industry.
By developing technical capacities, the Under2 Coalition’s Climate Footprint Project has helped Jalisco transform their internal processes of climate change emissions and mitigation actions tracking.
With this, Jalisco is now well-positioned to make informed decisions and illustrate the potential of involving different government departments in the state’s climate policy.
Find out more in Jalisco's case study, which was developed as part of the Climate Footprint Project.
The project supports state and regional governments to improve their greenhouse gas emissions tracking and reduction efforts and is currently working with Pernambuco (Brazil), Chhattisgarh and West Bengal (India), Baja California, Jalisco and Yucatán (Mexico), and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).