The Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, is particularly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. In recent years, it’s experienced an increasing frequency of extreme weather events such as tropical storms and cyclones. To tackle climate change, the State Government of Yucatán has prioritised the development of climate policies which address both adaptation and mitigation actions.
Greenhouse gas inventories can be an important tool for subnational governments. However, their implementation depends on the political will of decision-makers to incorporate the inventory into the state’s regulations and to establish requirements for its continued development.
With the support of the Climate Footprint Project, Yucatán has been working to identify the main sources of its emissions and update its greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory. In this case study, available to download below, the state shares the importance of this work by describing the policies it helps to support, and also provides recommendations for approaches to planning and methodology when tracking regional emissions.
The Climate Footprint Project has supported state and regional governments to improve their greenhouse gas emissions tracking and reduction efforts, working with Pernambuco (Brazil), Chhattisgarh and West Bengal (India), Baja California, Jalisco and Yucatán (Mexico), and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).