|Publication type:||Other (textual)|
|Title:||Whitepaper Mexico Cleantech|
Siev, Ronny Ilan
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Winterthur|
|Abstract:||Environmental protection is a new and increasingly important concept in Mexican policy making. In addition, the country needs to improve its insufficient and ageing infrastructure. New policies, laws and regulations support a new mindset to tackle these important issues. With economic growth the need for energy is increasing. The Mexican energy reform, which is currently being implemented, will end the state monopoly and liberalize the market. Diversification of energy sources, growth of renewable energy and reduction of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases are among the government’s long-term goals for the coming 20 years. Auctions for contracts in wind, solar and geothermal energy started in March 2016, initializing the wholesale market and attracting large international energy companies into Mexico. In line with the Mexican government’s initiatives, the three leaders of the NAFTA countries presented in June 2016 the North American Climate, Clean Energy and Environment Partnership Action Plan, to align their policies regarding clean energy, energy efficiency and emission goals. The three NAFTA countries joined the Paris Agreement on climate change, a reduction of emissions and promotion of a clean economy. Mexico ratified the agreement in September 20161. In March 2016 the countries of the Pacific Alliance (Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile) signed a green economy declaration, commit-ting to a green development plan and discussing a possible carbon emissions market. The Low Carbon Business Action (LCBA) supports the government’s future goals for Mexico. The LCBA aims to reduce CO² emissions in Mexico by mapping the needs and fitting these with the best solutions of European companies in the areas of energy efficiency (buildings and industry), waste and waste water management. Access for the Mexican population to clean drinking water is another leading policy objective. Mexico’s water services are not fulfilling the requirements, which could be expected from an OECD country. Even in the capital, less than half of the population has access to a constant stream of drinking water, leading to tensions within the society. This Whitepaper is the result of a thorough analysis of 11 different Cleantech sectors in Mexico, includ-ing current policy changes. The Whitepaper evaluates national and international incentive programs of these sectors and con-cludes that six sectors in Mexico should be of special interest for Swiss internationally oriented Clean-tech companies, namely: drinking water, waste water treatment, solar energy, energy efficiency, sustainable buildings and pollution control.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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