This Environmental Performance Review of Mexico provides an independent assessment of Mexico's progress in achieving its domestic and international environmental commitments, together with policy-relevant recommendations. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on policies that tackle climate change and address biodiversity and forest conservation objectives.
Table of contents:
General notes Executive summary PART I. PROGRESS TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Chapter 1.Key environmental trends 1. Introduction 2. Transition to a low-carbon, energy- and resource-efficient economy 3. Managing the natural asset base 4. Improving the environmental quality of life Selected sources Chapter 2.Policy-making environment. Assessment and recommendations 1. Key environmental and sustainable development initiatives 2. Institutional framework for environmental and sustainable development policies 3. Regulatory framework and enforcement and compliance 4. Evaluation mechanisms 5. Stakeholder involvement. Selected sources Chapter 3.Towards green growth Assessment and recommendations 1. Introduction 2. Greening the tax system 3. Extending the use of other market incentives for environmental policy 4. Removing environmentally harmful subsidies 5. Reconciling environmental and poverty alleviation objectives 6. Investing in the environment to promote economic growth 7. Eco-innovation 8. Environment, trade and development Selected sources PART II. PROGRESS TOWARDS SELECTED ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES Chapter 4.Climate change Assessment and recommendations 1. Introduction 2. Greenhouse gas emission profile 3. Policy and Institutional Framework 4. Climate change and energy policy 5. Reducing non-energy-related emissions 6. Adaptation Selected sources Chapter 5.Biodiversity and forests Assessment and recommendations 1. Introduction 2. Institutional framework 3. Key trends in biodiversity and forests and other relevant information 4. Policy instruments for biodiversity and forestry conservation and sustainable use 5. Mainstreaming biodiversity and forestry in other sectors and policy areas Selected sources References References I.A.Selected economic data References I.B.Selected social data References I.C. Selected environmental data References II. Actions taken on the 2003 OECD Review recommendations References III. Abbreviations