Welcome to the Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index, where Earth.Org examines the policies and actions regarding the environment of every nation on earth. Combining the most respected global indexes on pollution, climate change, policy, energy, oceans, biodiversity we have produced an overall Global Index, which will be updated annually. This is the Global Sustainability Index scorecard for Mexico.

The current administration has shown a lack of a short term plan for climate change mitigation through its blatant show of favouritism towards fossil fuels over renewable energy generation. The construction of a new oil refinery has come at the expense of a successful renewable energy programme.

Further, in October 2019, Mexico published the preliminary rules for its carbon market, which contains a trial phase of 30 months after which the formal start will begin in 2023. The official start was originally scheduled for 2021, however this has been delayed multiple times.

The country’s long term climate goals are to reduce emissions by 50% below 2000 levels by 2050 but it looks unlikely to achieve this under current policies.

Global Sustainability Index scorecard Mexico

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Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking image description: Mexico Rankings – Policy: 94, Pollution: 72, Climate Change: 32, Oceans: 122, Biodiversity: 56, Energy: 12, Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking 149.