Assessment of the Federal Budget on Climate Change -2013
In the context of low carbon economic growth for Mexico, it becomes highly relevant to comprehensively analyze the Federation’s Expenditure Budget (PEF, acronym in Spanish) to prioritize programs according to their contribution to this objective and justify the amount of investment they require, from a cost-benefit analysis.
The Mario Molina Center for Strategic Studies on Energy and Environment (MMC) has analyzed several fiscal budgets in recent years in order to identify programs for mitigating climate change. Such actions, coupled with joint work with consultants from the World Bank, officials from the Treasury -Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP)- and experts in the field, resulted in the enclosure of an annex on climate change mitigation on the executive initiative of the Federal’s Budget Expenditures of the fiscal year 2013, called “Annex 15. Resources for Climate Change Mitigation”, with an amount of approximately 34.5 billion pesos.
This joint work was carried out by request of the Treasury´s Under-ministry of Expenditure to the World Bank, under the framework of a study on climate change public spending agreed by both institutions, which is still underway. This study would identify budgetary resources allocated to the climate change actions in its various aspects, among other activities.
 According to reforms made to the Federal Law of Budget and Fiscal Responsibility (LFPRH) on January 2012, the Expenditure Budget Project, beginning on fiscal year 2013, an annex was to be integrated with the expenditure projections corresponding to mitigation of climate change effects as well as an annex with the methodology used for its development (Art. 41, LPRH).
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT)-National Institute of Ecology (INE), Climate Change: An overniew from Mexico, Julia Martinez, Adrian Fernandez, Patricia Osnaya (eds.), 2008.
MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT