Regional and Sectorial Strategies for the Achievement of Sustainable Development and low-carbon-intensity in Mexico -2010
The Mario Molina Center started a line of research on regional and sectorial strategies in the following zones: Central, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of California, Yucatan Peninsula and South; and the education, transport and buildings sectors. Its aim was to lay down the groundwork for future proposals for public policies at a regional and sectoral level, in order to reduce regional carbon intensity and induce sustainable development which molds to the particular characteristics of each country zone. Among the projects carried out under the regional studies, the following stand out: exploratory analyzes of energy consumption of water systems, the region’s vulnerability to climate change, the importance of urban settlement in regional sustainability, the definition of air shed, biofuel’s environmental and economic feasibility, transportation options within and between regions and taking advantage of renewable sources in a large and small scale.
This research gave way to the sustainable cities program, and research and proposals in detail on several of these issues, such as those relating to water management in the basin of the Valley of Mexico, those relating to the electricity sector, among others. In sectoral studies we established and progressed in the education program on climate change, the energy performance of buildings was examined and different national and international characteristics of the vehicle fleet and energy efficiency technologies were researched. These studies were able to consolidate the Mario Molina Center’s education program and drive proposed standards of sustainable building and vehicle efficiency in the country. In subsequent years, the studies in other regions of the country and in other sectors have continued, such as oil exploitation and sustainable management of cities, thus following the research and public policy proposals that the Mario Molina Center performs on issues related to environment and energy.
MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT