Mexico joined P4G as a country partner in 2018. The P4G Mexican National Platform was launched in May 2019 with the Mexican Minister of Economy and the Executive Director of UN Global Compact.
Mexico is eager to advance green growth priorities focusing on issues that directly affect greater Mexican concerns such as
Mexico will engage with innovative P4G partnerships to involve the private sector in sustainable issues and connect them with national policy such the National Plan for Electric Energy from the National Development Plan 2019-2024 and the National Strategy of Electric Mobility by SEMARNAT. This multi-stakeholder engagement is tangibly happening through the P4G National Platform with the collaboration between the Secretariat of Economy, the Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (Business Coordinating Counsel), and the Red Pacto Mundial México (United Nations Global Compact Mexico Network).
Integrated partnerships will help Mexico implement national policy as well as sustainability goals around the country and spur local economic development. This integration is already producing tangible results like P4G partnership Zero Emission Bus Rapid-deployment Accelerator (ZEBRA), which assisted Metrobus in working with the government to draft a new law that eliminated tariffs on the import of electric vehicles. This is a partnership that aims to accelerate the electric vehicle transition in Latin America in line with the Secretariat of Economy’s focus on electric mobility. The Halving Food Loss and Waste by Leveraging Economic Systems (FLAWLESS) partnership is also promoting the reduction of food loss and waste in line with the 2030 Agenda initiative under the Office of the President of Mexico.
P4G has been valuable in helping Mexico get closer to achieving its Sustainable Development Goals together with the private sector, particularly in the areas of electric mobility and food loss and waste, both of which are top priorities for us. We look forward to a continued collaboration with P4G curating new partnerships aligned with our national development and climate priorities, and accelerating these innovative solutions delivering impact on the ground.