Together we will build a zero-carbon future
Leaders in local government, academia, the private sector, and civil society are uniting to tackle climate change in the Metropolitan Area of MonterreyView the Domestic Press Release (Spanish)
27 November 2019 | Monterrey, NL
- More than 40 organizations and institutions have joined the Alliance for Climate Action-Monterrey (ACA-MTY) to collaborate on mitigation and adaptation projects, and work for the development of a climate change policy in the state of Nuevo Leon.
- This Alliance is the local chapter of the Alliance for Climate Action-Mexico, which is part of a global network of domestic multi-sector coalitions committed to supporting the delivery and enhancement of their countries’ climate goals under the Paris Agreement.
In the face of a global climate crisis, leaders of local government, private companies, academia, and civil society organizations have come together to launch the Alliance for Climate Action in the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey (ACA-MTY) today. This Alliance aims to engage key stakeholders on collaborative projects to drive greater climate action in Monterrey and raise the ambition of Mexico’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement.
The initiative, coordinated by World Wildlife Fund-Mexico, is launching with over 40 signatories across four key sectors. In the context of the recently approved Climate Change Law for the state of Nuevo Leon, this alliance specifically aims to promote an ambitious local climate change policy agenda that addresses climate change, and improves the quality of life of its citizens.
Among the foundational signatories are six municipal governments, the Tecnológico de Monterrey (one of the highest ranked universities in Mexico), 16 civil society organizations, and six private companies.
"Climate Change represents the highest global risk that we face as humankind. Everyone should act to address this emergency. Against this backdrop, WWF is working with partners in countries across the world, including Mexico, to create alliances that champion higher climate ambition and empower local stakeholders to make collaborative climate action a reality on the ground,"" said Jorge Rickards, Director of WWF México.
The Metropolitan Area of Monterrey is the industrial capital of the country and the third most populated city with almost 5 million inhabitants. As a result, the city is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions that not only contributes to climate change but also affects local air quality. The Metropolitan Area of Monterrey is also highly vulnerable to extreme climate events such as hurricanes, droughts and heat waves. To tackle this challenge, the signatories of the Alliance commit to:
- Improving their current climate actions and scaling them up through individual effort and collaboration among signatories.
- Building a common voice to work together with the State Government of Nuevo Leon to support the rapid and effective implementation of the new Climate Change Law.
- Building a unified voice to work together with the Federal Government to explore opportunities to increase climate ambition at the national level.
- Conducting outreach efforts to expand the number of actors committed to taking climate action as part of the Alliance.
- Showcasing their climate actions with target audiences and disseminating relevant information to citizens to build public awareness and support for climate action in Monterrey and beyond.
Notes for Editors
Alliances for Climate Action (ACA) is a global network of domestic multi-sector coalitions committed to supporting the delivery and enhancement of their countries’ climate goals. ACA connects cities, states, the private sector, investors, universities and civil society at the domestic level so that they can work with each other and with their national governments to drive climate action. For more information: https://www.alliancesforclimateaction.org/
In Mexico, WWF is launching local alliances as part of building a national multi-stakeholder coalition in support of climate action, starting with the three main metropolitan areas in the country: Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. The Monterrey alliance is the second one to have launched, after Guadalajara which was launched in August of last year.
WWF is one of the biggest independent organizations devoted to nature conservation. WWF was born in 1961 and is known by the panda symbol. WWF has a global network that work in 100 countries. To know more visit: www.wwf.org.mx and www.panda.org
For more information, contact
Ninel Escobar Montecinos, +52 (55) 5286 5631 Ext. 216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator of Climate Change and Energy, WWF México
Perla Martínez, email@example.com
Local coordinator of Alianza para la Acción Climática de la Zona Metropolitana de Monterrey
Mandy Jean Woods, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Manager, Climate & Energy Practice, WWF International