Iniciativa Climática de México (ICM)

Welcoming Iniciativa Climática de México – our first Mexican member

by the Iniciativa Climática de México (ICM)

In January 2019 Iniciativa Climática de México (ICM) joined the F20 as the newest member of the Platform and is the first member from Mexico.

Iniciativa Climática de México is a Mexican non-profit organization established in January 2016, as a re-granting, think tanking, advocating, and convening organisation dedicated to reducing Mexico’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It collaborates equally with government entities, both chambers of the congress, business groups, civil society organizations, universities and think tanks.

As a think tank and convening organisation it addresses its mission by enabling the conditions to develop climate change mitigation public policies and supporting decision makers, at their request, to take climate change mitigation actions. As a re- granter, it raises funds to channel them strategically to Mexican NGOs and think tanks to enable them to participate in the design of public policies that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Before the creation of ICM in 2016, its staff members worked from 2012 to 2015 as part of the Mexican branch of the Latin America Regional Climate Initiative (LARCI). During this period LARCI awarded more than 30 grants totalling more than US$5 million.

During the 2016-2018 period, ICM awarded donations and contracts for a total of US$3.2 million that have contributed to advance ICM’s three strategies: Climate Mitigation Policy, Energy Decarbonisation and Sustainable Transportation.

During 2019, ICM will work with key stakeholders at the national and subnational levels to develop 2030 sectoral decarbonization pathways in line with a 1.5°C carbon budget, design the main climate change policy instruments, and continue developing an enabling environment for the mass deployment of renewable energies, mostly by distributed solar generation in the country. These efforts aim to ensure that Mexico climate action and policy instruments are aligned with the Paris Agreement goals.

ICM has become a climate policy and advocacy orchestrator in Mexico, that encourages, enables, and coordinates the design and implementation of climate change mitigation policies and measures at national and sub national levels.  As example of this:

  • ICM has seats in the main climate and energy decision making bodies in the country, such as the Advisory Committee of the Environmental Megalopolis Commission (CAME), National Climate Change Council, and in the Renewable Energy Council.
  • ICM has provided technical support for the design and negotiations for the main climate change legislation: General Law on Climate Change; the Energy Transition Law; and the Law on Human Settlements, Territorial Planning and Urban Development.
  • ICM is working in close cooperation with the Energy Ministry and the financial sector to develop programs and mechanisms that will help the mass deployment of renewable energies in Mexico (CSolar and Solar Bonus, we will share more information on these initiatives).

ICM is very enthusiastic to be part of the F20 and is excited to strengthen collaboration with current members.


Contact information:

Adrian Fernández Bremauntz (Chief Executive Officer)


Elizeth Juarez Velazquez (Chief Operation Officer)


Daniel Chacon Anaya (Director of Energy Program)


Jorge Villarreal Padilla (Director for Climate Policy Program)

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