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In support of its climate change strategy, Mexico strives to strengthen its economic modeling capabilities.

October 2012

The EC-LEDS program works through Mexico’s National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) to develop national-level macroeconomic models and tools for supporting successful implementation of the country's climate change strategies. As part of this effort, EC-LEDS modeling experts provide technical assistance to improve and enhance Mexico’s existing macroeconomic data and models.

Additionally, the EC-LEDS program sponsors an in-house macroeconomic modeler at INECC. The modeler worked full-time on developing a macroeconomic model over the past year. The program also coordinates modeling efforts with the ongoing work of the Mexico Low Emissions Development Program, which helps INECC form strong relationships with a network of economic modelers throughout Mexico.

For designing and implementing effective national climate change policies and low emission development strategies, it's critical to understand the potential economy-wide impacts of climate change mitigation actions. A computable general equilibrium (CGE) model provides insights regarding the impacts of carbon emission mitigation measures on a nation’s overall economic growth and development.

The EC-LEDS program supports Mexico’s priority to develop a CGE model that includes non-carbon dioxide (CO2) greenhouse gases, land-use changes, and international trade impacts.

Learn more about EC-LEDS program activities in Mexico.