Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement (2022 Update) - Mexico

Last updated: 29 February 2024

In Mexico's 2022 updated Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement, the country recognises the need to reduce economy wide emissions of methane and other short-lived climate pollutants by 30% in order to meet the IPCC target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. The NDC furthermore establishes a target for the oil and gas sector of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 14%. To achieve this goal, it proposes measures following three branches of action:

  1. the increase of co-generation in gas processing and oil refinement;
  2. the reduction of fugitive emissions from the oil and gas sectors; and
  3. the energy efficiency program in the state owned petroleum company Petróleos Mexicanos and its subsidiaries. 

Petróleos Mexicanos' goal of 98% methane gas utilisation is supported by the Gas Utilisation Strategy for Existing Wells (Estrategia de aprovechamiento de gas en pozos existentes) and estimated investments of more than 2 billion dollars. 

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