Mexiko City: Berlin Experts Providing Climate Protection Measures
- Berlin Energy Agency (BEA) consults experts in the Mexican capital
- Cooperation focuses on energy efficiency in the public sector
- Project contributes to the goals of the German-Mexican energy partnership
Mexico and especially Mexico City has set itself ambitious climate goals. One of the main components within the climate protection strategy is energy saving in public buildings. Now the megacity can count on the help and expertise from Berlin. The Berlin Energy Agency (BEA) will – in cooperation with professionals from the local administration – develop a concept and an implementation strategy for a more efficient energy management.
The BEA-led project shall also contribute to achieving the targets set in the German-Mexican energy partnership. In April 2016 the associated agreement was signed by both governments. The consulting will be financed by funds from the German Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy. The local partner for the cooperation is the Environmental Bureau (SEDEMA) that has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BEA in 2013, paving the way for the realisation of various projects in the field of climate protection and energy efficiency.
With a kick-off workshop in Mexico City the cooperation started well with professionals from Berlin and Mexico. ”With just the right know-how the success of such a project is well decided. Therefore one main aspect of our consulting are training courses covering topics like the basics of local energy management as well as best practice examples from Germany”, Michael Geissler, BEA-CEO, mentioned after his stay in Mexico City.
Mexican professionals will visit Germany in autumn and will be shown how energy saving measures are implemented here. Training courses, lectures and a comprehensive visiting programme will be provided for the guests. A sustainable local energy management will function well, if it lies in the hands of local professionals. Therefore already the next steps like training measures in Mexico are scheduled. The completion of the project at the end of this year will be marked with a presentation at the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City.