Air Quality Management and Climate Change Series: Short-lived Climate Pollutants and Air Pollution Control in Mexico City.

"How has Mexico City Metropolitan Area perform Air Quality Management over the last 30 years?"

In this session, the former Vice Minister shares his experiences about how the Mexico City Metropolitan Area has performed Air Quality Management over the last 30 years, put in place institutional arrangements, established environmental trust funds, and set up the overall legal... view more


Introduction: Air pollution can be decoupled from economic growth and it has a number of multiple environmental, economical and social benefits. For countries dealing with poverty alleviation it's one of the crucial actions that should be taken in order to protect people's health. 


Air Quality Management Framework: What should be done in order to improve air quality? What do we want to achieve in order to reduce the different pollutants? First, we need to establish objectives and then determine emission reductions. 


Major Abatement Strategies to Incentiveze Air Quality Improvement: What are the trends on tropospheric ozone pollution and major policies implemented? Traffic restrictions combined with vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs incentivize emission reduction and fleet renewal.


Discussion: How do you promote consensus building among constituencies through law, policies and regulations? What are funding mechanisms for a metropolitan commission i.e, a three tier government? What power do they have and how do they enforce some of these measures in the city and state level?

About the Presenters

Sergio Sanchez

Former Vice Minister of Environment, Mexico

Sergio Sanchez holds a track record of over 25 years of achievements on planning and implementation of comprehensive strategies on environmental management, pollution abatement and climate change mitigation.

He has recently, served as México’s Vice Minister for Environmental Protection being responsible for environmental management at a country scale. Mr. Sanchez has also served as the Executive Director of the Clean Air Institute and worked all over Latin America on high impact, large scale interventions to improve air quality, mitigate climate change and address cross sectorial issues at different sectors.