Launch: Financing low-carbon building in Mexico


Media Release

Launch: Financing low-carbon building in Mexico 

Initial Briefing Paper on low-carbon building sector: Developed with support of UK PACT


London/Mexico City: 21 December 2020: 16:00 GMT: The Climate Bonds Initiative launches today the Financing low-carbon building in Mexico Briefing 2020, which provides an overview of the low-carbon building sector in Mexico, certification schemes available, and opportunities for investing in a sector with growing demand. 

Supported by the UK PACT in Mexico programme and available in both Spanish & English, the Briefing exams a range of green bond issuance from domestic issuers, with a focus notice on those with use of proceeds in the low-carbon building sector. The Briefing analyses alternative financial instruments that developers utilize for financing low-carbon buildings in Mexico.


  • Projections show that more than 50,000 new houses will be built in Mexico City annually up until 2030. 

  • Housing is one of the most significant sectors for energy savings in the country.

  • Alternative financial instruments used in Mexico to invest in low-carbon buildings present an investment opportunity for the issuance of labelled green products. 

  • Green housing initiatives from the public sector support increasing demand for social housing demand as cities and metropolitan areas grow. 

  • Mexico's green bond issuance reached USD2.98bn as of September 2020.

  • The low-carbon buildings sector accounts for 10.6% of green bond proceeds raised by Mexican issuers.


Justine Leigh-Bell, Deputy CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative:

"Mexico continues to show positive signs towards the decarbonization of the housing sector, with public and private institutions increasingly looking to channel capital to assets in this sector. Climate Bonds will continue promoting sustainable low-carbon opportunities in the country."




Financiando la construcción sustentable en México [Link]

Financing low-carbon buildings in Mexico [Link]


Media Contact: 

Mariana Caminha

LATAM Communications Manager

Climate Bonds Initiative

M: +55 (11) 98135 1800 (also WhatsApp)



Climate Bonds Mexico:

Carolina Barreto

Programme Manager Latin America

Climate Bonds Initiative



Valeria Dagnino

Programme Assistant Latin America

Climate Bonds Initiative



Notes for Journalists: 

About Financing low-carbon building in Mexico Briefing 2020: A special report developed for the “Building a foundation for a sustainable and scalable low-carbon future in Mexico – from Green Bonds to a Greener Ecosystem” project under UK PACT Mexico. 

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