National Emissions Register (RENE), 2014

South America Current 2014

Hosted by Mexico’s national agency or Secretariat for Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the National Emission Register (RENE) was established by the General Law on Climate Change (2012). The Law sets requirements for mandatory emissions measurement, reporting and verification, and created a public emissions registry that will cover emissions sources from a broad range of sectors. It provides for a mandatory GHG reporting programme, targeting heavy industries. It also has a voluntary component, which involves the registration of mitigation activities (for the purposes of emissions trading and clean development mechanism projects). It targets direct and indirect GHG emissions, and sets thresholds per facility or company. Registered results or credit units are verified with reference to SEMARNAT standards.

Scope

Environmental

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

All sectors / organizations with high GHG emissions potential

Issuer type

Environment

Type of instrument

Legislation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

Project Partners