In 2013, the Mexican government introduced the "Licencia Ambiental Unica" or Single Environmental License, which is a streamlined environmental permit system for businesses operating in Mexico. The license consolidates various environmental permits and authorizations into a single permit, simplifying the process and reducing the regulatory burden for businesses. The license also includes provisions for environmental impact assessments and requires businesses to develop environmental management plans. The aim of the Licencia Ambiental Unica is to improve environmental protection and reduce administrative costs for businesses. By simplifying the regulatory process, the license is expected to promote economic development while also ensuring that businesses operate in an environmentally sustainable manner.