Mexico Halocarbon Protocol

The Mexico Halocarbon Protocol will provide guidance to quantify, report, and verify GHG emission reductions associated with the destruction of halocarbons sourced from Mexico and destroyed at facilities in Mexico. The protocol is being adapted from the Reserve’s Mexico ODS Protocol Version 1.0. The revision is exploring the addition of new eligible refrigerants for CRT issuance from destruction: HCFC-22, HFC-134a, HFC-125, HFC-32, and HFC-143a.

Protocol Kick-Off Webinar

The Mexico Halocarbon Protocol development process kick-off webinar was held on November 19, 2020 and signaled the start of the application period for the technical workgroup – please see information about workgroup participation in the following section.

Stakeholder Interest and Participation

The Mexico Halocarbon Protocol is being developed through the Reserve’s transparent, multi-stakeholder workgroup process. Interested stakeholders from industry, government, academia, consulting firms, verification bodies, and environmental advocacy organizations, particularly those based in or with extensive experience in Mexico, are all encouraged to apply by filling out the application below and submitting it to [email protected] by Friday, December 4, 2020.

The Reserve will strive to create a well-balanced workgroup with representation from municipalities, industry, government, project developers, academia, verifiers, and environmental advocacy organizations, particularly those based in or with extensive experience in Mexico. Please note that workgroup meetings will be conducted in Spanish while protocol drafts and other written materials may be available initially in English and translated to Spanish for workgroup and public comment; therefore, an ability to work in both languages is preferable, although the experience in Mexico´s halocarbon sector will be priority.

Observer Status
If you are not selected to be a workgroup participant or do not have the availability to commit to workgroup participation, the Reserve invites you to participate as an observer to the workgroup process by observing workgroup meetings, submitting written comments on the protocol when it is available for public comment, and attending the public workshop we will host during the public comment period. To receive notifications about upcoming meetings and request to be an observer to the Mexico Halocarbon Protocol development process, please send an email to [email protected].

Protocol Scoping

The Mexico ODS Protocol underwent a public scoping process to evaluate the feasibility of adding new eligible refrigerants. The scoping paper for the assessment of potentially eligible ODS is available for review below:

The Reserve hosted a public scoping webinar on December 6, 2019 to discuss the potential update with interested stakeholders.

Mexico ODS Public Scoping Meeting (conducted in Spanish)/Evaluando el Potencial de Actualizar el Protocolo de Sustancias Agotadoras de Ozono para México

Resources

Please contact [email protected] with questions or comments.