Over the last two decades, Mexico has engaged in an ambitious industrial reform programme driven by rapid institutional changes. Liberalization of industrial and trade policies have been instrumental to the development of a national framework for environmental protection.

Inter-institutional cooperation is key to green industrial policy development. An examination conducted by UNIDO on the institutional arrangements and policies impacting the greening of industries in Mexico found the country’s largest opportunities to achieve a greener industry lie in improved coordination efforts between public and private institutions.

A key area of effective private-public collaboration is the development of ad-hoc mechanisms to promote green industry clusters based upon two overarching pillars: talent development and financing.