Water, Environment and Business for Development

Study on business opportunities for Circular Economy in specific sectors in Mexico

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The EU and Mexico share a common vision of environmental issues and climate change at the international level, within this context a further analysis to discover the potential of the Mexican market for EU companies that have extensive knowledge and experience with innovative technologies in the sectors of the circular economy was undertaken.

The general objective of this study was to contribute to the implementation of the EU-Mexico Strategic Partnership, the Global Agreement and its modernization, as well as other relevant agreements that have been concluded between the European institutions and the Mexican Ministries and Institutions.

The specific objective was to support sectoral dialogues on priority issues of the EU-Mexico with mutual interest through the implementation of concrete action proposals to enhance the circular economy paradigm shift in Mexico.

WE&B lead this study coordinating experts to investigate the market analysis of the overall situation in Mexico in terms of the circular economy opportunities with a specific focus on the following three sectors:

  • Solid Waste Management
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Waste to Energy

Each sector analysis gave a deep dive into the overall situation in Mexico of the sector, the international trends with a particular emphasis on technologies, legislation, policy, the enabling environment as well as a SWOT analysis, market overview and market trends for the implementable technologies in Mexico.

The report was finalised with a set of recommendations to aid Mexico to bring about the paradigm shift from a linear model to a circular model in each of these sectors.

On the 25th of April 2019 the study was presented in Mexico City in front of a large delegation from European and Mexican public sector authorities and private companies.


Study Presentation in Mexico City


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