Carbon Inventories Implementation as Competitive Strategy in Mexican Industry

  • Yolanda Mendoza CavazosEmail author
  • Yesenia Sánchez Tovar
  • Mariana Zerón Felix
Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)


Nowadays, Mexico occupies the 14th position in the Global Carbon Atlas for GHG emissions. Geographic features and unfavorable social conditions bring the Country in a very vulnerable place for the effects of global climate change. For this reason, Mexico committed to reducing by the 30% its Green House Gases (GHG) emissions by 2013, and 50% by 2050. Sustainability management is a strategy triggering enormous potential to businesses and public bodies, being an overarching driver for innovation and competitiveness. Proactive firms look at environmental protection duties as an opportunity and an additional business input able to breed economic benefits in its region. The purpose of this paper is to present the need for carbon inventories as the base for a sustainable strategy in the competitiveness of Mexican companies. A particular emphasis is given to the assessment of each organization as a potential contributor to climate change, as well as their level of awareness about existing mitigation and adaptations strategies or national commitments. This study reveals the crucial role of federal government and regional context in their cultural and social humus, necessary for the implementation of climate change mitigation strategies in pursuit of a local and global sustainable development.


Climate change Mexico Industry Strategy Sustainability management 



This work is the result of the NPTC (511-6/18-9249) project research process for New full-time faculty member from the School of Commerce and Management, at Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas. Including the collaboration of the academic body “UAT-CA-103 Regional Development Strategies” and the support of the faculty support department PRODEP.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yolanda Mendoza Cavazos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yesenia Sánchez Tovar
    • 1
  • Mariana Zerón Felix
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de Comercio y Administración VictoriaUniversidad Autónoma de TamaulipasTamaulipasMexico

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