The preparation of new housing projects in six Mexican cities (starting in Aguascalientes City) with
the financing from Sociedad Hiptecaria Federal, began in 2012. CONAVI is already in the preparation
stage with international carbon financing institutions to fund the building of 35,708 houses, which
would be expected to mitigate 1,627 megatonnes of CO@2 in a 40 year life
In shanty towns undergoing urbanization, water heating (where existent) is produced by means of
electric heaters, which are precariously connected and in many cases entail high risk. The
installation of solar collectors in these sorts of neighbourhoods allows for users to have hot water
all year long, while at the same time, reducing electrification risks and future energy costs.
Stakeholders and local governments have worked for several years to humanize these shanty urban
spaces. One of the big stumbling blocks has been access to electricity. Thus developing a policy and
the technological skills and awareness of clean, renewal energy sources is a critical need to
complement development plans and strategies for these areas.
For this activity, the direct beneficiaries include 3,860 people in the Los Piletones neighbourhood,
who use the sports centre, as well as the five families who received the water heaters. Community
consultation was key, with residents selecting which homes to receive the water heaters. A second
stage in the activity will include training for local residents on the installation of the water
heaters, which will include learning how to construct the devices from available local materials.
Between 2012 and 2020, more than 7 million new housing units are being constructed. Assuming 100 per
cent penetration of the NAMA scenario, the activity could achieve emission reductions ranging from 84
megatonnes of carbon dioxide to 140 megatonnes of CO2 by 2020.
The government is also in the process of developing an existing housing NAMA, looking at an existing
stock of 28 million homes as of 2010.
For potential donors and investors, the NAMA Fund will accept soft loans and grants. The funding will
address both the supply and demand side, for example providing bridging loans for housing developers
and support for home buyers.