The Molina Center is a non-profit independent organization focuses primarily on efforts to make contributions to energy and environmental sustainability through policy-relevant interdisciplinary research, improvement of decision-making concerning environmental problems through better application of scientific and technological knowledge, and contributions to the training of future leaders through interdisciplinary research and by collaboration with leading international academic and research institutions.
The Molina Center has been involved in the science and policy of Short-lived Climate Pollutants. In January 2011, the Molina Center organized an expert workshop on the characterization of emissions sources of methane and black carbon in Mexico and their potential mitigation strategies. This was followed by an international workshop on science and policy of SLCPs in September 2011 in Mexico City. The Center also co-organized the Latin America and the Caribbean regional workshop on SLCPs in Colombia in October 2012.
Currently, the Molina Center is collaborating with UNEP and the Mexican National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) to implement GEF-sponsored project on Short-Lived Climate Forcers (SLCF) in Mexico aiming to contribute to the development and implementation of Low Emissions Development Strategy for Mexico by promoting clean energy and energy efficiency through an integrated assessment of SLCF, and the development and demonstration of targeted SLCF mitigation policies.
In addition, the Molina Center is involved in the development of the Coalition’s First-Order Rapid National Action Planning on SLCPs with UNEP, Mexico (via INECC) and the Stockholm Environment Institute.