NGOs undertook two kinds of actions on a number of different levels. A collective of international organizations, well known and recognized for their experience fighting climate change, made proposals—here expressed only in general terms— during the summit plenary session that touched on energy efficiency, urban infrastructure, transportation, legislative development, environmental policy, administrative instruments, environmental education and communications, biodiversity conservation and environmental services, as well as financial and economic instruments.
The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), Greenpeace, The Nature Conservancy, Oxfam, The Climate Project, 350.org, PRONATURA, the Unión de Grupos Ambientalistas, the Despacho Székely, Presencia Ciudadana Mexicana and the Observatorio Ciudadano de Vigilancia Ambiental were participating organizations that were also present as guests of honor for pact ratification.
Read the NGOs speech at the WMSC: Stenographic version(Spanish only)
Additionally, a collective of Mexican organizations developed a series of actions to neutralize the carbon footprint of the Summit itself. The month-long project, carried out prior to the event, was entitled “Neutralizando la Huella de Carbono de la Cumbre Climática Mundial de Alcaldes” (“Neutralizing the World Mayors Climate Summit Carbon Footprint”). Each action involved 40 NGOs under the coordination of Presencia Ciudadana Mexicana A.C. Carbon footprint neutralization included a number of neighborhood, academic and government entities who lent their support to the program. Major actions included urban/reserve reforestation, green roofs and urban cycling activities. In addition to neutralizing the carbon footprint, the NGOs’ project also sought to publicize the summit’s meaning and importance to numerous other demographics.
The following groups participated in the project “Neutralizando la Huella de Carbono de la Cumbre Climática Mundial de Alcaldes”: Presencia Ciudadana Mexicana A.C., Unión de Grupos Ambientalistas (UGAM), Movimiento Agua y Juventud México, 350.org, Muévete x Tu Ciudad, COPSA, Bioplanet, Efecto Doppler, Misión Rescate Planeta Tierra México A.C., Fundación Apoyo a la Juventud IAP, Asociación Mexicana de Arboricultura, Mercado el 100, Red Mexicana de Tianguis y Mercados Orgánicos, Asociación Scout de México, Red Ambiental Scout, Ecolurias Ambientales, Cusibani Volviendo a la Vida, Azul Viviente, Biósfera México, Narradores Orales del Chopo, the Luminits rock group, Oficina Verde, Grupo Ecos Innovations, El Arco, Simah Ecar, FIDE Educaree, Ciclopistas Interestales, Red Naturaleza México, Interra Asilo de Plantas, Colectivo Sembradores Urbanos, Grupo Ecos Innovations, Semillas de Vida, Corredores del Bosque de Tlalpan, Enlace Ambiental, Efecto Verde, Cultura Integral Forestal, Ecotermic, AMTAVE, IMFUBU, and NEW VENTURES.
The entities supporting the project where: Unidad Habitacional “Villa Olímpica”, the Delegación Coyoacán Parks and Gardens Department,
the Ecoguardas, Yautlica and Educabit environmental centers of the Mexico City Ministry of the Environment, ECOBICI, Prepa Sí, Sistema de Aguas de la Ciudad de México, Heroico Cuerpo de Bomberos de la Ciudad de México, the Delegación Cuauhtémoc Office of General Urban Services, and Condominio Edificio Vizcaya. National Autonomous University participation included its science faculty, Biological Institute, Botanical Garden, Reforestation/Greenspace Department, the CETIS 11 National Graphic Arts School, CORENA and CONIECO.