Vania Montalvo works for Transparencia Mexicana, the national chapter of Transparency International in Mexico. She coordinates the Climate Finance Integrity Program, which aims to ensure that the financial resources allocated to climate actions are not thwarted by corruption. To do so, the CFIP promotes greater accountability, transparency, openness and integrity in the management of project funds at national and global levels.
Mexico doesn't have enormous influence over this year's climate negotiations. But neither is it among the most vulnerable to climate change. Mexico, the coordinator of Transparencia Mexicana's Climate Finance Integrity Program argues, deserves to be in another category: climate innovators. Here's why.