Across North America, we are helping restore ecosystems affected by climate change, including across Mexico, where Sempra Infrastructure serves almost 500,000 residential, commercial and industrial consumers.
According to the United Nations, climate change in Mexico could lead to an increase in the intensity of droughts, rain and tropical cyclones, exacerbating inequities in employment, health, and access to food, water and other resources. At Sempra, we understand that everything is interconnected and that we have an active role to play in advancing a better future for all.
Mangroves in Mexico
A clean environment is critical to a healthy and vibrant future for everyone. One way the Sempra family of companies helps is by supporting projects that avoid, reduce, absorb or sequester carbon. Carbon sequestration reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by capturing and storing it in nature.
WILDCOAST is an international conservation team with a mission to conserve and protect coastal and marine ecosystems through natural solutions. They work closely with local communities to preserve healthy oceans and thriving coastlines.
WILDCOAST launched the One Million Mangrove Mission to help restore degraded mangrove habitat on the Mexican Pacific Coast. Through a recent grant from Sempra, WILDCOAST is planting 3,500 seedlings; monitoring and providing maintenance of 43,500 planted trees; collecting carbon samples in restoration sites; and, in the final phase of the program, will be planting an additional 43,000 seedlings. The work in Laguna San Ignacio is engaging local community members — including local women’s groups, who are being trained on how to monitor and maintain restored mangrove forests.
Laguna Grande restoration in Mexico
Another organization supported by Sempra is the Sonoran Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on conservation with a long history of restoring rivers and landscapes.
One area the institute is looking to reinvigorate is the Colorado River Delta in Sonora, Mexico, whose ecosystem has suffered from the impacts of global warming and climate change. Over the past 15 years, the Sonoran Institute and local communities have restored nearly 540 acres of habitat to create the Laguna Grande Restoration Area. Sempra recently supported the next phase of the ambitious project, which aims to enhance the restoration sites to sustain biodiversity and facilitate connectivity of the river’s flow, while deepening community engagement through education and volunteer opportunities.
To fulfill our mission to be North America’s premier energy infrastructure company, Sempra embraces our responsibility to empower the communities we serve in Mexico and beyond. This includes supporting meaningful climate action initiatives, delivering increasingly cleaner energy to customers and improving the resilience of energy systems to better withstand the impacts of climate change. Together, these actions can help advance a better future for all.