On August 20, 2020, Greenpeace Mexico filed a complaint in the District Court in Mexico City against Mexico's new Energy Sector Program for 2020-2024. The Program was finalized on July 8, 2020. The complaint alleges that the Program violates human rights -- including the right to a healthy environment and right of access to electricity based on renewable sources -- by promoting fossil fuel use at the expense of investments in renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and adaptation.
On September 21, 2020, the Court stayed issued a preliminary injunction temporarily suspending the program pending resolution of the case. The Court suspended the program, in part, because it prioritized fossil fuels in a way that could constitute imminent danger that is difficult to repair.