The Mexican Senate unanimously passed the General Climate Change Law last Thursday evening, 19th of April, making it the first developing country to pass a law with comprehensive long-term objectives for combating climate change.
Mexico’s General Climate Change Law outlines the following goals:
A reduction in carbon emissions by 50% by 2050.
35% of Mexico’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources by 2024.
The establishment of the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change, a research and development institution.
The creation of a foundation for raising and channeling public, private, national and international financial resources for carrying out relevant projects.
“We can no longer afford to postpone this national law,” said Senator Eva Sandoval Contreras.
From July 2010 to July 2011, 43,355 restoration activities from the damages of climate change took place in 570 municipalities, totaling over $2.2 billion USD. The senators used this example to show the economic implications of failing to implement measures that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Even Mexico jumping on supposedly "costly" Wind Energy.
The U.S. isn't even keeping up with cheap labor countries like Mexico: