FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, Mar. 27, 2015
Mark Magaña | (202) 230-2070 | MarkMagana@GreenLatinos.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon Mexico announced their Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) laying out their national commitments to curb carbon pollution and reaffirming their commitment to addressing global climate change. They also joined with the United States in announcing the launch of a high-level Joint Task Force on Clean Energy and Climate Change Policy.
GreenLatinos issues the following statement from our President, Mark Magaña:
“Todays release of the Mexican government’s commitment to cut carbon by 22% below current trajectories by 2030 and peak their emissions by 2026 represents a strong step forward. Mexico deserves credit for these commitments and as the first Latin American country to commit to their carbon pollution reductions prior to the Paris climate negotiations, setting the standard for subsequent country contributions.”
“We are hopeful that this significant announcement will be transparently implemented with real input from a wide variety of affected individuals and NGOs. Doing this will help move Mexico toward a cleaner future with more renewable energy while providing protections for vulnerable populations and irreplaceable natural ecosystems”