In focus: Mexico’s climate change laws

February 5, 2013

environment -climate change - droughtRTCC, 2/4/2013

For the first time climate policymakers have a clear idea of how countries around the world are attempting to control their greenhouse gas emissions. We have selected the highlights from Globe’s analysis of Mexico’s  attempts to address climate change. Visit the Globe International website to download a full report and access data from the other countries featured.

Mexico was the standout country in 2012 on climate change. It passed a comprehensive climate change law – The General Law on Climate Change – with the support of all major political parties, a real achievement in a usually partisan Congress. In parallel, Congress approved legislation to prepare for the implementation of so-called REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). This progressive stance is indicative of Mexico’s positive approach to tackling climate change.

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