New graphs from JOIN – Agencia Ciudadana de Noticias

Jovenes Informados: Agencia Ciudadana de Noticias, 4/25/12

The Mexico based Group ‘JOIN: Agencia Ciudadana de Noticias’ has releasedthe latest graphs in its ongoing series “México rumbo al 2012, por un voto mejor informado”. 

According to the group, their graphs are based on publicly available information and are intended to inform the public on current issues in Mexico that will impact the upcoming presidential election.  This issue contains graphs focused on three types of development in Mexico: Social, Economic, and Sustainable.

The graph on Social development, containing data on poverty in Mexico, can be viewed here.

The graph on Economic development, containing data on Mexican salaries, GDP, and the prices of basic consumer goods can be viewed here.

The graph on sustainable development, containing data on the quality of water, deforestation and biodiversity in Mexico can be viewed here.


WRI’s EMBARQ Wins Harvard University Award for Mexico City Bus Project

Mexico cityWorld Resources Institute, 11/12/09

EMBARQ – the World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transport – today receives the 2009 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership from Harvard University for its work in establishing Mexico City’s Metrobus, a sustainable transit project in one of the world’s most populated and congested cities.

“We’re honored to receive this award,” said Nancy Kete, director of EMBARQ. “We always knew that creating a public-private partnership model was necessary to overcome the political challenges that often impede sustainable transportation.” Mexico City’s Metrobus is a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system designed to reduce air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and traffic while improving the quality of life for commuters.

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Billionaire Slim launches $100 million Mexico green project

Agence France Presse, 6/4/2009

Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, one of the world’s richest men, on Thursday launched a joint 100 million dollar project to protect Mexico’s environment with the government and the World Wildlife Fund.

“I believe that looking after the environment will be one of the big generators of jobs in the future,” Slim said on a beach on Mexico’s Caribbean island of Cozumel at the launch of the alliance. “Whether there’s a crisis or not, the cost of looking after the environment and reducing risks is more advisable than not doing anything,” Slim said.

The alliance aims to promote sustainable development in one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. Six priority regions, including northern deserts, tropical Caribbean beaches and eastern jungles — representing 30 percent of the country — are involved in the project, and funding from both the public and private sectors will later increase, said Mexican Environment Secretary Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada.

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