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[28 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Mexico “Walks the Talk” regarding Climate Change

In an unprecedented move, on May of this year the Mexican Congress approved a Climate Change Law. The law sets specific targets and country commitments on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy. With it, Mexico will gradually, but surely, reduce its carbon print and with it, its contribution to global warming.
The only similar legislation to have been enacted so far elsewhere in the world was introduced by the UK government. It is truly a worldly example of unilateral commitment, and shows the commitment that these …

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[14 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Environmental Performance: Mexico Under a New Light

According to the Environmental Performace Index, issued by collaboration of the Yale University and Columbia University with collaboration of the World Economic Forum and the Joint Centre Research of the European Union, Mexico ranks 43 out of 163 countries.
The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) loosk at performance indicators tracked across ten policy categories, covering both environmental public health and ecosystem vitality. These indicators provide a gauge at anational government scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy goals.
Mexico ranks 43 and has a 67.3 score, which represents the average …

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Mexico Truly Committed with the Environment and Aeronautical Industry through Bio Fuel Leadership

In recent years, Mexico has taken the lead in sustainable and environmental friendly initiatives. Derived from these initiatives, Mexico has achieved outstanding results such as Mexico’s city air quality improvement, outstanding green house emissions reductions, as well as indisputable leadership in COP16.
Now, Mexico has its eyes set on becoming a major World player in the production and consumption of bio jet fuels and it is taking all the necessary steps to become a World class leader in the sector. Oil prices have increased fivefold in just a few years raising …

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[7 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Mexico Causing Results in COP16!

The XVI International Conference on Climate Change, or COP 16 (Conference of the Parties) was held in Cancun from November 29 to December 10, 2010. This conference, organized under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, aimed at concluding a legally binding agreement on the climate that applies from 2012, when agreements reached at the Kyoto Protocol will be concluded. It was programmed after the 2009 Copenhagen Conference failed to find such an agreement.
Unlike Last year´s conference in Copenhagen, in which too many expectations were drawn upon, the conference …

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[21 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]
Mexico City: A Worldwide Example of Air Quality Improvement

In 1992, Mexico City was declared the city with poorest air quality in the world. Mexico City once had the worst rate of global pollution, and thus earned the nickname “The most dangerous city in the world for children.” However, an impressive improvement in recent years has managed to help reduce its emissions substantially. Mexico City is not among the top 20 most polluted cities in the world according the UN. In fact, according to this scale, Mexico City went from a score of 10, -the worst possible- to 5 …

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[16 Dec 2009 | One Comment | ]
Mexico’s committed road to Copenhagen

More than 100 heads of state will be in Copenhagen this Friday to try and find some consensus on the next steps that both developing and industrialized nations should take to mitigate the effects of climate change.
While we all hope for a positive outcome, it is a fact that some nations have already been showing a much firmer commitment than others when it comes to reducing their greenhouse emissions.
Climateactiontracker.org is an organization that provides an up-to-date assessment of individual national pledges to make this a greener world.
On the road to …

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[24 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Harvard award to Mexico City bus system

The Metrobus Project, an innovative and first-rate bus system that has considerably reduced traffic congestion and pollution in Mexico City, recently received Harvard University’s Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnerships.
The Metrobus transportation system, which is already being considered a possible model for similar implementations in other countries, was launched in 2005 along a 19 kilometers stretch (12 miles) of one of Mexico City’s busiest avenues. It complements the metropolis’ very busy subway.
More than 30 projects competed for the award. According to Harvard’s statement referring to the announcement of the …