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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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[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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[13 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Towards a green future: Mexico, example of sustainable development

The challenge for the world and, therefore, of each country, is to take proper actions to prevent the advance of climate change. Local news may manage to distract our attention from this subject, but there are urgent and important actions to be taken by all of us.
Mexico, like many countries, has implemented an array of strategies to protect the environment and the current quality of life of its citizens. An article in the British newspaper The Guardian recently mentioned the Zero Emissions program in Mexico City as an example …