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28 de Noviembre de 2015

CO2 Reduction Objectives in Mexico

Mexico is part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992) and their Kyoto Protocol, also it was the first emergent country to announce their objectives against climate change.

Objectives (2020):

  • 20% decreasing of greenhouse gas emissions (GEI) respect of 1990
  • 20% of total energy consumption from renewable energies
  • Increasing of at least 20% of energy efficiency

Objectives (2040):

  • Decreasing of at least 40% of greenhouse gas emissions (GEI) respect of 1990
  • At least 27% of total energy consumption from renewable energies
  • Increasing of at least 20% of energy efficiency

Objectives (2050):

  • Decreasing about 85-90% GEI emissions respect 1990

Their strategy considers a top of emissions in 2026 and a subsequent lowering that suppose:

  • A 25% volunteer reduction of greenhouse gas emission (2020-2030) that involve
    • decrease a 30% of emissions from 2020
    • 50% in 2050 in relation to emissions of 2000

It is a challenge and an opportunity to:

  • To take advantage of the great potential to develop clean energy
  • Preserving and using sustainably the natural capital
  • To correct inefficiencies in energy use
  • To generate employment with a green economy
  • Promoting territorial sustainably development
  • Increasing competitiveness and
  • To get better public health and life quality of the population

As a result of the threats and opportunities that emerge in the field of green technologies like a motor of development, the European Union and the rest of the world contributes to the global objectives through specific commitments that contributes to climate change. Further information on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC’s) is available on:

http://www4.unfccc.int/submissions/indc/Submission%20Pages/submissions.aspx

Reference:

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/english/2015/11/28/epn-travels-paris-participate-cop-21