Applause, questions greet Calderón climate plan


Among the main objectives of U.S. President George Bush’s recent proposal for a climate-change summit next year of the world’s biggest polluters was to see that developing nations—not just developed ones—adopt greenhouse-gas emissions goals. By the time Bush issued his proposal in a meeting Sept. 28, however, one of the developing nations represented—Mexico—already had responded. In May, Mexican President Felipe Calderón unveiled his government’s National Climate Change Strategy, a plan aimed at ensuring that Mexico’s carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2014 are 25 billion tons lower than they would be if no action were taken. Mexico’s plan, touted by officials here as the first greenhouse-gas-reduction strategy by a developing nation, would seem to square with Bush’s call... [Log in to read more]

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