Mexico praised for pledging carbon-emission cuts


As part of the preparations for the global climate change conference in Paris this December, countries have pledged to present individual targets for reductions in greenhouse gases. The end of March was politely suggested as a deadline. And Mexico has met it. The government last month presented a climate-action plan providing for reductions after 2020, becoming the first emerging market and the first Latin American country to announce its goal. The plan—called an “intended nationally determined contribution” or INDC in the jargon of the United Nations climate talks—aims to reduce Mexico’s greenhouse gas output 22% by 2030 compared to a baseline of the emissions that would be generated without taking action. Mexico also promises to reduce emissions of black carbon, or soot... [Log in to read more]

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