Latin nations, U.S. states collaborating on climate


More than 1,000 miles apart, Mexico and the U.S. state of Washington nevertheless have close ties. Like the humpback whales that depart the U.S. Northwest every year for Mexico’s warm Pacific-coast waters, large numbers of Washington state seniors also throng south of the border to spend the winter. Meanwhile, large numbers of workers and students of Mexican heritage work or study in Washington. And Gov. Jay Inslee’s office reports Mexico is the biggest international customer for Washington’s apples and dairy products. Recently, Inslee and the administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to cooperate on greenhouse-gas reduction, air-quality improvement, green investment and other environmental priorities. According to Mexico’s Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat... [Log in to read more]

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