From the National Palace, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador described the meeting he held in Chiapas with John Kerry as a “good meeting”, United States Special Envoy for Climate.
“It was a very good meeting, John Kerry is a person who was a senator in the United States for many years, was a candidate for the presidency of the republic… An experienced politician… Also intelligent, professional, friendly, with great respect for Mexico, for Mexicans and it was a good meeting, “he said in his morning conference.
The Mexican president said that Mexico will present in November a report with updated environmental commitments at the next United Nations Conference on Climate Change, COP26, to be held in Glasgow Scotland.
“We agreed, Marcelo Ebrard is tasked with preparing a proposal with commitments that Mexico will formally present at the Climate Change Summit that will be held in November and we will specify what those commitments are,” he mentioned.
After the visit of John Kerry this Monday to Mexican territory to evaluate the “Sembrando Vida” program promoted by the Mexican government, the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, said that Mexico is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 22% and carbon emissions by 51%.
“What is the point reached? Both Mexico and the United States are going to work together to accelerate the contributions we can make to reduce methane gas emissions, to meet all the goals that we have set for ourselves, ”he said.
“The president agreed by 2022 to be able to expand even the goals, On the basis of seriousness, I insist, not on setting objectives that correspond to other governments, but starting from now ”, commented the Mexican Foreign Minister.
Marcelo Ebrard pointed out that “Mexico is going to participate together with the United States” in the green economy, because “it is a closeness, an agreement, a sharing of goals and objectives”, although “each according to their possibilities.”
“Mexico and the United States are also going to see how we can develop new initiatives together and also finance or find adequate financing for what is going to be the green economy,” said the Mexican official.
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