Biden delegate in Mexico defended wind and solar energy before AMLO

For John Kerry, the transition to a clean economy is a bigger change than the industrial revolution.

For John Kerry, the transition to a clean economy is a bigger change than the industrial revolution.

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The US special presidential envoy for the Climate, John Kerry, defended wind and solar energy on Monday before Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, whose electricity reform proposal has been singled out for relegating clean energy.

“Taking action in all sectors of the economy and moving to a zero emissions economy offers opportunities and it’s the best for our livesKerry said at an event with López Obrador and senior Mexican officials in Palenque, in the southeastern state of Chiapas.

President Joe Biden’s special envoy stressed that the move to a clean economy involves a “change bigger than the industrial revolution“And stressed that the jobs that have grown the most in recent years in the United States” are wind energy and solar panel technicians. “

“Scientists have told us without a doubt that if you want to curb the rise in temperature, if you want zero emissions by 2050, have to be reduced between 2020 and 2030He warned.

Kerry visited Mexico on Monday as the guest of López Obrador, who showed him the operation of the Sembrando Vida program, a government plan that provides 5,000 pesos a month ($ 248 dollars) to peasants who plant trees on their land.

“We recognize that stop deforestation and rescue the ecosystem It is fundamental, ”said Kerry, who applauded that the López Obrador government is“ paying attention to that ”.

The US official stressed that the Sembrando Vida program is “a symbol of Mexico’s leadership at a time when it is essential to take action on climate change.”

Mexico is exporting the Sembrando Vida program to several Central American countries to develop the region and curb forced migration, and has asked the United States government to support it.

President Biden thanked López Obrador days ago in a letter for the “financing and implementation” of the program in Central America, and pledged to increase US “investment” in the region.

Kerry arrives in Mexico in full controversy over López Obrador’s electricity reform proposal, which according to businessmen and environmentalists relegates to clean energy.

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