Mexico’s House of Representatives Approve Climate Change Act

On April 19th, Mexico passed landmark legislation: the far-reaching Climate Change Act that will impose binding emission reduction targets on successive governments. The Act will also provide the government with the power to introduce new renewable energy incentives, phase out fossil fuel subsidies, and potentially introduce emissions trading mechanisms.  The legislation requires the government to cut emissions by 30 per cent by 2020 and ensure that 35% of the country’s electricity should come from renewable sources by 2024, and with an end goal of cutting carbon emissions 50 per cent by 2050.

For commentary summarizing aspects of Mexico’s Climate Change Act at Nature News online, go to: http://www.nature.com/news/mexico-passes-climate-change-law-1.10496

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