April 17, 2009

US, Mexico Partnering To Fight Climate Change

It was announced on Thursday that the United States and Mexico are embarking on a new partnership to address climate change and will encourage environmentally-friendly forms of green living.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, in a conference in Mexico City, decided to expand political and technical partnership on those subjects by creating a "US-Mexico Bilateral Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change," the White House said.

"The Bilateral Framework will focus on: renewable energy, energy efficiency, adaptation, market mechanisms, forestry and land use, green jobs, low carbon energy technology development and capacity building," the statement said.

An approach to decrease the amount of greenhouse emissions will also be addressed, it said.

The statement noted that Mexico will host a gathering of a leading economies round-table on climate change in the future months. The first meeting will occur in Washington at the end of April.

The United States would like Mexico to host the Sixteenth United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 16) in 2010, the statement added.


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