Climate change is a priority

“Humans are the cause of climate change but, I am sure, we can also be the solution.” President Enrique Peña Nieto
Climate change is a state commitment for Mexico, declared President Enrique Peña Nieto during his participation in the Plenary Session of Heads of State and Government of the Climate Summit 2014, in the framework of the 69th United Nations General Assembly.
The President emphasized that addressing climate change requires the commitment and combined efforts of all nations and of all stakeholders, “We must speed up efforts to advance the care and protection of our common home, our only home, which is planet Earth.”
He stressed that Mexico has given an important place this phenomenon in structural reforms, especially in Energy Reform, which incorporates sustainability criteria into the Constitution.
It will also increase the production of natural gas and imports, accelerating the replacement of fuel oil and diesel in various industrial processes, including power generation and transportation.
He explained that, “In Tax Reform, and based on our global commitment, Mexico’s Congress approved the establishment of a carbon tax on fossil fuels, which, together with the National Emissions Registry, allows us to implement a greenhouse gas emission trading scheme.”
This reform encourages the generation of electricity from cleaner sources of energy, by establishing the immediate deductibility of investments in this industry. The president said that, “In electricity, we will promote smart transmission grids by facilitating interconnection for clean energy producers in areas with greater geothermal, wind or solar potential.” With 1.4 percent of global emissions of greenhouse gases, Mexico is a moderate emitter. However, it is strengthening its measures to respond to climate change. The president explained that in 2012, the General Law on Climate Change came into force. One of its main objectives is to reduce baseline emissions by 30% by 2030 and by 50% in 2050, in comparison with emissions in 2000.
In 2013, he added, a further step was taken by implementing the National Climate Change Strategy, which will be responsible for coordinating mitigation and adaptation strategies for the next 40 years. This year, the Special Climate Change Program was launched with specific measures to be developed during this administration to control greenhouse gases and short-lived climate pollutants.
The Special Programme for the Development of Renewable Energy was also established this year. “We will thereby be able to go beyond the provisions of the respective law by setting an even more audacious goal: in 2018, 34.6 per cent of electricity generation capacity will be based on renewable energies and clean technologies; thereby ensuring that over a quarter of all the country’s electricity comes will come from low carbon sources.
At the plenary session, the president proposed to the General Assembly the creation of an Intergovernmental Panel on Water as a space for developing new adaptation works, which will enable countries to be better prepared for the impact of increasingly severe weather events.
“It is important for all the nations in the world together to reach an effective and efficient agreement that incorporates robust financial mechanisms to support national strategies for developing countries in 2015,” he said.

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  1. Global warming , climate change and the carbon tax based on human cause is just political correctness for greater control and taxing of the working people; and like yearly seasonal changes, is not in the domain of humanity nor of governments.

    Some 90 percent of all the mass of living organisms on Earth are in the bacteria, that fill the sky, on all objects on the surface of our sphere, within all 7.5 billion people, and down to some 5 miles deep in the Earth.

    Science has underestimated the amount of carbon dioxide taken in by the trees and other vegetation for food by some 17 percent, as evidenced by the total amount of food in carbon dioxide required for healthy forests, plants and grasses.

    The present outgassing of methane gas on a global scale is evidence that the tipping point has been reached of the ending of the past ice age, and that the mass migration of species that has always occurred at this time is underway.

    Many countries have massive deserts, and California is one state in the U.S. that is experiencing massive water shortages due to ground water being pumped out of the underground aquifer to a point of depletion to make up for the low amount of annual rainfall that is required for agriculture.

    Mexico is in the same water crises position that started in the 1920s after the Mexican Revolution … from agriculturalists that built canal networks , dam projects and underwater pumps to distribute and maximize access to water and facilitate an expansion of the people.

    The same thing happened to the Maya civilization by 900 AD, forcing them to move north into the U.S. state of Georgia , along the Mississippi River valley ..

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