Mexico Passes Major Climate Law

Nation is second to act on warming


Mexico’s senate voted unanimously on Thursday to pass a long-term climate change law that will curb carbon emissions and shift energy production to renewable sources. The bill aims to reduce emission growth to fifty percent by 2050 and obligates government agencies to use renewable energy. Mexico will also explore hydro-electricity, bio fuels, and solar and geothermal energy options. “No developing country in the world has a climate law, let alone a climate law that has this vision and this ambition,” Vanessa Perez-Cirera, head of WWF Mexico’s climate and energy programs, said. Mexican President Felipe Calderón is expected to sign the bill this week, making Mexico the second country after the United Kingdom to pass global-warming legislation.

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