NRDC President: Mexico’s Climate Pledge Will Help Secure Global Agreement
WASHINGTON (March 27, 2015) – Mexico, the 12th largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, announced today that it will peak its emissions by 2026 and reduce them 22 percent by 2030, an important pledge in the lead-up to international climate negotiations held later this year in Paris.
Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued the following statement:
“Mexico has made an ambitious and important commitment in the fight against global warming. Its pledge to make meaningful cuts in dangerous carbon pollution sends a signal that will help secure a global climate protection agreement in Paris this year. We are confident that Mexico can meet or exceed these targets and we look forward to helping Mexico deliver on its clean energy potential.”