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The EU and the Government of Mexico together in decisive climate action

Mexico, 07/06/2019 - 16:52, UNIQUE ID: 190607_12
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The European Union (EU) and the Government of Mexico continue working together in providing an ambitious global response to the effects of climate change. As a result of a workshop organised by the Delegation of the European Union in Mexico and the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) in the framework of the project “Strategic Alliances for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement“ (SPIPA), both sides reiterated their interest in continuing their collaboration on various topics such as mitigation policies, long-term strategies for reducing emissions, climate information transparency, sustainable financing and adaptation planning.

The Deputy Minister for Management of Environmental Protection, Sergio Sánchez, and the EU Ambassador to Mexico, Klaus Rudischhauser, expressed optimism that this project would result in actions that have a measurable and replicable impact on the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions pledged in the framework of the Paris Agreement.

During the workshop were identified possible concrete actions on, inter alia, carbon markets, energy efficiency, links between adaptation information platforms, sectoral mitigation guides which could be considered under SPIPA.

In addition to the EU Delegation, the Directorate for Environmental Planning and Policy, and the Coordinating Unit of International Affairs of SEMARNAT, at the workshop participated representatives of different governmental environment entities (INECC, CONAFOR, CONANP, CONABIO, CONAGUA, PROFEPA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER), the Ministry for Agricultural, Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU), the Ministry for Communications and Transport (SCT), the Ministry of the Navy (SEMAR), the National Commission for the Use of Energy Efficiency (CONUEE), the Agency for Security, Energy and Environment (ASEA), the Mexican Institute of Water Technology, the NGO Pro Natura, as well as the Member States of the EU and their cooperation agencies.

Note to the publisher:

Climate change is a global challenge that requires a decisive response from the major world economies, representing about 80 % of global emissions. The European Union, as a key actor in international action, is committed to maintaining cooperation and building partnerships and alliances to achieve internationally agreed climate goals. The government of Mexico is one of the main allies of the EU in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and a partner in leading the transformation of the global economy to a zero carbon trajectory.

The SPIPA project contributes to the EU’s climate diplomacy efforts and fosters the cooperation between the EU and major non-European economies with the aim to promote the implementation of the Paris Agreement. It translates the political commitment to advance bilateral dialogues and cooperation in the field of climate action into concrete interventions in line with the level of global ambition set by the Paris Agreement.

More information on the SPIP project can be found in the following link

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