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Mexico has potential to meet its ambitious climate targets, but more action needed

3rd May 2012

Mexico has made some of the most advanced efforts in the developing world to tackle climate change, including passing strong climate change law, however Mexico still has a long way to go to achieve its emissions reduction targets, according to a new report, released today.  

The 120-page analysis is part of an ongoing investigation by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) team from Climate Analytics and Ecofys as to whether current or pledged climate action will be enough limit the negative effects of climate change by holding global temperature increase below 2°C. It examines all sectors: electricity, industry, transport, agriculture, forestry and buildings and compares action against the CAT’s own long term low-carbon vision.

“Mexico has performed well on the international stage, both in helping to get international agreements and showing a strong commitment to developing its own national institutional and strategic framework. “The latest success for Mexico is the passing of a climate change law”, said Marion Vieweg, the Climate Action Tracker’s project manager for the report. 

“However, more action is needed to meet its current targets. With the adoption of the climate change law, Mexico now needs to put more effort into actually implementing specific policies that secure long term action.”

Download the press release, the full report and the executive summary in English or Spanish.