Mexico passes ambitious climate law

Yesterday the Mexican Lower House (Chamber of Deputies) passed a most ambitious law to fight climate change.  As the local newspapers report, this was a landslide as there was 280 votes for and only ten against.

As Kees van der Leun noted on Twitter, the country would slash by 50 percent its greenhouse gases by 2050. The country is the second after the United Kingdom to pass comprehensive national climate change legislation.

This takes place two years after the Cancun Conference of Parties and as the country is facing a most severe drought that “is just a foretaste of a drier future “ as Reuters noted.

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