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At Mexican Summit, President Ties Keystone XL Pipeline to Climate Concerns

February 22, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Keystone and Climate Concerns

The president met with the prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and president of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, at the “Three Amigos Summit”. But not all the conversation between the president and prime minister focused on which women’s Olympic ice hockey team would win today.[read more]

Mexico as Bellwether for an Unsubsidized Solar Eenrgy Future

January 8, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

While subsidies have driven the thriving solar markets of Germany, Japan, China and the U.S., botched efforts in Spain, Italy, and the Czech Republic have driven markets to collapse. But with Mexico and the rest of Latin America, we're seeing renewable markets evolve with far less government largesse.[read more]

International Spotlights Shine on Mexico's Air Quality, Climate Change Efforts

August 1, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Mexico Air Quality Panel

Mexico hosted the Climate and Clean Air Coalition last week which met to discuss efforts among members to limit short-lived pollutants and mitigate climate change. There were commitments from the Mexican government to reduce black carbon.[read more]

Ford to Buy Solar Energy from Mexican Power Plant

June 2, 2013 by Zachary Shahan

Mexican solar energy

Ford has signed an agreement to consume 15 percent of the electricity produced by Sonora80M Group’s 20 MW solar park, which is anticipated to get up to 80 MW after all four phases are complete.[read more]

Latin America’s Largest Solar Energy Plant In The Works

May 31, 2013 by Tina Casey

cause for celebration?

A new 30 MW solar photovoltaic power plant is currently being constructed in Mexico — in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Once completed, the plant will be Latin America’s largest photovoltaic solar energy plant.[read more]

Can Mexico's New President Achieve Energy Reform?

August 16, 2012 by James Coan

3D Map of Mexico via Shutterstock


Most probably, on December 1st, Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN), the presidential candidate of PRI party, will become the new Mexican president for a six year term. The PRI was the dominant political party in Mexico from 1929 to 2000 although with different names. The resurgence of the PRI comes after a 12 year interregnum of the PAN, a...[read more]

A Prelude to Rio: Mexico Takes a Stand to Protect Irreplaceable Coral Reef

June 18, 2012 by Peter Lehner

NRDC has been calling for the Rio+20 Earth Summit to be a different type of international meeting – one where our world leaders act, and not just talk. On Friday, Mexican president Calderón set the stage for Rio with the rejection of a controversial and destructive tourism development project on the Baja California coast. This is...[read more]

Mexico Sets Legally Binding Carbon Reduction Targets

May 4, 2012 by Joseph Romm

Since Mexico’s legislative body passed sweeping climate change legislation on April 19, Mexico joins the UK as the only two countries in the world with legally binding emissions goals to combat climate change.[read more]

The Brazil Spill

December 16, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

Late yesterday I saw a headline reporting that Chevron was being assessed more than $10 billion for a spill from its drilling activities offshore Brazil last month. The story was later revised to clarify that the amount in question was associated with a civil lawsuit being filed by a Brazilian prosecutor, rather than an actual fine by...[read more]

The Future Of Oil In Mexico

April 29, 2011 by Amy Myers Jaffe

Mexico, one of the largest oil exporters to the United States, could become a net oil importer in the next decade if it fails to make sufficient upstream oil field investments utilizing new and advanced technologies, according to a new Baker Institute-Oxford University study being released today in Mexico City. The study event “The...[read more]

Mexico can be a leader when it hosts the next climate negotiations by taking additional steps to reduce its global warming emissions

September 28, 2010 by NRDC Switchboard

Mexico will host the next major climate negotiation meeting in Cancun this December.  As the host they will play a critical role in helping to produce a successful outcome in the international negotiations (as I discussed here).  And they will also be expected to show the world that it is a leader in taking action to address...[read more]

Logistics for Cancun Climate Negotiations: Another Copenhagen?

May 15, 2010 by Hugh Bartling

Moon Palace Resort, Cancun, photo: Thomas J. Hartnett Last year’s climate negotiations in Copenhagen left much to be desired.  Instead of  a comprehensive global deal with a legally-binding treaty, we saw a voluntary political agreement with weak mitigation targets.   For those who attended the negotiations, simply...[read more]

"Petersberg Climate Dialogue" wraps up in Bonn, Germany

May 6, 2010 by Richard Graves

Environment ministers and high-level government officials wrapped up an informal meeting earlier this week in Bonn, Germany where they began discussions on drafting a new international climate change treaty for the next major United Nation's climate summit to be held in Cancun, Mexico later this year. According to media reports there was...[read more]

Mexico’s social protection policies: can they tackle climate risks?

March 3, 2010 by Climatico Analysis

PROGRESA/Oportunidades: Social protection in Mexico (Image by: Peter Bate, IDB, 2004) Global environmental change, particularly in the form of global warming, exacerbates the risks faced by vulnerable rural communities whose livelihoods depend on climate-sensitive activities. The occurrence of immediate climate shocks, such as...[read more]

Good or Bad for Mexico? UN Climate Chief Yvo de Boer Resigns

February 18, 2010 by Tim Hurst

UNFCCC chief Yvo de Boer resigns, raising further Mexico questions. In a move that apparently didn’t surprise those who knew him, United Nations top climate official Yvo de Boer announced his resignation on Thursday, effective July 1 this year. He has served in that capacity since being appointed by Kofi Annan in 2006. De Boer cited...[read more]