Mexico Has a Path to Meet Its Climate Pledges

By Luisa Palacios, Diego Rivera Rivota

Fulfilling the country’s commitments to reduce emissions will be a critical task for the next administration.

Next year, Mexicans will choose a successor to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the 2024-2030 presidential term, or sexenio. This will not be an ordinary sexenio: At stake is whether Mexico will be able to deliver on the country’s climate pledge of a 35% emissions reduction by 2023 under its Paris Accord commitment. Whether Mexico, the world’s 14th largest economy, achieves its climate commitments is of relevance not only for the next president’s international and domestic credibility and the country’s future competitiveness. It is also of global relevance. Mexico is...

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