Mexico joins international alliance in the fight against climate change


President Andrés Manuel López Obrador participated in the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change convened by President Joseph Biden and coordinated by the special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry.

On behalf of the Government of Mexico, the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, María Luisa Albores González and the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon were present.

US President Joe Biden asked world leaders to cut methane, and join in the fight against climate change.

Biden made the remarks during the virtual meeting of the Major Economies Forum (MEF), a follow-up to an Earth Day meeting he hosted in April to unveil new U.S. greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and press other countries to do more to curb theirs.

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The United Kingdom heeded the call, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledging to be among the first signatories of the Global Methane Pledge to reduce emissions of harmful gas.

Argentina, Indonesia, Italy, and Mexico also joined the alliance, while Ghana and Iraq signaled interest in joining, according to a White House summary of the meeting, which noted those countries represent six of the top 15 methane emitters globally.

Source: Reuters

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