Canada, the United States and Mexico will work together to implement the historic Paris Agreement in support of the objective of keeping the increase in global average temperature below 2°C this century and continuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 ° C.
“We reaffirm our commitment to adhere to the agreement this year, and we call on all nations to support its entry into force in 2016. As we implement our national defined contributions, we will cooperate in climate change mitigation and adaptation, focusing particularly on highly integrated sectors, shared ecosystems, human health and efforts to reduce disaster risk”: NALS 2016.
The three governments committed to work with international partners and support partners in developing countries in their mitigation and adaptation efforts.
"We will also support the robust implementation of the provisions related to carbon markets and the transparency of the Paris Agreement and this year, we will develop medium and long term low GHS development strategies”: NALS 2016.
The three leaders affirmed their commitment to adopt an ambitious and comprehensive amendment to the Montreal Protocol on the gradual reduction of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in 2016, and the reduction of the use of HFCs, including through internal measures.
One of the goals is to eliminate inefficient fossil fuel subsidies by 2025 and promote universal energy access and they will work together to address the challenges of energy security and integration, clean energy investment, and regional energy cooperation in Central America and the Caribbean.
The Action Plan that supports this Joint Statement further elaborates the various activities that the three countries are undertaking to meet its commitments.