· More than 150 Heads of State and Government are expected to participate.

· Mexico recognizes the importance of this meeting with global leaders, whose results will be critical to the future of the global environment: Eduardo Sánchez Hernández

· On Monday, the Mexican president will also participate  in a high-level meeting to set a price on carbon emissions and double investment in technological innovation, he said.

· Mexico participates in international discussions with leadership, assuming commitments and clear goals, he declared in a joint press conference with the head of SEMARNAT and the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry.

At a joint press conference with head of SEMARNAT Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, and Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Miguel Ruiz Cabanas, General Coordinator of Social Communication of the President’s Office and Government Spokesperson Eduardo Sánchez Hernández reported that President Enrique Pena Nieto will be absent from the country from November 28 to 30 to participate in the Twenty-First Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, France.

He stressed that our country, “Participates in international discussions with leadership, assuming commitments and clear goals.”

He said that Mexico recognizes the importance of this meeting with global leaders, whose results will be critical to the future of the global environment:

He explained that during his brief stay in Paris, President Enrique Peña Nieto will participate with other Heads of State and Government, international financial institutions and major business groups in a high-level meeting to set a price on carbon emissions and double investment in technological innovation.

He said that, “Climate change is one of the most important challenges facing the planet," and is one of the major challenges of the century, whose environmental, economic and social effects demand urgent and ambitious actions.

Due to its geographical position, he said, our country is extremely vulnerable to this phenomenon, which demands concrete actions and, “Mexico has implemented them at the national level.”

He said the during its participation in COP21, the government will repeat its conviction that development is possible without affecting the population and the environment.

He considered that COP 21 will serve as a benchmark for establishing global policies that ensure the preservation of the environment, food production and sustainable economic development. In other words, he added, for the production of goods and services to be achieved without affecting Nature.

The General Coordinator of Social Communication of the President’s Office and Government Spokesman stated that, “Mexico's responsibility as a global actor is borne out by its commitments and actions to provide solutions to this problem.”

He announced that the government has implemented effective policies to reduce the risks associated with climate change, such as hurricanes or severe droughts that threaten people’s lives and communities’ economy.

Eduardo Sánchez Hernández recalled that as part of its support for the future COP21 agreement, Mexico was the first developing country that delivered its commitments for mitigation and adaptation for the period from 2020 to 2030 on March 23 this year.

He explained that our country voluntarily committed to reduce greenhouse gases and compounds by 22 per cent and black carbon emissions by 51 per cent, complying with the indications and priorities of the General Law on Climate Change.

COP 21 will be held from November 30 to December 11 and begin with a meeting of leaders, in which President Enrique Peña Nieto will participate, together with more than 150 Heads of State and Government. The Mexican president's presence will provide a decisive political boost to the achievement of a successful result.

During the press conference, it was announced that at the invitation of the President of France, François Hollande, the Mexican President will chair the second session of the segment at the Heads of State and Government level at COP 21, which, “Shows the recognition Mexico has achieved internationally on this issue and President Enrique Peña Nieto’s leadership in it.”

He will also participate in a high-level meeting to set a price on carbon emissions, to be attended by heads of state, such as President of France François Hollande, President Xi Jinping of China; President of the United States Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The president will also attend the launch of the Innovation initiative Mission, in which Bill Gates and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will participate, which will promote significant growth of private investment in low-carbon technologies.