Throughout the two weeks of negotiations, Mexico
was recognized for its active participation and as facilitator of the final
The Mexican government welcomed adoption of the
ambitious, progressive, fair and transparent agreement.
Today, after five years of negotiations that began at the
COP 16 in Cancun, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted by
acclamation in a session chaired by French President Francois Hollande, U.N.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the French Foreign Minister and President of
the COP 21, Laurent Fabius.
The agreement is a milestone in the history of the planet.
It commits all countries—developed and developing—to working together ambitiously,
progressively, equitably and transparently to limit the global temperature increase
to 1.5 degrees C with the support of scientific knowledge and technological
Mexico demonstrated its leadership in Paris and it was
recognized for playing a constructive role and helping to facilitate the
negotiations and make the financing, mitigation and adaptation goals more
Mexico participated actively in negotiating the timeframes
for presenting the national climate action reports and the reports needed to
monitor compliance with the agreement. The Mexican delegation also joined the
group of 90 countries in favor of an ambitious agreement.
Without a doubt, the scope of this agreement will have a
direct impact on the transition to a global low-carbon economy, which—in addition
to preserving the environment—promotes the sustainable development of all
During the two weeks of negotiations, the Paris Conference
on Climate Change brought together more than 40,000 participants from 195
countries, in addition to observers, private sector representatives and
numerous civil society organizations.