Speaking to the General Assembly of Heads of State and Government, President Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed Mexico’s call to the international community to take concrete, firm actions to mitigate climate change.

Mexico was the first developing country to submit its mitigation proposal to the UN, pledging to unconditionally reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 22% and black carbon by 51% by 2030.

Moreover, for the first time ever, Mexico introduced a carbon tax on fossil fuels, which contributes to encouraging the adoption of and investment in clean technologies and renewable energy.

Mexico is advancing actions and proposals to the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 21) in Paris, where binding actions must be taken by governments, a proposal that will be promoted by the Mexican representative.