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