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What Are the Implications of Mexico's Climate Change Law?

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Title: What Are the Implications of Mexico's Climate Change Law?
Author: Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
Subject(s): Latin America
Mexico
climate change
law
policy
energy
renewable
energy sector
greenhouse gas emissions
diversification
energy generation
carbon trading
carbon credits
energy efficiency
foreign investment
markets
Abstract: Mexico's Congress in April passed a landmark climate change law after three years of debate and revisions, Reuters reported. The bill's mandates require that 35 percent of Mexico's energy come from renewable sources by 2024 and carbon emissions must be 50 percent below 2000 levels by 2050, among other requirements. What will be the effects of Mexico's new climate law? Will the energy sector be able to meet the increased demand for renewable power? How do other Latin American countries' future energy plans compare with Mexico, and are they likely to adopt similar legislation? Does the law's passage reflect pessimism about the possibility of a global consensus on climate change mitigation?
Date: 2012-06-06
Publisher: Inter-American Dialogue
Citation: Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor, June 6, 2012; pp. 1, 3-4.
Description: Article re-posted as a PDF document with permission from the publishers as part of an Institutional Repository collection to aggregate Latin American energy policy, dialogue, white papers, reports, and educational materials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21100
Available at: http://www.thedialogue.org

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