Kerry to visit Mexico to discuss climate change cooperation

Kerry will travel to Mexico to discuss climate change collaboration.

The Mexican Foreign Ministry announced Monday that US Presidential Climate Envoy John Kerry will meet with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico City next Wednesday to discuss climate change cooperation.

The visit will follow “ongoing diplomatic dialogue that positions the fight against climate change as one of the North American region’s foreign policy priorities,” according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry.

Kerry arrives at a time when Mexico is holding an open parliament in Congress on López Obrador’s proposed electrical reform, which, according to business leaders and environmentalists, relegates clean energies and favors outdated ones of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE, state-owned).

According to the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE, Foreign Ministry), the delegations intend to address areas such as enhancing regional cooperation and the deployment of renewable energies, as well as progress in the implementation of nature-based solutions programs.

They will also look at strategies for controlling and reducing pollution caused by methane gas emissions, collaboration in the transition to sustainable electric transportation, the consolidation of Mexico’s interest in positioning itself as the focal point for the supply of solar panels in the North American market, and progress in anti-deforestation programs.

President López Obrador invited Kerry to visit Mexico City and Palenque (Chiapas) in October 2021 as part of his proposal to expand the “Sembrando Oportunidades” and “Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro” reforestation and international development cooperation programs to Central America.

The Mexican Foreign Ministry also stated that, in addition to López Obrador and Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, other high-level government officials will be present on the Mexican side, but did not specify who will be part of Kerry’s delegation.

 

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