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US government will finance actions against climate change, says Ebrard

Georgina Saldierna

Newspaper La Jornada
Sunday, October 30, 2022, p. 12

The United States will make efforts to finance actions against climate change, reported the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, a day after the meeting between President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and John Kerry, the White House’s special envoy for climate.

The foreign minister explained that during the conversation with the US official, he was told that there is a problem in financing actions against the emission of greenhouse gases, since there is no proportionality between who is causing the problem and who is recent.

Starting yesterday an Internet program called Say itthe head of the SRE explained that the richest countries in the world generate almost half or a little more of the emissions, that is, most of them come from the fewest number of countries, but the most serious impacts are for 17 countries in Africa.

He pointed out that there must be a considerable investment by the most developed countries, because their contribution to the problem is greater than that of other nations.

There are several compromises. Kerry is going to give us a hand, she’s going to help us with that.pointed out by noting that the US official agreed that there is a financing problem.

Ebrard also stated that at the meeting it was agreed to have similar goals and policies in terms of rhythms against climate change. For example, by 2030 half of all vehicles must be electric; In addition, there are common goals to reduce methane gas, as well as the use of coal and fossil fuels.

For his part, Ken Salazar, ambassador of the United States in Mexico, recognized the commitment of the Government of Mexico to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and move towards the industries of the future through electromobility.

He pointed out that the two governments are committed to clean energy and the fight against environmental deterioration.

By working together at the Northwest Gate, we ramp up our work ahead of COP27 and lay the groundwork for North America to become a clean energy and climate change powerhouse.he added.

Likewise, Salazar explained that the investments of US companies in Mexico can be seen in Baja California, where Sempra Infrastructure will develop a wind farm with a capacity of 300 megawatts, and announced the signing of a 20-year contract to supply renewable energy to various locations in California.

In turn, Invenergy is investing $70 million in the La Toba Energy Center, Baja California Sur, for a 40 megawatt (MW) solar plant with a battery storage system.

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