Today, Mexico announced its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), a commitment to curbing carbon pollution in the lead up to the COP21 climate negotiations this November. By formally announcing their INDC, Mexico has become the first developing country to announce their plans for climate action and are calling for a 22 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as well as an unconditional peak in all carbon emissions by 2026. The U.S. has committed to helping Mexico achieve these climate goals by forming a bilateral U.S.-Mexico climate task force.
Mexico is joining the ranks of Switzerland, the European Union, and most recently, Norway, in announcing its INDC. The United States and other developed countries are expected to announce their commitments early next week.
In response, the Sierra Club released the following statement:
“Today’s announcement from Mexico represents yet another positive step forward on the path through Paris. As the first developing country to announce its commitment, we applaud Mexico on their ambitious goals and global leadership in the climate fight.
“As we’ve already seen from developed countries like the EU, Switzerland, and Norway, it’s clear that climate action is a global priority, and our allies around the world are prepared to take meaningful climate action to protect our health and environment for generations to come.”