Mexican President Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and American President Obama shake hands at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, June 29, 2016.
Mexican President Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and American President Obama shake hands at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, June 29, 2016.

U.S., Canada, Mexico Announce Climate Partnership; What Brexit Means for Global Climate Policy

Bloomberg (6/29) reported on a new trilateral U.S.-Canada-Mexico climate partnership, announced by the countries’ leaders at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa this week. 

 
A White House press release (6/29) said the partners will work toward several ambitious clean energy, environmental conservation and climate action goals . 
 
A White House blog (6/29) by Jason Furman and Brian Deese explained the economic benefits of the partnership. 
 
The Washington Post (6/24) said Britain’s decision to leave the E.U. may slow the advance of international climate policy, noting that uncertainty now surrounds how the two entities will join the Paris climate agreement. 
 
The Guardian (6/28) reported on remarks from U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres, who said the U.K. is still a leader on climate and that its decision to leave the E.U. was not a vote against climate action. 
 
Reuters (6/22) said more than 7,100 cities in 119 countries came together to form the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy – the world’s largest alliance to combat climate change. 
 
Bloomberg (6/22) said solar power is expected to expand six-fold by 2030 as production costs fall, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. The average cost of electricity from a photovoltaic system is forecast to plunge as much as 59 percent by 2025. 
 
Inter Press Service (6/22) said farmers in coastal areas of Bangladesh are adapting to climate change impacts, such as salt water intrusion, by shifting to research-based farming technologies. 
 
Country
Mexico
Strategic Objective
Mitigation, Adaptation
Topics
Urban, Sustainable Landscapes, Partnership, Mitigation, Coastal, Climate Policy, Clean Energy, Adaptation
Region
Global, Asia

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