La Jornada – Mexico, in fight against climate change, says British ambassador
Mexico City. United Kingdom Ambassador to the country Corinne Robertson considered Mexico an ally in the fight against climate change. He indicated that this fight could be intensified with joint work.
Participating in the workshop: “Electric vehicles, electromobility and the future of manufacturing”, he said that the United Kingdom is committed and it will be important to accelerate the transition from internal combustion vehicles to electric utility vehicles.
He recalled that this year the United Kingdom will host the United Nations Conference on Climate Change COP-26, “which represents us with great pride, but also means great responsibility.”
The diplomat said that the Kovid-19 epidemic has put all of us in a state of emergency, but that does not mean that we do not have a climate crisis either.
It is necessary, he said, to rebuild in a more sustainable way and while recovering from Kovid-19, we need to keep in mind that only international cooperation will take us further than ever before with vaccines, with agreements and with an ambitious climate. Enables to grow. Policies.
Corin Robertson said that countries in the world have to achieve net zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century if we want to stop the rise in global temperatures that do not exceed 1.0 or 1.5 degrees.
Action against climate change will help us meet our global emission reduction targets.
Road transport contributed 17.6 percent of total emissions globally and 23.4 percent of emissions in Mexico in 2020.
The British Ambassador to our country said: “Mexico is an ally for us on climate change and we know that if we work together we can expedite it soon.
He supported his support of Mexico to continue to cooperate in the fight against climate change like in the past.
“We have worked on other initiatives in parallel that we want to serve to support the transition to electric vehicles.
For example, through the Climate Leadership Program in cities we have provided technical assistance with German cooperation to assist the transition from public transport to electric fleets in cities such as Monterrey, Guadalajara, Hermosillo and Mexico City.
Our experience of success is extremely rich and therefore we will continue to support the electrification of transportation in Mexican cities, he assured.
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