Mexico, Jul. 11 (Notimex).- Mexico has consolidated itself as a committed and concerned global player in an effective fight against climate change, and that is the position that it must maintain during the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, next December.
In the company of the Deputy Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Miguel Ruiz Cabañas, the head of Semarnat highlighted the work done by the National System of Climate Change (SINACC, for its acronym in Spanish).
The official expressed his confidence that this system will continue to be the engine to promote cutting-edge public policies of adaptation and mitigation for the effects of climate change, said Semarnat in a statement.
The SINACC incorporates the three levels of government and the academic, social and private sectors, for the design of short, medium and long-term strategies, oriented towards an inclusive policy, a low-carbon economy, a society and resilient ecosystems to impacts of climate change.
During the ceremony, the approval given in Congress on the amendments to the General Law on Climate Change was highlighted, since these will help in the harmonization of national work with respect to the international sphere.
The objectives of the Paris Agreement, the mandate to adopt an adaptation policy, and the pollutant reduction objectives were incorporated. In addition, the importance of private sector participation was acknowledged, in particular the setting up of a carbon market, as well as that related to human rights, health protection and guarantees for women and indigenous peoples.
Regarding the closure of the Special Program on Climate Change (PECC) 2014-2018, it was reported that a diagnosis is made to know the progress, areas of opportunity and actions that should be continued.
The president of the National Institute of Ecology (INECC, for its acronym in Spanish), Amparo Martinez Arroyo, informed that next September the Sixth Communication of Mexico will be released, a document that reflects all the work that has been done in our country in regards to climate change and which will be an important reference for decision making in the future.