Mexico’s Congress is likely to pass a vigorous climate change law this spring.
The “General Law on Climate Change” has already made successful inroads in Congress, having passed Mexico’s Senate with an overwhelming majority in early December. This spring, the Senate-approved version of the bill is anticipated to be considered in Mexico’s lower house, the Chamber of Deputies.
The bill’s language states its intention is to favor the transition towards a competitive, sustainable economy with low carbon emissions, consequently generating environmental, social, and economic benefits.
Mexico is still a net oil exporter, and probably has huge untapped resources amenable to fracking, so this is especially commendable. Now if only its NAFTA partners would follow suit.