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  • More IDB Support for Mexico’s Climate Change Agenda

    Thursday, September 17th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB supports second stage of Mexico’s climate change agenda

    Reforms linked to new loan will help mitigate the impacts and reduce vulnerability to climate change in energy, transportation, agriculture, tourism and water resources

    Mexico will implement an ambitious climate change program that includes mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and strengthening climate-related institutions, as […]

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    Government Study Calls for Mexican Battery Regulation / Estudio recomenda normatividad sobre las pilas en México

    Friday, March 13th, 2009

    Mexico’s National Ecology Institute (INE) has just released an “environmental diagnosis” of portable batteries in that country. The study looks at the growth of battery consumption in Mexico, a recent analysis of the chemical composition of both formal and informal (“pirate”) batteries (looking particularly at heavy metal content and any other aspects that may make […]

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    Mexican Consumer Group Demands Vehicle Efficiency Labeling / Los consumidores mexicanos exigen etiquetado de eficiencia y de las emisiones de los vehículos

    Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

    Synopsis in English: A Mexican consumer group, The Power of the Consumer (El Poder del Consumidor – EPC) is calling upon automobile manufacturers to label all new vehicles sold in Mexico regarding their fuel efficiency [kilometers (km) per liter consumed] and greenhouse gas emissions [primarily grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted per km], similar to […]

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    IDB Finances Mexican Work on Climate Change / BID financiará agenda de México sobre cambio climático

    Friday, November 21st, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB supports climate change agenda in Mexico
    Finances innovations and reforms for climate change mitigation and adaptation, along with climate action plans in over 10 Mexican states
    The Inter-American Development Bank will finance the first national study on the economic impact of climate change, measures to mitigate that impact and climate change […]

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    Mexico’s Eco-Partnership with California

    Monday, August 4th, 2008

    In February, when this blog was on hiatus while I worked on projects and expanding/updating the main Temas site, Mexico and the State of California signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) on cooperation in environmental matters.
    To be honest, I didn’t pay it much attention at the time. Not just because I was busy with […]

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    Mexico Takes Stock of its Wetlands

    Saturday, May 31st, 2008

    Mangroves matter.
    Why? Among other reasons:

    Their dense root systems keep sediment from rivers and off the land from going out to sea. This helps stabilize the coastline and provides some protection from hurricanes and tropical storms. [Studies have shown storm damage is usually greater in coastal areas where mangroves have been cleared.] […]

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    Mexico to Take US to the Hague Over Border Wall…Because of Environmental Impact???

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

    The Environment Secretariat (SEMARNAT) of Mexico has announced that it may take the United States to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague over the wall the US is trying to build along the border with Mexico. The rationale behind their case: alleged environmental damage to the desert ecosystem in Sonora and […]

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    Mexico: Feds Issue Guidance on Municipal Composting

    Monday, March 12th, 2007

    Recently Mexico’s Environment Secretariat (SEMARNAT) announced with great fanfare the release of a “manual” on municipal composting. This “manual” actually was co-produced last autumn by SEMARNAT’s National Ecology Institute (INE) and the German technical cooperation agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH.
    What was interesting was not so much the so-called manual itself, which […]

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