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1 COMITÉ INTERSECRETARIAL SOBRE CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO Sustainable Energy Roundtable: Next Steps Post-Kyoto: Options for the U.S. Relationship to an International Climate Change Regime A perspective from the Developing World, The Case of Mexico Carlos A. de la Parra, Minister of Environment Embassy of Mexico Sustainable Energy Institute, March 30, 2005

2 COMITÉ INTERSECRETARIAL SOBRE CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO Mexicos Position Main tenets Main tenets: Reduce GHG emissions & develop renewable energy alternativesReduce GHG emissions & develop renewable energy alternatives Build-up of GHGs/Climate Change well documented & leads to greatest suffering in the poorest regions of the WorldBuild-up of GHGs/Climate Change well documented & leads to greatest suffering in the poorest regions of the World A new development model non-reliant on GHG emissionsA new development model non-reliant on GHG emissions

3 COMITÉ INTERSECRETARIAL SOBRE CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO The 25 Greatest Emitter Countries for GHG, 2000 Percentage of Global Emissions of GHG Emissions of 6 gases EUA China UE (25) Rusia India Japón Alemania Brasil Canadá Reino Unido Italia Corea Sur Ucrania México Francia Indonesia Australia Irán Sudáfrica España Polonia Turquia Arabia Saudita Argentina Pakistán

4 COMITÉ INTERSECRETARIAL SOBRE CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO Mexicos concrete Actions to Control Climate Change Intersecretarial Commission on Climate Change.Intersecretarial Commission on Climate Change. Participation in CDM (Clean Development Mechanisms): National Committee that certifies rpojectsParticipation in CDM (Clean Development Mechanisms): National Committee that certifies rpojects National Strategy on Actions to Control Climate Change National Strategy on Actions to Control Climate Change National Inventory of Emissions (GHG) & Third National Communication.National Inventory of Emissions (GHG) & Third National Communication. A voluntary monitoring and reporting program based on WRIs & WBCSDs Protocol. A voluntary monitoring and reporting program based on WRIs & WBCSDs Protocol. 18 research projects related to climate change through the SEMARNAT-CONACyT sectorial finds. 18 research projects related to climate change through the SEMARNAT-CONACyT sectorial finds. Multilateral collaboration. Multilateral collaboration. Methane-to-Market Initiative. Methane-to-Market Initiative.

5 COMITÉ INTERSECRETARIAL SOBRE CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO CDM Projects Number Estimated Reduction 1000 TONS CO2 eq. Small hydroelectric plants 6263 Wid power plants. 61,626 Biomass digestion plants. 51,394 Landfill Methane recovery plants Methane recovery in Coal Mines Carbon sequestration in Forestry. 91,310 Carbon undeground and soil storage. 1n.d. Transportation1 450 Energy efficiency and re-engineering 42,100 HFC-22 Incineration (from CFC Mfr) 12,712 Aprox. 12 M tons CO 2 /yr


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