Yucatecan officials described environmental and clean-energy projects in a videoconference heard by 6,900 Latin American leaders…
MERIDA — Governor Rolando Zapata Bello was invited to this activity of the program created by the politician and eco-activist Al Gore to train people from all over the world with the goal of becoming leaders against climate change.
Through the videoconference held last October 18, the governor was heard by the leaders, some previously trained and others who are involved in the program trainings in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
In this way Yucatan became the first Mexican state with direct inclusion in this forum, sharing the experiences and actions that demonstrate the good results of collaboration between the political and private sectors.
There, Zapata Bello said that Yucatan has a great natural and cultural capital, and it is the region of the whole country with the greatest potential to develop clean energies.
However, he said, our geographical location puts us in a position of high vulnerability to weather phenomena, which by climate change have increased potential impact on the entity.
Therefore, Yucatan published in 2014 the Special Program of Action on Climate Change, becoming the first territory of the nation to meet the requirements of the General Law on Climate Change.
Zapata Bello noted that through the General Agreement on Coordination for Sustainability of the Yucatan Peninsula (ASPY), the three states (Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo) have put forward tasks to reduce deforestation, promote sustainable economic practices and protect the natural resources of the peninsula, such as the coasts , cenotes and mangroves.
More than 150 companies, as well as civil society institutions and organizations, participate in this agreement, which complies with one of the points of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which proposes the inclusion of business, academic and social organizations within the efforts to mitigate this phenomenon.
In the videoconference were also Natalia Lever, Regional Manager of The Climate Reality Project Mexico Latam and Nayelli Hernández Crespo, leader-climate and delegate of The Climate Reality Mexico, chapter Yucatan.
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