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Mauricio Vila reaffirms his government’s commitment to combat climate change

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As vice-president, he attended the VI Extraordinary Meeting of the Conago led by the head of Segob, Adán Augusto López Hernández, before former Secretary John Kerry, the U.S. government envoy for climate change, and the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar. Vila Dosal also participated in the Fourth Extraordinary Session of the National Public Security Council and met with the head of the National Defense Secretariat, General Luis Cresencio Sandoval González.

Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, March 22, 2023.- Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal participated as vice president of the National Conference of Governors (CONAGO) in the VI Extraordinary Meeting of this organization, where he reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to continue joining efforts to promote more projects and strategies that contribute to combat climate change and make Yucatán and the world better places for future generations.

At the meeting, led by the head of the Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB), Adán Augusto López Hernández, and attended by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the U.S. government’s special envoy for climate change, and the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, Vila Dosal said that Yucatán will be doing its part to advance the work agenda in this area.

For his part, Kerry emphasized that it is a privilege to share with Mexico’s Governors, in a meeting that plays a very important role, to make decision-making a joint work, which will trigger a greater impact on the environment.

Given the effects that climate change is having on the world, he affirmed that the clean energy policy is the best way to address this problem, and he called for projects of this type as an alternative to reduce the impact of the human footprint. “You, Governors, have a great opportunity to join forces,” he said.

Kerry is the second former Secretary of State of the United States with whom the Governor has met, since a few days ago he spoke with Hillary Clinton, who gave a keynote speech during the 86th Banking Convention of the Association of Banks of Mexico (ABM), which was held in Yucatan.

In his speech, Ambassador Salazar highlighted the proactivity that Vila Dosal has shown to address this global situation, by attending international calls, such as COP 26, since “the more governments do to address it, the better the future is being defined for the children and young people of the future”.

“It has been President Joe Biden’s instruction to ensure that this relationship with Mexico and its governments continues to be a reality and in a permanent framework, which is why I welcome the meeting we are having today with you, Governors of the Mexican states,” he added.

Before the Governor of Oaxaca and president of the CONAGO, Salomón Jara Cruz, Vila Dosal reiterated that Yucatán has enormous potential for clean energy projects, which is why efforts were redoubled to support these types of plans, the result of which is that there are currently 5 parks, 3 solar and 2 wind, which generate 25% of our consumption in a renewable way.

“In addition to this, we have another 20 projects in the pipeline, which, if they are completed, Yucatan would be producing 100% of the energy we consume in a clean way; therefore, we are convinced that this is the way forward,” he said.

The Governor also pointed out the importance and great difference that international financing makes, for which he was confident that the relationship already established in this area with the neighboring country to the north will continue to be very fruitful, and he thanked the U.S. authorities for the willingness and collaboration they have always shown.

Regarding the projects in collaboration with the US Government, he mentioned some of them, such as the Prosperous Communities program, with a fund of 30 million dollars to conserve the Mayan Jungle, the second largest lung in all America, and the South-Southeast Conservation and Sustainable Development Fund, to implement regional plans.

Finally, he emphasized that the territory is also working hand in hand with the Federation to implement the Ie-Tram, the first 100% electric public transportation route in the Southeast and the only one of its kind in Latin America.

Moments later, the Governor attended the Fourth Extraordinary Session of the National Public Security Council, attended by the Secretaries of the Interior; Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez Velázquez; National Defense, General Luis Cresencio Sandoval González, and the Navy, Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán, where the commitment to operate in an inter-institutional manner was ratified, in order to contribute to the construction of a country of peace and justice.

There, agreements were approved to strengthen the national security strategy, distribution criteria and variable formulas, in order to allocate the Fund for the Institutional Strengthening of Public Security (FOFISP) 2023 and possible resources in this year’s fiscal year, as well as the updating of the professionalization of police officers in local corporations.

Vila Dosal also held a meeting with the Secretary of National Defense with whom he discussed joint projects being carried out in the state, such as the modernization and expansion of the Progreso Port of Height and the construction of the Gran Parque de la Plancha, works that will contribute to the development of the state and the improvement of the quality of life of families in the state.

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