In Mexico City's commercial Santa Fe district, employees spend $1,700 a year on vehicle maintenance and the equivalent of 26 days commuting to and from work.
Mexico committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 22 percent from business-as-usual levels by 2030, becoming the first developing country to submit its post-2020 national climate action plan.
Mexico issued its official proposed national climate action commitment, known as its “intended nationally determined contribution” (INDC) to the forthcoming global climate agreement. Mexico is the first developing country to submit its INDC to the United Nations. The draft proposal will peak the country’s emissions by 2026 and describes policies it will use to reach its emission reduction goals.
The following is a statement from Jennifer Morgan, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:
Mexico City will invest $150 million in energy-efficient buses, public bike-sharing and car-free days-one of the largest sustainable mobility investments in the city's history. It's a significant step forward in orienting Mexico City around people, not cars.
MEXICO CITY (March 17, 2015)— Today, Mexico City’s Head of Government Miguel Ángel Mancera announced a new partnership with World Resources Institute, World Bank, CAF, and Inter-American Development Bank to invest $150 million in expanding and modernizing sustainable transport systems. The announcement comes after a 60 day period of discussions on the future of Mexico City’s sustainable transport solutions kicked-off on the margins of WRI’s event Transforming Transportation 2015.
Water availability could potentially limit shale resource development on six continents
Editor’s Note: Interactive map and other digital resources are available at: wri.org/water-for-shale.