It’s Time for Countries to Work Together to Combat Global Warming

  • 2016-07-07
  • Pacific Standard

On the historic new climate agreement between Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced a historic new climate partnership requiring North America to generate half of its electricity with clean power by 2025. The new commitment could also spur the nearly 200 nations who adopted the 2015 Paris Agreement to team up and continue developing comprehensive joint climate strategies of their own.

The North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environmental Partnership, unveiled at the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, includes strengthened investments in clean energy technology like smart grids and carbon capturing on coal or gas power plants, renewable energy sources and nuclear power, and a greener automotive industry.