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Roberts and Edwards examine Mexico's climate change proposition in prestigious Brookings blog

Today, Mexico joined other members of the United Nations by announcing its own Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, an outline of actions the country plans to take to combat climate change before the Paris Summit convenes in December. The plan includes a pledge to peak its carbon emissions by 2026, and to make major reductions in black carbon and other greenhouse gases by 2030.

IBES faculty member J. Timmons Roberts and research fellow Guy Edwards commented on the proposed deal in PlanetPolicy, a blog published by Brookings, a non-profit public policy organization based in Washington D.C. "We will be closely examining this proposed contribution from Mexico in the days ahead," wrote Roberts and Edwards. "But at first blush we see this launch as an extraordinarily positive step."

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