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Mexican president signs climate change legislation

  • Mexican President Felipe Calderon has signed a law introducing binding targets on climate change.

    Calderon announced on Twitter that the law places Mexico as the "first developing country with integral legislation against climate change".

    The new law sets targets on cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy. It is only the second of its kind in the world.

    It also aims for 35 percent of Mexico’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2024.

    The only other similar legislation in the world was introduced by the British government in 2008, pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2050.