Glasgow, Scotland. The governments of Yucatan and the United Kingdom have agreed to expand cooperation, through andto finance the project that contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change.
The commitment was fulfilled at the meeting of Governor Mauricio Villa Dosal and Jenny McClellans, Director of Finance and climate change para el UK Partnership for Accelerated Climate Change (UK PACT) en el marco de la COP26.
“Our planet depends on how much effort we put into resolving this climate emergency, before the damage becomes irreparable and we lose our future,” warned the Mexican state’s president.
Previously co-chair of ‘UK PACT: The UK’s Leading Capacity Development Program Transforming Global Climate Transformations through Business Partnerships’.
The Yucatecan Governor highlighted that, in the entity, significant projects are being implemented with the UK PACT, in terms of regulations, mobility, energy efficiency and decarbonization of development, which reflects the confidence of the UK program deposited in the Territory, meeting its international obligations.
And in the presence of Pak Dadan, Director General of the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. Nyoka Naidoo, Director, South Africa Presidential Climate Commission; And Kate Hughes, Director of International Climate Change, UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the governor stated:
“The Yucatan is threatened by the effects of climate change, due to its geographic location, karst soils and aquifer conditions, with caves, grottoes and stony rocks.
The proof of this is that in 2020, we had to deal not only with the epidemic, but also with 2 hurricanes and 3 tropical storms that seriously affected our region. ”
To assess the impact of this situation, he noted that it rained 71% more rain on average annually, due to a record number, “This led to a rise in the groundwater level by 5 meters above sea level, with this, severe flooding in All over Yucatan. Nearly 85% of the field has been lost and thousands of homes have been damaged as a result of this situation.”
Hence, the need to implement measures to reduce these disasters became their priority, which is why, through dialogue and multilateral alliances, the state government, together with the Yucatecan families, has undertaken the task of promoting the development of strategies along with the great allies. , such as UK PACT.
“This relationship is so close that I am proud to share that Yucatan is the state in which the largest number of projects are undertaken with UK PACT, which shows the trust placed in order to comply with our international obligations,” he said.
Likewise, Villa Dosal dialogues with Martha Delgado Peralta, Under-Secretary of Foreign Relations for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights (SRE), on Yucatan’s engagement in fulfilling Mexico’s commitments with the High Level Commission for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.
It is an initiative of 14 heads of state, committed to developing, motivating and supporting solutions for the health and wealth of the oceans in policy, governance, technology and finance.
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