Mexico City, May 15, 2013 – On Thursday April 25, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mexico Mission Director, Thomas R. Delaney, joined to the Participation at the Forum “General Climate Change Act: Challenges and Opportunities to foster a low emissions development in Mexico” at the Honorable Chamber of Representatives.

The objective of this participation was that the lawmakers related to sustainable growth, have sufficient elements to assist in the implementation of the Climate Change Act (LGCC) and the implementation of mitigation through energy efficiency and use of renewable energy the benefit of the communities they represent, and to make Mexico reaches a low-carbon development of greenhouse gas (GHG).

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Mr. Delaney emphasized USAID’s commitment to the congress representatives: “To highlight the USAID intention to support Mexican Legislators to have enough elements in the implementation of the General Climate Change Act, and the implementation of mitigation actions through the technical assistance to implement energy efficiency demonstration projects and the use of renewable energy sources, for the benefit of the communities they represent and to ensure that Mexico reaches a low-carbon development”.

The event itself was aimed to present some results of the technical assistance provided by USAID to the Government of Mexico through its various programs.

In this case, these activities are carried out under USAID/Mexico’s Global Climate Change Program and implemented through the current USAID-funded Mexico Low Emissions Development (MLED) Program.