Leaders from business, regional government, higher education, and civil society in Mexico, Japan and the United States are joining forces to help accelerate implementation of national climate goals.
Today, over 35 Mexican entities - including the University of Guadalajara, the local government of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, the government of the state of Jalisco and the Mexican company Fortius, signed a climate declaration, committing to work hand and hand with the national government to accelerate implementation of its pledge to reduce 22% of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and up to 36% with international support. Alongside Japan and the United States, Alianza para la Acción Climática de Guadalajara - whose signatories currently represent over 5 million people -- is the world’s third multi-stakeholder climate coalition to be assembled to help deliver and enhance countries’ Paris Agreement pledges.
Last month, more than 100 Japanese leaders formed the Japan Climate Initiative in pursuit of a decarbonized Japanese society. The Japan Climate Initiative took inspiration from We Are Still In, which launched in June 2017, and now includes nearly 3,000 signatories, collectively representing 170 million Americans and $6.4 trillion in U.S. GDP.
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