Friday, May 4, 2012

Mexico and the UK have the Toughest Climate Change Policies

The Mexican legislature passed one of the strongest national climate-change laws so far on 19 April reports Nature. The UK and Mexico now have similar binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions. IN my opinion, another piece of evidence against the simplistic environmental Kuznets curve theory. At least, against the theory that income-related preferences drive emissions reductions. Mexico has world mean income per capita - in fact I often think that Mexico is a microcosm of the world as a whole - many of its indicators are near world means. That means it is not a poor country, of course, but it is not rich either.

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