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Ecobreves – MEXICO: Resources Demanded to Confront Climate Change

MEXICO CITY, Dec 17 2012 (IPS) - Environmental organizations are calling for an adequate budget for the mitigation of climate change and adaptation to its impacts. “There has been a decrease in the budget for climate change-related institutions, and adaptation and mitigation programs have been reassigned or eliminated,” Gabriela Niño, the public policies coordinator of the non- governmental Mexican Center for Environmental Law, told Tierramérica.

“The budget is heavily weighted towards mitigation, when the law says that the priority should be adaptation,” she added.

The 2013 budget bill currently being debated in Congress allocates some 2.6 billion dollars for climate change-related measures.

But no resources have been allocated for the creation of a fund aimed at adaption and mitigation actions, as stipulated by the General Law on Climate Change.

 
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