Obama Engaging Mexico on Climate Change?

Ok, so the title is a little misleading, but the White House sent out a press release on Friday that the Obama administration is seeking to meet with and engage representatives from “major economies,” including Mexico, in preparation for the next major climate summit (December 2009, Copenhagen).  You can read about it on the NY Times environment blog.  I see it as a positive sign that the U.S. will be becoming more active in driving global climate policy.

That said, President Obama will be here in Mexico in a week or so for meetings with President Calderon… I’m sure that the drug war, economic issues, and the little tit-for-tat regarding Mexican trucks on U.S. highways will be on the top of the agenda, but it’s possible that climate change will also be discussed.  We’ll see.


México, D.F.


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