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Mexico has launched a Centre for Research on Sustainable Development and Climate Change on the 23rd of March 2012. 


This was announced by the President Calderón two years ago at the COP-16 at the World Summit on Climate Change in Cancun.

It is a public-private non-profit organization that will develop policies and promote actively the concept of green economy.

The Centre aims to be independent, transparent and a global model for others.  It also intends to become a hub for South-South cooperation.

This institution already has a Board of Directors, comprised of distinguished national and international personalities like Dr. Mario Molina, Dr. Pachauri, Mr. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary and Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme, Mr. Martin Lidegard, Minister of Energy and Climate Change Government of Denmark, and Mr. Joseph Ryan, Latin America Vice-President ClimateWorks Foundation. The Heads of the Ministries of Finance and Public Credit, Energy and Environment and Natural Resources of the Federal Government are also part of the Council.


Mexico will be the host for the next G20 meeting in June 2012, and this institution will provide assistance in the preparation for negotiations in the area of green growth.


Finally, this research center will strengthen the work and preparation of Mexico on the way to the Rio conference this June.


Click here to see the complete video of the event 


source: Mexican Government website